Ahmed Bilal Mehboob
Our opposition parties’ lack of seriousness in the assemblies has persisted for long.
We should learn to tolerate genuine difference of opinion within a party.
The judiciary should be given the power, as an exceptional measure, to check constitutional violations.
Evolving consensus in parliament is better than always approaching the judiciary.
As political debate on no-confidence resolution rages, there is a need to be informed on the technicalities of the process itself.
Opposition parties must stay in a permanent state of preparedness to act as the government at short notice.
The ordinance amending the election law violates the spirit of democracy.
Despite its independent status, the ECP has previously had a tough time in the superior courts.
The voting on the SBP bill last week reflected our politicians’ casual approach to lawmaking.
It is a constitutional obligation for the PM to consult the leader of the opposition.
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The PTI, despite a major setback, must be praised for open-heartedly accepting the poll results.
With the next general election less than two years away, battle lines are already being drawn.
The procurement and use of EVMs in all constituencies in the 2023 poll will be very difficult.
The greatest flaw in the proceedings was the lack of effort to bridge two very polarised positions.
The history of accountability in Pakistan since independence is full of controversies.
It is heartening that the effort to remove a chief minister is following constitutional norms.
There are at least 11 key challenges which the government will face in the run-up to the next polls.
A spirit of working by consensus is needed in all kinds of legislation.
The remaining proposals to amend Elections Act 2017 were obscured by the frenzied debate on EVMs.