Islam perhaps is the only faith which provides a strong example of early democracy.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Huge stresses have often toppled elite systems globally.
Pakistan has yet to elect a bigot.
We have an economic or political crisis every two to three years.
Durable economic progress requires political progress first.
Distilling lessons from past protests is important.
In each sphere, Zia injected new toxic strains.
There is a desire to buck democratic accountability.
The short tenures of civilian façades show the futility of ploys.
A lazy explanation is to blame military dominance on civilian misrule.
Durable security comes from durable political progress.
There's no rational reason for depriving dual citizens of a basic right.
IMF programmes do not focus well on finding durable solutions.
Pakistan has a struggling ruling team.
The aim seems to be to keep the focus on the opposition’s past misdeeds.
The pendulum is now moving back towards autocracy.
The law contains features that mirror false ideas.
Can Imran rally his PTI team to bounce back to deliver on its promises?
‘Good’ policies will likely undermine elite interests.
However ugly the face of devolved elected rule is, it causes much less damage.