What devolution seeks to do — in spirit, at least — faces two challenges from within the ambit of governance and party
The land problem is not just one of housing shortage; it also plagues viable commercial and industrial development.
How do small groups of ideologically committed extremists manage to shape social mores and public policy?
Is this particular government more amenable to wide-ranging reform than the previous one?
The party has to reconcile its internal contradictions if it hopes to stay competitive in the long run.
The fundamental problem with the messianic mode of politics is that people expect you to follow up on it as well.
In an ideological vacuum, the non-cosmetic difference between the PTI and the PML-N is always going to be marginal.
In terms of origins, Karachi is where the story of a new professional elite begins in earnest.
In a country where a sweeping change was never possible, some questions have started to resonate.
If confrontation is Nawaz’s chosen route then defection is a means for retaining elected office for many in Punjab.
As Pakistan heads towards another election, it is worth reviewing the conflict landscape to pinpoint potential sources
The PTI’s electoral strategy shifted from underdog populism to calculated competition at the constituency level.
The thinking and rationale behind the newest scheme, and the evidence base on which it stands, need to be interrogated
The argument in favour of devolution is that it helps resolve the basic question of how power and authority are
Ahead of the general election, there are major big-ticket issues that require immediate and precise articulation.
Is there really a wave of sympathy further consolidating the PML-N’s chances for 2018?
The wilful secession of participatory rights is a pervasive feature of a number of domains in Pakistan.
Some of the most well-known industrial conglomerates in Pakistan have branched out into the services sector.
Our political system is responsive in particular moments of heightened media frenzy and public attention.
The PML-N is not alone in facing a difficult future ahead of and beyond the 2018 polls.