Apart from Karachi, identity politics has been operating below the surface.
The numerical equality of constituencies does not always result in equal suffrage.
Inequality is a direct outcome of the law itself that has set the principles of delimitation.
Collectively, Pakistan’s senators may not represent the ethno-linguistic diversity of their provinces.
The inequality of votes is a direct consequence of drawing up unequal constituencies.
The only continent with a female population deficit is Asia, with Pakistan among the three biggest contributors.
Delimitation has the potential of raising the political temperature in the pre-election period.
New administrative units are created on the pretext of ‘popular demand’.
Whether you prefer a victimhood narrative or see a silver lining, the by-election numbers will help you.
Will the efforts for the long-awaited mainstreaming fall prey to electoral expediencies of some political parties?
Punjab’s loss will mean gain for other provinces.
If the PPP could claim a nationality, it ought to be Punjabi.
I am desperate for answers to restore my faith in democracy.
Not everybody in Pakistan’s Hindu community endorses the Brahmin position on marriage.
He probably has lost all hope in reality and is fast becoming a victim of his own ‘virtual politics’.
Wife-beating does not only exist in the country, it is rampant.
Dalits’ political mobility continues to remain restricted due to entrenched caste barriers.
A new delimitation exercise will face the challenge of distribution of seats within the provinces.
The absence of a marriage law is the bane of Hindu families.
Indians and Pakistanis are stuck deep in a vicious ‘jinx of history’. This jinx must be broken, one crack at a time.