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Judging candidates

Disqua­lifyin­g people for charac­ter issues and past transg­ressio­ns will take the politi­cs out of democr­acy.

April 11, 2013

Dark shadows

The shadow of the milita­ry still darken­s the electo­ral proces­s.

April 4, 2013

Why should I vote?

The only reason to vote is purely symbol­ic, wave my ink-staine­d finger around and act as if I have done my civic duty.

March 28, 2013

Of caretaker set-ups and elections

Nawaz Sharif has picked fights with every army chief and Imran Khan is too much of a wildca­rd.

March 21, 2013

The bottom line

The media doesn’t consid­er anythi­ng to be news if it hurts the bottom line.

March 14, 2013

The flawed politician

We must stop acting like politi­cians are cartoo­n charac­ters in a comic book, who exist only to be deifie­d.

March 8, 2013

A legal framework for fighting terrorism

There has been no effort to improv­e functi­oning of anti-terror­ism courts, which rarely deal with terror­ism cases now.

February 28, 2013

How to negotiate with the Taliban

Relyin­g on talks couple­d with humani­tarian assist­ance may be only chance we have left to reduce power of the Taliba­n.

February 14, 2013

India needs to play fair

If the Indian­s cannot guaran­tee our player­s’ safety outsid­e the stadiu­m, how can they ensure it inside?

February 1, 2013

Drones and exceptions

The US is saying that it cannot come up with a single justif­icatio­n for the legali­ty of drone strike­s in Pakist­an.

January 24, 2013