There is an increasing tendency in the govt to appoint unelected cabinet-level public officials.
Ahmed Bilal Mehboob
There are certain reasons why our legislators don’t perform the way their counterparts abroad do.
The PTI and the government it heads have gradually moved away from publicly reporting their performance.
Ironically, very few legislators seem to be aware of the passage of the PFMA.
It is imperative to move with the times.
Without restoring the credibility of the electoral system democratic governance will suffer.
It is a sad comment on the state of our democracy that the extension bills were passed without any debate.
The use of street power has been a part of Pakistan’s political journey since its inception.
The practice of promulgating ordinances runs counter to the spirit of democracy.
Settling political scores has been the real objective of accountability mechanisms in Pakistan.
Our constitutional scheme intentionally wants the treasury and the opposition to engage with each other.
A political party aspiring to power often has no idea about the real challenges of ruling.
In a surprise move, the government tried to break the deadlock unilaterally.
The most serious question about allowing dual nationals to become legislators is the possible conflict of interest.
The Assembly experienced a delay of five months and 23 days in the formation of its standing committees.
It is unfair to accuse all senators, who chose to vote against party direction, of horse-trading.
The law on defection is clear and leaves no room for ambiguity.
There are four serious flaws in the process of preparing, passing and implementing the annual budget.
Neither the presidential nor the parliamentary form of government is a guarantee against instability.
A raise in the MPAs’ salaries should be allowed.