Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Scrutiny and beyond

Scrutiny and beyond

Has the experience of dealing with the foreign funding case made the ECP any wiser?... Updated 14 Jan, 2022 12:44pm
Local government’s return

Local government’s return

The PTI, despite a major setback, must be praised for open-heartedly accepting the poll results. Updated 30 Dec, 2021 07:47am
The Sindh-centre strain

The Sindh-centre strain

With the next general election less than two years away, battle lines are already being drawn. Updated 18 Dec, 2021 07:55am
EVM law: what next?

EVM law: what next?

The procurement and use of EVMs in all constituencies in the 2023 poll will be very difficult. Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
A parliament in a hurry

A parliament in a hurry

The greatest flaw in the proceedings was the lack of effort to bridge two very polarised positions. Updated 20 Nov, 2021 08:53am
Accountability compromised

Accountability compromised

The history of accountability in Pakistan since independence is full of controversies. Published 07 Nov, 2021 07:03am
No-trust resolution dynamics

No-trust resolution dynamics

It is heartening that the effort to remove a chief minister is following constitutional norms. Updated 24 Oct, 2021 08:26am
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