Tahir Mehdi

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

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

Rethinking transition

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

Delimitation praise

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

Independents as kingmakers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerrymandering of districts

New administrative units are created on the pretext of ‘popular demand’. Published Nov 07, 2017 07:17am