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Tahir Mehdi

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Actively barring women from voting may soon end, but many obstacles remain. Published Sep 10, 2018 06:04am
Ordeal of the polling staff

Ordeal of the polling staff

One can’t expect polling officials to go through hassle without expectation of reward or recognition. Published Aug 31, 2018 07:24am
Rethinking transition

Rethinking transition

Caretakers are an aberration as they were not part of the original 1973 Constitution. Updated Aug 20, 2018 09:59am
Delimitation praise

Delimitation praise

The exercise wasn’t without challenges, but the ECP met them. Published May 27, 2018 07:05am
Independents as kingmakers?

Independents as kingmakers?

There are many assumptions about the relationship between ‘electables’ and parties. Published May 19, 2018 06:04am
Lemonade elections

Lemonade elections

There is no better time for voters to judge the PML-N than the month of July. Updated May 06, 2018 08:02am
Obfuscating Balochistan

Obfuscating Balochistan

The numerical equality of constituencies does not always result in equal suffrage. Updated Mar 30, 2018 10:46am
Delimitation paradox

Delimitation paradox

Inequality is a direct outcome of the law itself that has set the principles of delimitation. Published Mar 20, 2018 07:02am
Case for direct Senate elections

Case for direct Senate elections

Collectively, Pakistan’s senators may not represent the ethno-linguistic diversity of their provinces. Published Mar 13, 2018 07:14am
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