Our class struggles oddly ally the rich and poor.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Failures of populist leaders is likely to tire the people of them.
If finding simple truths is hard, speaking them openly is infinitely harder.
Outcomes will depend on the quality of PTI actions, and that on the quality of its team.
The middle tier thinks the morality package alone will ensure their win.
The options for the PTI are limited.
We clamour for change, but vote to maintain the status quo.
Who finally wins may depend on the tricks up ‘powerful’ sleeves.
The West tolerates autocratic states because it serves its aims to do so.
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.