Ahmed Bilal Mehboob
Continued baggage of past, current state of civil-military ties is creating divisions within almost all segments of society.
Overall percentage of young candidates across political parties is much less than what percentage of young voters warrants.
Political temperatures are rising and Imran is mobilising public pressure against the federal government.
The ECP needs to amend the rules to seek specific information from the political parties.
The centralisation of power and the denial of provincial autonomy resulted in the secession of the eastern wing. Despite the...
To move towards a functioning democracy, Pakistan’s power elites will have to acknowledge the primacy of Parliament and respect
We seem to be facing an assault on almost all key institutions at the same time.
The critical nature of these elections and the ever-rising toxic rhetoric have made the electoral scene combustible.
A presidency larger than the PM’s office does not make sense in a parliamentary system of government like ours.
A viral video on social media can ignite public sentiments and almost wreck an entire election.
Unfortunately, a budget passed by parliament can be altered without the latter being informed.
Our legislators are not so well paid if we compare their salaries and perks to senior officials in the country’s executive.
NAB has the dubious distinction of having its performance criticised repeatedly by the superior judiciary.
The order of disregarding the defecting members’ votes has made the constitutional provision on defection come full circle.
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.