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Tahir Mehdi

Equalising constituencies

Equalising constituencies

The inequality of votes is a direct consequence of drawing up unequal constituencies. Published Jan 16, 2018 03:08am
Sex ratio and politics

Sex ratio and politics

The only continent with a female population deficit is Asia, with Pakistan among the three biggest contributors. Published Jan 09, 2018 01:46am
Playing by the rules

Playing by the rules

Delimitation has the potential of raising the political temperature in the pre-election period. Published Nov 21, 2017 06:55am
Gerrymandering of districts

Gerrymandering of districts

New administrative units are created on the pretext of ‘popular demand’. Published Nov 07, 2017 07:17am
Two laws but no solution

Two laws but no solution

Not everybody in Pakistan’s Hindu community endorses the Brahmin position on marriage. Published Oct 24, 2016 01:24am
Reproductive violence

Reproductive violence

Wife-beating does not only exist in the country, it is rampant. Published Jun 07, 2016 04:55am
Dalits’ dream of Pakistan

Dalits’ dream of Pakistan

Dalits’ political mobility continues to remain restricted due to entrenched caste barriers. Updated May 09, 2016 09:04am
Delimitation challenges

Delimitation challenges

A new delimitation exercise will face the challenge of distribution of seats within the provinces. Published Jan 19, 2016 01:39am
Rise of the ‘no-party’

Rise of the ‘no-party’

It is routine for whoever is refused a party ticket to file papers as an independent. Published Oct 30, 2015 01:43am
Democratic farce

Democratic farce

The Pakistani political elite’s penchant for nominated members instead of elected ones is nothing new. Published Oct 20, 2015 06:50am
Analysis: Limits of devolution

Analysis: Limits of devolution

The number of objections raised serve as an indicator of interest stakeholders show in local govt elections. Updated Jun 30, 2015 08:42am