Short-term redressal is not unique to the electricity sector but it is perhaps a domain in which it remains the most persistent.
In other countries, local movements around land and housing have received tremendous support from political parties ...
The country’s politics is not immune to being shaped by regional and global populisms in a myriad of ways.
Who does the much-hyped Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project serve?
Seen from one angle, the story of associational politics is a story of protecting and extracting economic and political rents.
There is a drive towards the creation of a ‘national cuisine’ landscape as well as greater insight into region-based diversity.
A concessional approach has emboldened religious groups to make more demands.
Hunger and want, and the constant reminder of inequality,may condition religious mobilisation, but they are not solely sufficient.
The appeal of Turkish cultural imports makes sense in light of the country’s more recent history of Islamist violence.
There are also categorical institutional and structural factors at play.
Out of Pakistan’s nearly 106m registered voters, only 44pc are women.
The Senate election might end up resembling a reserved seat nomination process.
Ideologically, various tiers of the Pakistani state apparatus are not committed to the eradication of exploitative work.
Large segments of what is dubbed the informal economy are perfectly legal in occupational terms.
If the last two years in office show something, it is that PTI has become the vehicle for Pakistan’s own statist ideology.
Unless compelled by circumstances, why would you change a norm that largely works in your favour?
A number of issues have been identified with the cash-transfer intervention.
In recent years, the overarching thrust of ethnic politics in the country remains relatively contained.
A new wave of the virus and its accompanying containment measures pose a complex set of challenges.
Outcomes of confrontation between political actors are determined by the resources available to each.