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    Pakistan Elections Bring Neither Democracy, Nor Stability

    Pakistan’s 12th general elections have only exacerbated the country’s polycrises instead of helping resolve any of them. The ubiquitous military establishment may not be as strong as under Zia or Musharraf but it is...

    Pakistan Elections Bring Neither Democracy, Nor Stability

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    Pakistan’s 12th general elections have only exacerbated the country’s polycrises instead of helping resolve any of them. The ubiquitous military establishment may not be...

    Pakistan’s Top Elections Monitoring Body Demands Election Audit

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    Pakistan’s most prominent elections monitoring watchdog has publicly called for an audit of election results. However, as everyone knows the only institution that gets...

    Human Rights Body questions Integrity and Credibility of Elections

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    In the last 77 years, Pakistan has never had truly free and fair elections and the recent 12th general elections were no different. According to...

    State Response to Pneumonia Surge is Irresponsible

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    Every year 2.5 million people die from pneumonia, and almost one third are children. Pakistan is currently facing an alarming surge in pneumonia cases...

    Establishment Finds that Rigging Elections is Not as Easy as it Used to Be

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    It is a well-known that Pakistan’s elections have almost always been rigged, either heavily rigged or lightly rigged. The same was true for the...

    Pakistan’s Religious Parties Wiped Out in Elections, Again

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    In Pakistan’s recent elections, the religious parties and groups failed to perform as well as many predicted or thought they would. Part of it...

    Pakistani Children Suffer Because State Unable to Vaccinate

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    Every country’s biggest asset is its human capital, Pakistan’s future is its children. Unfortunately, the Pakistani state does not care about this future as...

    The Futility of Pakistan’s Elections As Long As The Army Rules

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    On February 8, 2024, Pakistan held its 12th General Elections. While who will form the government is yet to be decided, that many Pakistanis...

    Pakistan’s Afghanistan Problem Continues Unabated

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    The Pakistani state may cry hoarse claiming that it has resolved Pakistan’s security crises, but the reality is different. AS a recent UN Security...

    Constrained by Establishment, Pakistan Politicians Have Little to Offer Voters

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    In most democracies, elections are akin to sports – a competition where the best player wins. In Pakistan, all players are competing for the...

    Pakistan’s ‘Truth Free’ Election

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    Elections are scheduled to take place on February 8 in Pakistan. In most countries when elections occur, it is called ‘silly season’ as political...

    Imran Khan’s Refusal to Engage with Others Politicians is His Greatest Failure

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    Democracy is all about compromise and negotiated dialogue between differing points of view. In Pakistan, unfortunately, the spirit has always been more war-like than...

    Pakistan’s Elections Will Once Again be Won by The Establishment

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    Elections in a democracy are fought on the basis of ideas but in Pakistan elections have simply been about the military-intelligence establishment seeking a...

    Pakistan Cannot Afford Tensions With all Neighbors

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    Every country’s closest relations are normally with its immediate neighbors – in our case, Pakistan’s relations with its immediate neighbors are tension-filled and the...

    Pakistan’s Economy Remains in Doldrums; No Quick Fixes

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    The Pakistani media and the caretaker government can shout from the roof tops that Pakistan’s economy is doing better as current account deficit is...
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