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Umair Javed

A counterproductive strategy?

A counterproductive strategy?

If confrontation is Nawaz’s chosen route then defection is a means for retaining elected office for many in Punjab. Updated May 21, 2018 09:30am
Elections and violent conflict

Elections and violent conflict

As Pakistan heads towards another election, it is worth reviewing the conflict landscape to pinpoint potential sources Updated May 07, 2018 11:01am
Patricians and parties

Patricians and parties

The PTI’s electoral strategy shifted from underdog populism to calculated competition at the constituency level. Updated Apr 23, 2018 07:25am
Politics and amnesty schemes

Politics and amnesty schemes

The thinking and rationale behind the newest scheme, and the evidence base on which it stands, need to be interrogated Published Apr 09, 2018 06:21am
Taking stock of federalism

Taking stock of federalism

The argument in favour of devolution is that it helps resolve the basic question of how power and authority are Published Mar 26, 2018 06:19am
Manifestos for 2018

Manifestos for 2018

Ahead of the general election, there are major big-ticket issues that require immediate and precise articulation by Published Mar 12, 2018 07:22am
The perception of sympathy

The perception of sympathy

Is there really a wave of sympathy further consolidating the PML-N’s chances for 2018? Updated Feb 26, 2018 01:08pm
A non-participatory democracy

A non-participatory democracy

The wilful secession of participatory rights is a pervasive feature of a number of domains in Pakistan. Published Feb 12, 2018 06:58am
A nation of traders

A nation of traders

Some of the most well-known industrial conglomerates in Pakistan have branched out into the services sector. Published Jan 29, 2018 07:09am
Kasur as a political failure

Kasur as a political failure

Our political system is responsive in particular moments of heightened media frenzy and public attention. Published Jan 15, 2018 07:13am
A critical year for democracy

A critical year for democracy

The PML-N is not alone in facing a difficult future ahead of and beyond the 2018 polls. Published Jan 01, 2018 01:19am
Moving to the right

Moving to the right

We’ve already covered a great deal of distance towards becoming discriminatory and intolerant in 2017. Updated Dec 04, 2017 02:02pm
An inevitable crisis

An inevitable crisis

The PML-N has been around for three decades, and this is the first time it’s been forced to think about a leader other Published Nov 06, 2017 07:00am
Lahore’s bleak future

Lahore’s bleak future

There will be no day when the entitled wake up and decide that they can live equally well in smaller residences. Published Oct 23, 2017 07:18am
The mainstreaming debate

The mainstreaming debate

Are these groups, who’ve long remained at the beck and call of the Pakistani state, tired of playing second fiddle? Published Oct 09, 2017 06:15am
Suburban Pakistan vs the rest

Suburban Pakistan vs the rest

The underlying economic base for inequality is repeatedly reinforced through widening social network disparities. Published Sep 25, 2017 06:49am
‘Dragon in a three-piece suit’

‘Dragon in a three-piece suit’

Very rarely, if at all, do we talk about the political, social or cultural impact of Chinese investment in the country. Published Sep 11, 2017 07:16am
Enumerating Pakistan

Enumerating Pakistan

The sheer size of the population and its purported age structure has strong implications for our development prospects. Published Aug 28, 2017 07:06am