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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

A gulf that must be bridged

A gulf that must be bridged

The real question is how to address the worsening civil-military relations. Published Jan 05, 2018 03:04am
Critical times for parliament

Critical times for parliament

There are several parliamentary committees in the provinces which hardly ever meet in their five-year term. Published Dec 09, 2017 07:01am
Elusive consensus

Elusive consensus

The key disagreement seems to be over the scope of the proposed accountability law. Published Oct 23, 2017 07:18am
Poll law confusion

Poll law confusion

The election law became controversial right away. Published Oct 11, 2017 01:17am
Parliament & accountability

Parliament & accountability

The legislators are meant to play the most important role in strengthening accountability. Published Aug 19, 2017 07:13am
Episode or system?

Episode or system?

Accountability has a chequered history in Pakistan. Published Aug 05, 2017 07:18am
Law to regulate budget

Law to regulate budget

The executive’s unlimited powers to alter the budget after it is passed must be curtailed. Published Jun 20, 2017 05:25am
Voting from abroad

Voting from abroad

The challenges of out-of-country voting are formidable in the case of a country as large as Pakistan. Updated May 27, 2017 07:26am
The case of EVMs

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

Owning the fight

Parliament can do more than merely endorsing or criticising a military operation. Updated Jun 21, 2017 01:52pm
Who pays for the brawls?

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?

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

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?

How many ministers?

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

One after another

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

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

Parliament’s inertia on NAP

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