In the justified quest to articulate an anti-establishment position, the task of defining any strategic interests of the
Five months on, no concrete steps have been taken to investigate the source of the PM’s children’s funds.
Being in favour of mass transit does not entail awarding the government an eternal hall pass for Lahore.
Should we attach primacy to foreign conspiracies when the country’s own nationalist project is celebrated by those....
The crisis of incompetence and malfeasance that is afflicting Sindh’s governance is impossible to ignore any longer.
The role of ideology adds further complexity to the alleged relationship between religion and terrorism.
Whichever way one looks at the new left, it is impossible to deny that mainstream progressive politics is facing a
In a world where it takes little effort to see how the wealthy live, expectations from the state will be high.
In rural Punjab, mid-sized landowners play an important role as political intermediaries.
The state’s reaction to the protesters is akin to a bully who picks on the weakest in class.
The history of development is ambivalent on the connection between corruption & growth.
The land development regime in Pakistan is rife with loopholes, none less so than the colonial-era Land Acquisition Act.
Does the aftermath of the Panama Papers show just how little Pakistan’s political system has evolved?
There are two sides to the state’s apparently ‘progressive’ turn in recent months.
The fractured politics of an unequal city leaves the future of environmental concerns particularly bleak.
The crisis of patronage-based employment is actually part of a much broader labour market crisis.
The amnesty scheme comes across as the final settlement between a chunk of the trading community and the government.
Ethnic discord and centre-province conflict are a fight between different tiers of political elites.
Pakistan’s trajectory from procedural democracy to substantive democracy has been mixed at best.
Societal bigotry aside, the Pakistani state and its guiding legal structure perpetuate and enshrine discriminatory