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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

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

Delimitation in Karachi

THE question of fresh delimitation of constituencies in Karachi ahead of the general election requires careful reconsideration by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Published Dec 11, 2012 12:15am