Ali Chughtai

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Imran Khan’s Legacy Will Damage Pakistan for Decades

For the last four years, Imran Khan has sought to build a Naya Pakistan but instead he has taken Pakistan down a path of...

PECA is Draconian law, says Islamabad High Court

Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government face enormous domestic and foreign policy challenges. However, instead of trying to build alliances, domestic and foreign,...

What Pakistan can learn from Bangladesh!

As Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary, the country once called a “basket case” by Henry Kissinger, is viewed as a role model. According to economist...

Trouble in Hybrid Regime Paradise!

Over the last seven decades, Pakistan has gone through four military dictatorships and its democracy has remained still-born. Since 2008, no Prime Minister has...

Catastrophe in Afghanistan will Spill Over into Pakistan

The slow moving catastrophe that the world is witnessing in Afghanistan with the American withdrawal and the entry of Taliban into Kabul, was foretold...

Hybrid Regime has Destroyed Pakistan’s Economy

Three years into the ‘hybrid regime’ of selected Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s economy is worse off than it has ever been. The only...

Pakistan’s Unreliable Election Process Impairs its Democracy

  Free and fair elections and public trust in the electoral system and government are critical to any democracy. Almost every election held in Pakistan...

Will Pakistan Military Be Able to Save The Country From Covid?

One year into the Covid pandemic, Pakistan has yet to get a grip on the pandemic, or even enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs), and...

Perils of Promoting Cultural Nostalgia

When we look the world over, it appears that countries are demonstrating, in the words of author and public intellectual (and nuclear physicist) Pervez...

UN Report Suggests Pakistan Has Done Little to Tackle TTP

For the last few years, every Pakistani government has claimed that they are doing more to combat terrorism. According to the 27th report by...

Releasing U.S. Journalist’s Terrorist Killers Suggests Jihadism Continues to Thrive in Pakistan

Pakistan establishment’s support for jihadi and Islamist groups over the decades has led to it being viewed globally as a state that supports and...

Islamic Republic of Pakistan Must Stop Sexual Assault on Women and Children

Over the last few months, there have been numerous cases of sexual assault against women. A few weeks after the motorway gangrape, comes the...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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