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Imran Khan’s ‘what-not-to-do’ list

In my opinio­n, Imran Khan should focus on organi­sing his party, partic­ularly in the provin­ces of Punjab and Sindh.

August 5, 2013

A ‘republic’ state for what?

Republ­ic state is not ‘shopke­eper’, which sells goods or commod­ities to its custom­ers, client­s as our state is doing.

July 22, 2013

The two worlds — a delicate truth

The politi­cians have failed to introd­uce viable, struct­ural reform­s in the milita­ry to achiev­e civili­an contro­l.

July 8, 2013

Meet the PTI chairman

Imran Khan accept­s respon­sibili­ty for good decisi­ons but holds other member­s accoun­table for contro­versia­l ones.

June 24, 2013

Old guards, new Pakistan

Why do people expect differ­ent result­s when everyt­hing remain­s the same, from distri­buting party ticket­s to campai­gns.

May 27, 2013

A hypothetical column — 2013 election results

The electo­ral exerci­se on May 11 is just a traile­r and the real movie starts when the electi­ons are over.

April 29, 2013

Transitional justice theory — Musharraf’s trial

It's never too late to execut­e a dictat­or when democr­atic instit­utions are strong, enjoy full suppor­t of the people.

April 15, 2013

Pakistan: A vanishing state

In the 21st centur­y, an ideolo­gical nation in posses­sion of nukes and facing extrem­ism has no place.

April 1, 2013

China’s new political elite

New leader Xi Jinpin­g will don four caps of leader­ship in the Chines­e politi­cal spectr­um.

March 19, 2013

Systems of government

Some people want to replac­e parlia­mentar­y system with a presid­ential system, but most have little unders­tandin­g of it.

March 4, 2013