Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Parliamentary scrutiny?

Parliamentary scrutiny?

Ironically, very few legislators seem to be aware of the passage of the PFMA.

Updated Jun 08, 2020 02:37pm
Virtual or real?

Virtual or real?

It is imperative to move with the times.

Published May 17, 2020 04:54am
The new ECP’s challenges

The new ECP’s challenges

Without restoring the credibility of the electoral system democratic governance will suffer.

Updated Feb 16, 2020 07:56am
Without due process

Without due process

It is a sad comment on the state of our democracy that the extension bills were passed without any debate.

Updated Jan 20, 2020 07:50am
Anti-government agitation

Anti-government agitation

The use of street power has been a part of Pakistan’s political journey since its inception.

Updated Dec 30, 2019 07:35am
Ordinances over the years

Ordinances over the years

The practice of promulgating ordinances runs counter to the spirit of democracy.

Published Dec 08, 2019 07:10am
Credibility of accountability

Credibility of accountability

Settling political scores has been the real objective of accountability mechanisms in Pakistan.

Updated Nov 11, 2019 07:33am
Ordinances vs democracy

Ordinances vs democracy

Our constitutional scheme intentionally wants the treasury and the opposition to engage with each other.

Published Oct 27, 2019 07:03am
Prepared for governance?

Prepared for governance?

A political party aspiring to power often has no idea about the real challenges of ruling.

Updated Oct 08, 2019 10:09am
Missing ECP members

Missing ECP members

In a surprise move, the government tried to break the deadlock unilaterally.

Published Aug 31, 2019 07:09am
The case of dual nationals

The case of dual nationals

The most serious question about allowing dual nationals to become legislators is the possible conflict of interest.

Published Aug 19, 2019 07:03am
The Assembly’s first year

The Assembly’s first year

The Assembly experienced a delay of five months and 23 days in the formation of its standing committees.

Updated Aug 11, 2019 07:25am
After the no-trust vote

After the no-trust vote

It is unfair to accuse all senators, who chose to vote against party direction, of horse-trading.

Published Aug 03, 2019 07:04am
Defection season?

Defection season?

The law on defection is clear and leaves no room for ambiguity.

Published Jul 08, 2019 07:04am
Flawed budget process

Flawed budget process

There are four serious flaws in the process of preparing, passing and implementing the annual budget.

Published Jun 17, 2019 06:51am
Two faces of democracy

Two faces of democracy

Neither the presidential nor the parliamentary form of government is a guarantee against instability.

Published Apr 12, 2019 06:43am
Lawmakers’ pay

Lawmakers’ pay

A raise in the MPAs’ salaries should be allowed.

Published Mar 29, 2019 07:05am
Why not consult each other?

Why not consult each other?

The failure to fill the ECP vacancies can be attributed to the PM’s reluctance to talk to the opposition leader.

Published Mar 18, 2019 06:33am
Production orders politics

Production orders politics

At the heart of a production order is people’s right to be represented in parliament by their elected lawmaker.

Published Mar 04, 2019 06:54am
The first six months

The first six months

Parliament’s first six months will be remembered more for the bitter, ongoing feud between the PTI and the opposition.

Published Feb 17, 2019 07:44am