Dawn News

Dr Niaz Murtaza

A surging Pakistan?

Rosy reviews about the country must be assessed dispassionately. Updated Oct 01, 2015 12:48pm

A lucky Pakistan

Partition has paid off economically. Published Sep 13, 2015 01:12am

A post-Zia Pakistan?

The state is not going far enough to dismantle Zia’s legacy. Published Aug 16, 2015 05:58am

Political chessboard

Tensions have increased between northern and southern elites. Published Jul 28, 2015 06:11am

Soft coups

Mission creep is evident in Sindh. Published Jul 07, 2015 06:31am

Demonising NGOs

It is the fear of NGOs revealing HR abuses that leads to bans. Published Jun 21, 2015 07:00am

Egalitarian societies

There is a vicious circular relationship between societal inegalitarianism and bad governance. Published Jun 01, 2015 04:36am

A flailed state

One would expect Pakistan to squirm, blink and be responsive. Updated May 17, 2015 10:11am

Logical thinking

The most common fallacy in politics is argumentum ad hominem: evading the topic by personally attacking opponents. Updated May 03, 2015 11:55am

Poll system reform

The PR electoral system has its drawbacks. Updated Apr 16, 2015 03:20am

Ideological states

We have yet to define our creed clearly. Published Apr 02, 2015 01:33am

Policy power plays

The three most critical policy domains are anti-poor. Published Mar 24, 2015 06:36am

Beyond democracy

Our worst political crises all started under dictatorship. Published Mar 06, 2015 01:28am

A world adrift

We need a better goal than materialism. Published Feb 23, 2015 01:13am

Pakistan’s destiny

Political collapses usually occur in undemocratic states. Published Feb 09, 2015 02:45am

Peaceful resistance

Muslims must discourage violent responses within their societies. Published Jan 26, 2015 06:59am

Whither democracy?

The judgment of elected leaders is usually better than that of generals. Published Jan 13, 2015 02:21am

Licence to kill

The Arab-Israeli conflict reveals poor strategy. Updated Dec 23, 2014 05:11am

Nobel intentions?

Malala is more deserving of the peace prize than many others. Published Dec 07, 2014 07:09am

More provinces?

Increasing the number of administrative units is problematic. Published Nov 14, 2014 06:52am