Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Time for a new beginning

Time for a new beginning

Continued baggage of past, current state of civil-military ties is creating divisions within almost all segments of society. Updated 26 Sep, 2022 09:18am
Do parties understand youth bulge?

Do parties understand youth bulge?

Overall percentage of young candidates across political parties is much less than what percentage of young voters warrants. Updated 10 Sep, 2022 08:51am
Unceasing political vendetta

Unceasing political vendetta

Political temperatures are rising and Imran is mobilising public pressure against the federal government. Updated 27 Aug, 2022 09:04am
ECP: after the verdict

ECP: after the verdict

The ECP needs to amend the rules to seek specific information from the political parties. Updated 20 Aug, 2022 09:02am
Short-changing Provincial Autonomy

Short-changing Provincial Autonomy

The centralisation of power and the denial of provincial autonomy resulted in the secession of the eastern wing. Despite the... Published 14 Aug, 2022 08:19am
The Facade Of True Representation

The Facade Of True Representation

To move towards a functioning democracy, Pakistan’s power elites will have to acknowledge the primacy of Parliament and respect Published 14 Aug, 2022 08:05am
Institutions crumbling?

Institutions crumbling?

We seem to be facing an assault on almost all key institutions at the same time. Updated 01 Aug, 2022 10:20am
By-elections and more

By-elections and more

The critical nature of these elections and the ever-rising toxic rhetoric have made the electoral scene combustible. Updated 16 Jul, 2022 07:58am
Rethinking the presidency

Rethinking the presidency

A presidency larger than the PM’s office does not make sense in a parliamentary system of government like ours. Updated 02 Jul, 2022 09:15am
Election: early warnings

Election: early warnings

A viral video on social media can ignite public sentiments and almost wreck an entire election. Updated 25 Jun, 2022 10:14am
Austerity & legislators’ perks

Austerity & legislators’ perks

Our legislators are not so well paid if we compare their salaries and perks to senior officials in the country’s executive. Updated 10 Jun, 2022 08:59am
Accountability fails again

Accountability fails again

NAB has the dubious distinction of having its performance criticised repeatedly by the superior judiciary. Updated 02 Jun, 2022 08:37am
Rewriting defection

Rewriting defection

The order of disregarding the defecting members’ votes has made the constitutional provision on defection come full circle. Updated 26 May, 2022 10:04am
Defection and democracy

Defection and democracy

We should learn to tolerate genuine difference of opinion within a party. Updated 23 Apr, 2022 04:55pm
Role of the Speaker

Role of the Speaker

The judiciary should be given the power, as an exceptional measure, to check constitutional violations. Updated 07 Apr, 2022 06:30pm
Courting the courts

Courting the courts

Evolving consensus in parliament is better than always approaching the judiciary. Updated 26 Mar, 2022 08:21am
Demystifying the motion

Demystifying the motion

As political debate on no-confidence resolution rages, there is a need to be informed on the technicalities of the process itself. Updated 14 Mar, 2022 08:49am
Government in waiting?

Government in waiting?

Opposition parties must stay in a permanent state of preparedness to act as the government at short notice. Updated 03 Mar, 2022 08:49am