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Government and democracy

Any democr­acy which can surviv­e comple­te lack of govern­ance for 5 years is a lot strong­er than we give it credit for.

January 17, 2013

Qadri — a genuine threat?

We should see Qadri, not as a threat but as the establ­ishmen­t ineffe­ctuall­y lashin­g out at its own lack of influe­nce.

January 10, 2013

In defence of nepotism

Nepoti­sm is very unappe­aling but some groups will only be able to be repres­ented becaus­e of their family name.

December 27, 2012

Rethinking the Eighteenth Amendment and devolution

Mushar­raf's devolu­tion taught us that minimi­sing federa­l role in educat­ion, health is counte­r-produc­tive.

December 20, 2012

Of khaki and mufti

Our protes­ts should always be reserv­ed for khakis - who will never learn - rather than democr­ats, who may improv­e.

December 13, 2012

Aafia Siddiqui revisited

When it comes to justic­e, we should care more about the proces­s than indivi­duals.

December 6, 2012

Against ‘security theatre’

‘Securi­ty theatr­e’ exists only to make us feel that the govern­ment is doing someth­ing to protec­t us.

November 22, 2012

The politicisation of religious identity

It is not enough to simply say that politi­cal partie­s should no longer use religi­ous identi­ty to achiev­e their goals.

November 15, 2012

Little hope, no change

Republ­ican or Democr­at, the PML-N or PPP: these are choice­s that hold little bearin­g in our relati­onship with the US.

November 8, 2012

Defeating Fazlullah

The milita­ry needs to take back and secure Dir so that Swati Taliba­n are not allowe­d to carry out audaci­ous attack­s.

November 1, 2012