The public clamour about the need for parties to democratise their functioning has started having effect.
Bureaucrats considered honest or sticklers for the rules are more often than not bypassed.
It will be necessary to devise an accountability system that is independent of government initiative.
The question now is where do we go from here?
The self-evident truth in Pakistan today is that the 2018 election has already been manipulated beyond repair.
Gen Zia’s followers have superseded him by developing a model that could be offered to the world as the ‘ideal’ poll.
An old statement from the ‘founders’ of a party that was never launched still has relevance today.
The danger in ignoring human rights reports is that the chance to apply corrective measures could be lost.
In May, there was a spurt in appearances before the commission of inquiry.
The ECP would be well advised to invite as many observers from credible organisations as possible.
Punjab University needs to be free from fissiparous trends and influences.
One hopes the caretakers and their successors in the years ahead will strengthen democratic conduct.
A youth-led movement aims to persuade election candidates to adopt a pro-people approach.
Madeeha Gauhar, the founder of Ajoka Theatre, who passed away on April 25, was a pioneering rights activist who strove
The draft of ‘Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018’ has been severely criticised.
A manifesto should be a programme of action for the uplift of the state and the people.
It is no exaggeration that Pakistan’s media is being micromanaged in an unprecedented manner.
The denial of right to public spaces will inexorably lead to ghettoisation of the people.
The need for reformative or egalitarian justice has been ignored in a manner bordering on criminality.
A new set of principles on the freedom of expression must be complied with.