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Dr Niaz Murtaza

New provinces

New provinces

Not all aspirations deserve a province. Published Feb 12, 2019 07:02am
A regional laggard

A regional laggard

Can we learn a few lessons from our neighbours? Published Jan 29, 2019 06:58am
Rising xenophobia

Rising xenophobia

Our institutions have often adopted shortsighted policies. Updated Jan 15, 2019 07:54am
Corrupt heroes

Corrupt heroes

To end sleaze means ending the ways of dominant interests. Updated Jan 01, 2019 08:00am
Sound of silence

Sound of silence

In country after country, a dome of silence is being lowered on society. Published Dec 04, 2018 07:12am
Contours of a mess

Contours of a mess

Time is a remedy for inexperience, but not incompetence. Published Nov 20, 2018 06:39am
Genesis of a mess

Genesis of a mess

The will of elites and unelected forces has remained dominant. Published Nov 06, 2018 06:42am
An unequal world

An unequal world

Election manifestos are largely silent on inequality. Published Oct 23, 2018 07:00am
Regime change

Regime change

Our class struggles oddly ally the rich and poor. Published Oct 09, 2018 07:05am
Democracy and hate

Democracy and hate

Failures of populist leaders is likely to tire the people of them. Published Sep 25, 2018 06:02am
Cost of truth

Cost of truth

If finding simple truths is hard, speaking them openly is infinitely harder. Published Sep 11, 2018 06:40am
Measuring tabdeeli

Measuring tabdeeli

Outcomes will depend on the quality of PTI actions, and that on the quality of its team. Published Aug 28, 2018 06:55am
Middle-class rule

Middle-class rule

The middle tier thinks the morality package alone will ensure their win. Published Aug 14, 2018 07:27am
A step forward?

A step forward?

The options for the PTI are limited. Published Jul 31, 2018 06:48am
Party manifestos

Party manifestos

We clamour for change, but vote to maintain the status quo. Published Jul 17, 2018 07:41am
And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Who finally wins may depend on the tricks up ‘powerful’ sleeves. Published Jul 03, 2018 07:08am
Defiant states

Defiant states

The West tolerates autocratic states because it serves its aims to do so. Published Jun 19, 2018 07:23am
The PML-N show

The PML-N show

Timid doers who avoid risk remain lesser politicians. Published Jun 05, 2018 07:10am
Credible elections

Credible elections

Over time, the tools of rigging have become less blatant. Published May 22, 2018 06:58am