Dr Niaz Murtaza

Pariah regimes

Pariah regimes

The world usually struggles to tame even real pariah and rogue regimes. Published 21 Sep, 2021 08:13am
Imposing docility

Imposing docility

Some see an attempt to marginalise even conservative parties Published 07 Sep, 2021 07:51am
Abject surrender

Abject surrender

While blame still accrues to the weak Ashraf Ghani regime, more decisive blame lies elsewhere with stronger states. Updated 24 Aug, 2021 08:20am
Three years on

Three years on

Policies in major areas show a state of drift. Published 10 Aug, 2021 08:47am
Taliban interviews

Taliban interviews

It is important not to normalise such groups. Published 27 Jul, 2021 06:52am
Overseas voting

Overseas voting

Voting by expats has clear benefits but also entails challenges. Published 13 Jul, 2021 07:29am
Small-ideas budget

Small-ideas budget

The budget provides no clarity on likely progress on key criteria. Published 29 Jun, 2021 07:08am
State of IKonomy

State of IKonomy

PTI’s economic record is not rosy as some say it is. Published 15 Jun, 2021 07:34am
Electoral reforms

Electoral reforms

There is no proof that the PR system gives good governance. Published 01 Jun, 2021 07:01am
Elite privileges

Elite privileges

Elite bargains provide a powerful view of our political economy. Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:50am
Leaders’ legacy

Leaders’ legacy

Transformative leaders work within the existing system but bring about major changes in institutions and policies. Updated 06 Apr, 2021 09:01am
PDM’s future

PDM’s future

Pressure subsides with strong strategies. Published 23 Mar, 2021 07:15am
Political see-saw

Political see-saw

The media has missed the more critical lens Published 09 Mar, 2021 07:17am
Secret voting

Secret voting

The push for open voting is apt, but not its timing. Published 23 Feb, 2021 06:57am
Struggling midway

Struggling midway

Halfway into the PTI’s term, true change is still not visible. Updated 09 Feb, 2021 08:36am
Grand dialogue?

Grand dialogue?

Dynastic politics is the least worse type of politics. Published 12 Jan, 2021 07:06am