Populist outfits struggle to formulate policies because they excel more as disruptive movements.
Nadeem F. Paracha
What might have happened if, Sheikh Mujeeb’s party had formed a majority government in the centre, in 1970?
The Sunni Barelvi sub-sect narrative has been moulded by changing state narratives but have also met resistance
Does military influence deter the maturing of political institutions or propel the country to take steps that
The Sheedis of Sindh and Balochistan have an intriguing history tracing back to East Africa.
Is the political influence of feudalism merely a stereotype that lazy ‘experts’ keep associating with Sindh?
Why do political parties need to reinforce their leader’s image through mystery or fantasy?
Rigged or not, the recent polls reflected the highly polarised nature of Pakistan’s polity
Sports is no different from other fields when it comes to victimising easy targets for dirty politics.
Democracy has always managed to resolve society’s most complex issues and tensions.
Thirty-two candidates are vying for a constituency where no party has managed to maintain a political hold.
The PTI leader’s act of reverence at a Sufi shrine has led to a media ruckus. But until recently, nobody would have
Do we identify with a state or religious ideology when we call ourselves Pakistani?
An entire generation of Syrian children face psychological damage, ever-increasing danger and death.
The MQM has a lot at stake in claiming electoral supremacy in its home turf
Imran Khan’s colourful celebrity past has pushed him to present a stark image of himself as a political icon
Ruling elites sometimes change their ideologies to preserve their positions
The decline in the quality of political party manifestos does not mean that they are irrelevant.
One Islamic scholar not only had a striking influence on Gen Ayub but also advised Zulfikar Ali Bhutto later
NAP can never be fully implemented without reforming the sensitive amendments made to the 1973 constitution.