Shahab Usto

A structural malaise

A structural malaise

A credible efficient judicial order is key to meeting the challenges that beset the country. Updated 27 Aug, 2021 08:25am
Justice for judges

Justice for judges

It beggars belief that a senior high court judge is incompetent to serve in the Supreme Court. Updated 30 Jul, 2021 08:01am
Karachi sans master plan

Karachi sans master plan

Great chunks of public land have been awarded to the elites, leaving little provision for the poor. Published 17 Aug, 2020 06:45am
Fighting corruption

Fighting corruption

NAB reforms alone won’t help. A broader reform agenda is needed. Published 05 Jun, 2020 07:05am
No more rollbacks

No more rollbacks

Perhaps the government sees the present crisis as conducive to constitutional meddling. Published 04 May, 2020 05:03am
Discomfiture of law

Discomfiture of law

Should a police officer serve as an ‘instrument’ of ruling politicians? Published 22 Dec, 2019 07:22am
Commission must continue

Commission must continue

Almost every city, town and village of Sindh has benefited from the water commission’s interventions. Published 06 May, 2019 06:46am
The state of water in Sindh

The state of water in Sindh

The water commission has found that the entire water, sanitation infrastructure has been either nonexistent or flawed. Updated 01 Apr, 2019 07:51am
MQM’s moment of truth?

MQM’s moment of truth?

The MQM supremo has only himself to blame for the ‘minus-Altaf’ formula. Published 27 Sep, 2016 01:14am
Wadera governance

Wadera governance

Sindh’s government is mired in nepotism. Published 24 Jun, 2016 01:53am
Appointment of judges

Appointment of judges

Has the judiciary met public expectations on the selection and performance of judges? Published 04 Jun, 2016 05:46am
Sindh’s LG issues

Sindh’s LG issues

LGs cannot improve unless cured of corruption. Published 22 May, 2016 02:44am
MQM or PSP?

MQM or PSP?

To emerge as a viable alternative, PSP must play its cards right. Published 03 May, 2016 04:29am
Lost wings

Lost wings

The PPP’s identity crisis surfaced after the killing of Benazir Bhutto. Published 22 Mar, 2016 01:33am
Whither MQM?

Whither MQM?

Disgruntled youth are being wooed by Mustafa Kamal. Published 13 Mar, 2016 06:40am
Powers for LGs

Powers for LGs

The existing LG laws haven’t passed muster. Published 18 Feb, 2016 03:18am
Fighting corruption

Fighting corruption

A military solution to combating corruption would be a folly. Published 11 Jan, 2016 07:08am
Rangers dilemma

Rangers dilemma

Sindh, the centre and Rangers are stretching their limits. Published 29 Dec, 2015 06:37am
Rangers’ role

Rangers’ role

Has the paramilitary force gone beyond its mandate? Published 15 Dec, 2015 02:01am
Split personality

Split personality

Karachi is a melting pot of competing interests. Published 06 Dec, 2015 01:15am