Ali Chughtai

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Floods Overwhelm Pakistan, Again, But International Aid is Slow This Time

Pakistan is currently witnessing one of its worst natural crises ever. More than half of the country is under water and millions of people...

Police Needs to Respect Citizens Rights, Avoid Crass Thuggery

The Shahbaz Sharif government came into power promising that it would be different from not just the Imran Khan government but also other governments...

Pakistan’s Callous Elite Quarrels While Economy Nosedives

Pakistan’s crises continue unabated – the rupee continues to slide downward, Imran Khan continues with his threats and rants, the government in power is...

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...

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Imran Khan Cult Ignores Common Sense at Pakistan’s Peril

Former prime minister Imran Khan and his cult-like following may continue to believe that Khan is the solution for all of Pakistan’s problems. However,...

A Routine UN Speech Get PM Sharif Little International Support

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave his maiden speech at UN General Assembly on September 23. While the majority of the premier’s speech focused on...

Pakistan’s 3 Finance Ministers in One Year Do Not Reflect Stability

Pakistan’s biggest crisis is its economy and for the long-term growth of any economy, stability at the helm is key. Miftah Ismail has done...

Pakistanis Play ‘Who Will Be The Next Army Chief’ While Crises Engulf Country

The army has dominated Pakistan since its independence in 1947 to the extent that the selection of the army chief is often of more...
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