The mode of freedom mattered as much as ideology.
Our society needs coalitions to stand up to elites.
Taking action to rescue Pakistan means jettisoning elite interests.
Can we change course and avoid the point of no return?
The PTI passed more laws but many were doubtful or bulldozed.
We have examples of states that emerged from crises.
The losses of many forces have been the PTI’s gain.
In 16 cases, old parties just adopted good strategies.
One hopes their partial rights to self-choice sans physical tests survive the anti-act drive and more rights accrue too.
Only Bhutto had a clear, but weakly run, pro-poor agenda.
Our ability to tackle the crises is stymied by nasty politics.
Narrow politics and non-civilian sway have undercut our progress.
Political gaps at birth were compounded by postnatal threats.
Many analysts still see the incumbent rulers as the lesser evil.
Ending dynastic politics artificially won’t lead to merit in politics.
We need a new economic model that ends our perennial issues.
PTI left behind a worse economic crisis than PPP and PML-N...
PPP and PML-N learned their lesson during the Musharraf era.
We must focus on the path that provides the best chance.
The current set-up may do better than the PTI.