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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

One after another

Do we need more committees on national security? Published Oct 16, 2016 01:54am

Running the political engine

As democracy has flourished, challenges related to political finance have also grown. Published Oct 10, 2016 01:58am

Parliament’s inertia on NAP

It is sad that parliamentary committees have hardly discussed the National Action Plan. Published Aug 30, 2016 02:07am

Is a commission enough?

Each time an accountability crisis strikes we start looking for a new institution to address it. Updated Jul 04, 2016 09:49am

The awaited electoral reforms

Serious steps are needed to establish the sanctity of the electoral process before the next general election. Published May 24, 2016 06:36am

Transparent leaders

The ECP must make it easier for citizens to access the financial statements of their elected representatives. Published Apr 26, 2016 04:41am

The right to information

International experience indicates a strong link between effective RTI laws and good governance. Published Feb 20, 2016 01:02am

Absent from the house

Why do our legislators have such a shoddy record of attendance in parliament? Published Jan 05, 2016 04:02am

The calculus of ordinances

Successive governments have resorted to ordinances as a convenient tool of legislation. Published Dec 15, 2015 02:03am

Whither NSC?

A formal mechanism is needed for a civil-military exchange of views. Published Nov 29, 2015 01:49am

Election gone wrong

The ECP is to blame for the poor poll management in KP. Published Jun 03, 2015 06:25am

Budget and the parliament

MNAs lack the help of experts who can brief them on technical aspects of the budget. Published May 23, 2015 07:04am

Arbitrary changes

Ownership of the election code of conduct by political parties has been weak in Pakistan. Published May 18, 2015 01:31am

Senate questions

Are drastic modifications required in the system? Published Mar 15, 2015 01:19am

Whither electoral reforms?

The poll reform process should not be held hostage to the politics of any one group. Published Jan 24, 2015 12:47am

The way forward

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should have given priority to electoral reforms. Published Sep 13, 2014 05:49am

A case for urgent poll reforms

There are several areas in which immediate electoral reforms, at the heart of the current stand-off, are needed. Updated Aug 23, 2014 12:10pm

Strains already

The ISPR press release of April 7 demonstrated the communication gap between the political and military leadership.... Published Apr 21, 2014 07:58am