The West tolerates autocratic states because it serves its aims to do so.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Timid doers who avoid risk remain lesser politicians.
Over time, the tools of rigging have become less blatant.
Curbs on thought are ongoing and rampant.
Our politics fails the minority urban middle class.
Scholars must introduce a healthy dose of reality.
Pakistani politics have remained elitist till today.
Parties improve when society demands merit.
Intermediate goalposts must be our focus.
Petty clerics were not helping peace and morality.
Many advanced democracies perpetuate inequitable global politics.
Social science lenses can show how wrongs can be corrected.
The party alone shows interest in pursuing civilian democracy.
Communities are not aware of LGs’ role.
Is the security establishment becoming restive?
The buzz now is about a technocracy.
Our booms were ignited by alliances with the US.
Conservatism in Punjab has won big.
Conservatism will continue to harm us.
Northern elites run our power train, with the south being pulled along.