Dr Niaz Murtaza

Ummah & democracy

Islam perhaps is the only faith which provides a strong example of early democracy. Published Jan 14, 2020 06:58am

A collapsing system

Huge stresses have often toppled elite systems globally. Published Dec 31, 2019 07:04am

Electing bigots

Pakistan has yet to elect a bigot. Published Dec 17, 2019 07:03am

A rudderless state

We have an economic or political crisis every two to three years. Updated Dec 03, 2019 11:57am

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