Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

The next 22 months

The next 22 months

There are at least 11 key challenges which the government will face in the run-up to the next polls. Updated 14 Oct, 2021 10:23am
Other electoral reforms

Other electoral reforms

The remaining proposals to amend Elections Act 2017 were obscured by the frenzied debate on EVMs. Published 12 Sep, 2021 07:48am
Imagining the next election

Imagining the next election

By the look of things, the 2023 polls might become controversial even before they are held. Updated 06 Sep, 2021 08:37am
AGP’s appointment

AGP’s appointment

The AGP’s office must be brought on a par with its global counterparts. Published 22 Aug, 2021 07:20am
Not on talking terms

Not on talking terms

Filling vacancies at the ECP should have been a routine affair. Published 01 Aug, 2021 07:04am
A toxic discourse

A toxic discourse

Politics as it exists now is a catalyst for further divisions... Updated 25 Jul, 2021 08:27am
International obligations

International obligations

Delay in drafting and enacting legislation is detrimental to our international standing. Published 18 Jul, 2021 07:07am
Thoughts on the opposition

Thoughts on the opposition

The conduct of the opposition shows it hasn’t done its homework on many fronts. Published 03 Jul, 2021 07:20am
Controversial poll reforms

Controversial poll reforms

If govt doesn’t engage opposition in dialogue, its last two years may be spent in dealing with a controversy over electoral laws. Updated 17 Jun, 2021 08:53am
How to mismanage an alliance

How to mismanage an alliance

Already with its back to the wall, the PDM can hardly afford the growing divisions within. Updated 10 Apr, 2021 09:32am
A price for independence

A price for independence

If fair polls are the goal, the ECP’s powers must be jealously guarded. Published 20 Mar, 2021 05:18am
By-election fiasco

By-election fiasco

The ECP must be commended for taking timely, decisive and bold action. Updated 28 Feb, 2021 08:18am
Open or secret?

Open or secret?

There are concerns about ‘open and identifiable’ ballots. Published 21 Feb, 2021 07:02am
Foreign funding consequences

Foreign funding consequences

Regardless of the amount, foreign funds received from foreign nationals may render a party ‘foreign-aided’. Published 30 Jan, 2021 06:24am
Debate on ordinances

Debate on ordinances

The government’s line of thinking indicates a belief in the principle of brute majority. Published 17 Jan, 2021 06:54am
Evaluation performance

Evaluation performance

This government has moved beyond the planning stage and made the ministers’ accountability plan public. Published 26 Dec, 2020 07:27am