Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Defection and democracy

Defection and democracy

We should learn to tolerate genuine difference of opinion within a party. Updated 23 Apr, 2022 04:55pm
Role of the Speaker

Role of the Speaker

The judiciary should be given the power, as an exceptional measure, to check constitutional violations. Updated 07 Apr, 2022 06:30pm
Courting the courts

Courting the courts

Evolving consensus in parliament is better than always approaching the judiciary. Updated 26 Mar, 2022 08:21am
Demystifying the motion

Demystifying the motion

As political debate on no-confidence resolution rages, there is a need to be informed on the technicalities of the process itself. Updated 14 Mar, 2022 08:49am
Government in waiting?

Government in waiting?

Opposition parties must stay in a permanent state of preparedness to act as the government at short notice. Updated 03 Mar, 2022 08:49am
Elections and the courts

Elections and the courts

Despite its independent status, the ECP has previously had a tough time in the superior courts. Updated 17 Feb, 2022 08:26am
Taking legislation lightly

Taking legislation lightly

The voting on the SBP bill last week reflected our politicians’ casual approach to lawmaking. Updated 03 Feb, 2022 08:47am
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