Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Poll credibility

Poll credibility

The ECP has lately carried out some solid repairs to the system. Updated 21 Jan, 2023 09:15am
Parliament’s tumultuous year

Parliament’s tumultuous year

Even with its eventful history, the Assembly had never passed a resolution of no-confidence against a sitting Leader of the... Published 02 Jan, 2023 07:02am
Emergency provisions

Emergency provisions

It is usually a province which bears the brunt of an emergency proclamation. Updated 25 Dec, 2022 08:39am
Timing of the next election

Timing of the next election

Many feel it is almost insensitive to discuss early elections in the current circumstances. Updated 10 Dec, 2022 09:00am
How expensive is democracy?

How expensive is democracy?

When democratic norms are abused and taken undue advantage of, the system starts to become unaffordable. Updated 03 Dec, 2022 08:53am
Toshakhana controversy

Toshakhana controversy

It isn’t fair to single out Imran Khan and not make details of gifts received by other high officials public. Published 24 Nov, 2022 06:53am
Voter turnout fault lines

Voter turnout fault lines

Pakistan does not compare well on the state of voter turnout with other countries of the world... Published 07 Nov, 2022 06:47am
Why this conflict?

Why this conflict?

Our conflicts and challenges are not so different from those that many other contemporary societies experience. Updated 30 Oct, 2022 09:17am
Multiple candidacies

Multiple candidacies

The electorate knew they were wasting their vote as their constituencies would remain unrepresented... Updated 23 Oct, 2022 08:03am
Deciding election dates

Deciding election dates

The ECP’s decision not to postpone by-elections and LG polls establishes its authority. Updated 14 Oct, 2022 09:02am
Time for a new beginning

Time for a new beginning

Continued baggage of past, current state of civil-military ties is creating divisions within almost all segments of society. Updated 26 Sep, 2022 09:18am
Do parties understand youth bulge?

Do parties understand youth bulge?

Overall percentage of young candidates across political parties is much less than what percentage of young voters warrants. Updated 10 Sep, 2022 08:51am
Unceasing political vendetta

Unceasing political vendetta

Political temperatures are rising and Imran is mobilising public pressure against the federal government. Updated 27 Aug, 2022 09:04am
ECP: after the verdict

ECP: after the verdict

The ECP needs to amend the rules to seek specific information from the political parties. Updated 20 Aug, 2022 09:02am
Short-changing Provincial Autonomy

Short-changing Provincial Autonomy

The centralisation of power and the denial of provincial autonomy resulted in the secession of the eastern wing. Despite the... Published 14 Aug, 2022 08:19am
The Facade Of True Representation

The Facade Of True Representation

To move towards a functioning democracy, Pakistan’s power elites will have to acknowledge the primacy of Parliament and respect Published 14 Aug, 2022 08:05am
Institutions crumbling?

Institutions crumbling?

We seem to be facing an assault on almost all key institutions at the same time. Updated 01 Aug, 2022 10:20am
By-elections and more

By-elections and more

The critical nature of these elections and the ever-rising toxic rhetoric have made the electoral scene combustible. Updated 16 Jul, 2022 07:58am
Rethinking the presidency

Rethinking the presidency

A presidency larger than the PM’s office does not make sense in a parliamentary system of government like ours. Updated 02 Jul, 2022 09:15am
Election: early warnings

Election: early warnings

A viral video on social media can ignite public sentiments and almost wreck an entire election. Updated 25 Jun, 2022 10:14am