Dr Niaz Murtaza

Our popular leaders

Our popular leaders

Only Bhutto had a clear, but weakly run, pro-poor agenda. Published 20 Sep, 2022 07:46am
A triple whammy

A triple whammy

Our ability to tackle the crises is stymied by nasty politics. Updated 06 Sep, 2022 11:02am
Atypical politics

Atypical politics

Narrow politics and non-civilian sway have undercut our progress. Published 23 Aug, 2022 08:13am
The nation at 75

The nation at 75

Political gaps at birth were compounded by postnatal threats. Updated 10 Aug, 2022 07:57am
Hundred days on

Hundred days on

Many analysts still see the incumbent rulers as the lesser evil. Published 26 Jul, 2022 07:23am
Political dynasties

Political dynasties

Ending dynastic politics artificially won’t lead to merit in politics. Updated 13 Jul, 2022 09:30am
Poor-led progress

Poor-led progress

We need a new economic model that ends our perennial issues. Published 28 Jun, 2022 09:15am
Fabricating growth

Fabricating growth

PTI left behind a worse economic crisis than PPP and PML-N... Published 14 Jun, 2022 07:08am
Transfer of power

Transfer of power

PPP and PML-N learned their lesson during the Musharraf era. Published 31 May, 2022 08:42am
Saving Pakistan

Saving Pakistan

We must focus on the path that provides the best chance. Published 17 May, 2022 07:49am
Shock to the system

Shock to the system

It seems the PTI can only operate in two modes. Published 19 Apr, 2022 08:05am
Tsunami’s toll

Tsunami’s toll

The PTI has wreaked havoc in key areas. Published 05 Apr, 2022 07:48am
Beyond the vote

Beyond the vote

PTI will try to cling to power for as long as it can. Updated 22 Mar, 2022 08:35am
Ugly conservatisms

Ugly conservatisms

Human existence is returning to the law of the jungle. Published 08 Mar, 2022 08:18am
Economic stability

Economic stability

Rarely have we achieved even the most basic goal. Published 22 Feb, 2022 07:17am
SBP autonomy

SBP autonomy

Informal wiggle room still gives the executive sway over SBP. Updated 08 Feb, 2022 11:26am
Presidential hubris

Presidential hubris

Parliament is seen as a cesspool of everything wrong. Updated 25 Jan, 2022 09:01am
Political chessboard

Political chessboard

The game has seemingly reached the phase of stalemate rather than checkmate. Published 11 Jan, 2022 07:18am
Post-freedom

Post-freedom

The role of state founders after freedom is mixed. Updated 28 Dec, 2021 07:39am