Dr Niaz Murtaza

Covert autocracy

Durable economic progress requires political progress first. Published Nov 19, 2019 07:05am

Dharna politics

Distilling lessons from past protests is important. Updated Nov 05, 2019 07:30am

Zia’s Pakistan

In each sphere, Zia injected new toxic strains. Published Oct 22, 2019 06:56am

Civilisation states

There is a desire to buck democratic accountability. Published Oct 08, 2019 07:01am

Eschewing politics

The short tenures of civilian façades show the futility of ploys. Published Sep 24, 2019 07:22am

Retreat or control?

A lazy explanation is to blame military dominance on civilian misrule. Published Sep 10, 2019 05:49am

Our best era

Durable security comes from durable political progress. Published Aug 27, 2019 06:56am

Economic fantasy?

IMF programmes do not focus well on finding durable solutions. Published Jul 30, 2019 05:43am

PTI’s traits

Pakistan has a struggling ruling team. Published Jul 16, 2019 05:26am

Vacuous ideas

The aim seems to be to keep the focus on the opposition’s past misdeeds. Published Jul 02, 2019 07:01am

Whither Pakistan?

The pendulum is now moving back towards autocracy. Published Jun 18, 2019 07:09am

Punjab LG law

The law contains features that mirror false ideas. Published Jun 04, 2019 07:13am

Cornered tigers?

Can Imran rally his PTI team to bounce back to deliver on its promises? Published May 21, 2019 06:55am

Pakistan at 100

‘Good’ policies will likely undermine elite interests. Published May 07, 2019 07:04am

Centralised rule?

However ugly the face of devolved elected rule is, it causes much less damage. Published Apr 23, 2019 06:58am

Political prisoner?

Nawaz Sharif’s fans say the legal process was flawed. Published Apr 09, 2019 06:51am

Global terror map

The targets of white supremacy have evolved over time. Published Mar 26, 2019 07:14am

Complex states

Democracy helps in overcoming the drag of complexity. Updated Mar 12, 2019 06:51am

PTI’s six months

Time is a remedy for inexperience, not incompetence. Published Feb 26, 2019 07:07am