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Umair Javed

Opening up CPEC

Opening up CPEC

From what we’ve seen of CPEC so far, the aggregation and input of domestic interests looks to be largely absent. Updated May 22, 2017 07:23am
Our darkest moments

Our darkest moments

The state does not have a solution to vigilantism related to blasphemy accusations. Updated May 08, 2017 01:07am
In the court’s shadow

In the court’s shadow

What may hurt the PML-N now is the moral hit to their leader’s reputation by way of a court ruling. Published Apr 24, 2017 07:10am
The road to 2018

The road to 2018

A report shows that the PTI continues to trail the PML-N in party support and voting intent in the constituencies.... Published Apr 10, 2017 03:01am
After Imran Khan

After Imran Khan

PTI’s capacity to plan ahead for a succession is not just important for its supporters, it is fundamental for the health Updated Mar 27, 2017 08:34am
Dirty politics

Dirty politics

The framework of entitlement goes a long way in explaining the lurid, misogynistic words of a PML-N MNA. Updated Mar 13, 2017 10:27am
Lahore and the PSL final

Lahore and the PSL final

Will people feel safer because Lahore was secured for one evening? Published Feb 27, 2017 04:28am
Another year without Basant

Another year without Basant

The public is a lot more amenable to the festival now than it has ever been in the past decade. Published Feb 13, 2017 06:12am
Electoral patriarchy

Electoral patriarchy

The absence of women in urban politics has much to do with the absence of women in spaces where political entrepreneurs Published Jan 30, 2017 04:12am
The myth of two extremes

The myth of two extremes

What lies on the other end of the social spectrum is a minuscule liberal population numbering no more than a few Published Jan 16, 2017 07:11am
Devolution in Punjab

Devolution in Punjab

Instilling trust in local governments and building their institutional capacity to deliver has to start at some point. Updated Jan 02, 2017 06:56pm
Politics after Panama

Politics after Panama

If nothing else, ‘London flats’, ‘shady Qatari prince’, and ‘dubious source of funds’ now carry mass-market recognition. Updated Dec 19, 2016 09:39am
Trouble in Jhang

Trouble in Jhang

Quite a few people seem willing to shrug off Jhangvi’s victory as the fair outcome of our democratic process. Updated Dec 05, 2016 07:32pm
Will Pakistan see its own Trump?

Will Pakistan see its own Trump?

There are some inherent failings in Pakistan’s political system, which may act as an inadvertent bulwark against Published Nov 21, 2016 12:54pm
Imran Khan’s endgame

Imran Khan’s endgame

What shock could help the PTI? Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification and an internal leadership struggle in the PML-N would Updated Dec 03, 2016 10:46am
CPEC and the provinces

CPEC and the provinces

The corridor is a centralising force in Pakistan’s political system that places a lot of eggs in the federal Published Oct 24, 2016 01:24am
Social immobility in Pakistan

Social immobility in Pakistan

Meaningful social mobility across generations is almost non-existent in the country. Published Oct 10, 2016 01:58am
Democratising foreign policy

Democratising foreign policy

In the justified quest to articulate an anti-establishment position, the task of defining any strategic interests of the Published Sep 26, 2016 02:11am
Imran Khan’s lonely struggle

Imran Khan’s lonely struggle

Five months on, no concrete steps have been taken to investigate the source of the PM’s children’s funds. Updated Sep 12, 2016 08:06am
Orange Line battles

Orange Line battles

Being in favour of mass transit does not entail awarding the government an eternal hall pass for Lahore. Published Aug 29, 2016 02:26am