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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

The case of EVMs

Electronic voting machines may not be as marvellous as they are made out to be. Published Apr 17, 2017 01:47am

Owning the fight

Parliament can do more than merely endorsing or criticising a military operation. Published Mar 06, 2017 01:17am

Who pays for the brawls?

The instances of indiscipline in parliament, such as the recent scuffle, are symptoms of a major problem. Published Feb 07, 2017 02:46am

Where are the women voters?

The ECP must convene a roundtable conference to bring women into the electoral rolls. Updated Jan 10, 2017 10:45am

Give LGs a chance

A centralised model of governance cannot work for a province as diverse and large as Punjab. Published Dec 27, 2016 02:15am

How many ministers?

More cabinet posts may not mean improved governance. Published Dec 07, 2016 01:24am

One after another

Do we need more committees on national security? Published Oct 16, 2016 01:54am

Running the political engine

As democracy has flourished, challenges related to political finance have also grown. Published Oct 10, 2016 01:58am

Parliament’s inertia on NAP

It is sad that parliamentary committees have hardly discussed the National Action Plan. Published Aug 30, 2016 02:07am

Is a commission enough?

Each time an accountability crisis strikes we start looking for a new institution to address it. Updated Jul 04, 2016 09:49am

The awaited electoral reforms

Serious steps are needed to establish the sanctity of the electoral process before the next general election. Published May 24, 2016 06:36am

Transparent leaders

The ECP must make it easier for citizens to access the financial statements of their elected representatives. Published Apr 26, 2016 04:41am

The right to information

International experience indicates a strong link between effective RTI laws and good governance. Published Feb 20, 2016 01:02am

Absent from the house

Why do our legislators have such a shoddy record of attendance in parliament? Published Jan 05, 2016 04:02am

The calculus of ordinances

Successive governments have resorted to ordinances as a convenient tool of legislation. Published Dec 15, 2015 02:03am

Whither NSC?

A formal mechanism is needed for a civil-military exchange of views. Published Nov 29, 2015 01:49am

Election gone wrong

The ECP is to blame for the poor poll management in KP. Published Jun 03, 2015 06:25am