Dr Niaz Murtaza

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
Estimating sleaze

Estimating sleaze

Regime ineptness, rather than sleaze, is the bigger issue. Published 29 Dec, 2020 07:45am
Power of words

Power of words

Fair polls and civilian sway are the correct standards. Published 15 Dec, 2020 07:15am
Lesser beings

Lesser beings

Progress requires new laws and strict implementation. Published 01 Dec, 2020 07:44am
Social capital

Social capital

Why is there more trust in some societies than others? Published 17 Nov, 2020 07:47am
Covid-19 threat

Covid-19 threat

It is crucial we abandon our complacency. Published 03 Nov, 2020 07:54am
Looming showdown

Looming showdown

The aim of toppling the regime in a few months is unrealistic. Published 06 Oct, 2020 07:37am
Harsh punishments

Harsh punishments

Why do we see brutal force as the ultimate solution? Published 22 Sep, 2020 07:06am
Evolving politics?

Evolving politics?

Could a mass party unite people across ethnicities? Published 25 Aug, 2020 07:03am
A nation adrift

A nation adrift

The way forward is fair polls, devolution and civilian sway. Published 11 Aug, 2020 07:12am
PTI at two

PTI at two

The PTI’s record is just as bad as that of its predecessors. Published 28 Jul, 2020 07:21am
Neutral caretakers

Neutral caretakers

Our caretaker system is among the most elaborate ever made. Published 14 Jul, 2020 07:42am
Waning superpower

Waning superpower

The US often resembles a clueless bystander. Published 30 Jun, 2020 07:37am
Devolving power

Devolving power

Diverse states only do well with devolution. Published 16 Jun, 2020 07:26am
Death by hunger?

Death by hunger?

Easing the lockdown before the virus curve falls is risky. Published 19 May, 2020 07:23am