Tahir Mehdi

Dalits’ dream of Pakistan

Dalits’ political mobility continues to remain restricted due to entrenched caste barriers. Updated May 09, 2016 09:04am

Delimitation challenges

A new delimitation exercise will face the challenge of distribution of seats within the provinces. Published Jan 19, 2016 01:39am

Rise of the ‘no-party’

It is routine for whoever is refused a party ticket to file papers as an independent. Published Oct 30, 2015 01:43am

Democratic farce

The Pakistani political elite’s penchant for nominated members instead of elected ones is nothing new. Published Oct 20, 2015 06:50am

Analysis: Limits of devolution

The number of objections raised serve as an indicator of interest stakeholders show in local govt elections. Updated Jun 30, 2015 08:42am

GB’s aspirations

Our rulers refuse to revisit their stance on GB. Published Jun 16, 2015 02:01am

Is the party over?

Party politics has been at cross purposes with the politics of patronage all through our history. Published Jun 08, 2015 02:14am

Women in politics

In Pakistan’s political arena, women are acceptable only as proxies or an extension of male politicians. Published May 25, 2015 01:36am

Writing on the board

While too much should not be read into the cantonment polls, they cannot be ignored altogether. Published May 04, 2015 03:07am

‘Naya Karachi’

The PTI’s rise in Punjab is in sync with its ascent in Karachi. Published Apr 11, 2015 12:54am

Gilgit-Baltistan quagmire

The strategic importance of Gilgit-Baltistan has probably never been higher than it is today. Published Feb 28, 2015 03:00am