PML-N’s disdain for basic rights shows in its tactics against unions.
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
We focus only on the shiny, liberating elements at our peril.
Foreign investment is touted as the panacea for all our woes.
So far, all our resolutions have focused on defeating terrorism.
A genuine alternative to capitalism is needed.
Manipulating the poll process appears to be the rule.
Many actors are part of our political economy story.
We are more familiar with home-grown Ataturks than we think.
Labour flows towards capital-rich heartlands.
There’s little to distinguish the PTI from the PML-N.
We like to show off just how pious we are.
‘Terrorism’ in Pakistan is far from a straightforward matter.
The state has always treated ethnic Pakhtuns with suspicion.
The state itself is the heartbeat of a system in which historical oppression occurs.
The state chooses to criminalise populations it perceives as ‘threatening’.
The ‘property dealer’ has become the most savvy entrepreneur.
What is the position of those on the left of the political spectrum?
Legislation for LG elections has yet to be passed.
A sub-plot in the GB polls is the candidacy of Hunza native Baba Jan.
Hundreds of social media pages contain hate speech.