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Umair Javed

Public policy is plagued by an excess of centralisation

The centrality of party leaders, in turn, is underscored by the nature of party-voter relations

09 Oct 2018 12:00 AM

Pak Punjab’s changing dynamic of urbanisation

The land problem is not just one of housing shortage; it also plagues viable commercial and industrial development.

25 Sep 2018 12:22 AM

Parties need to keep patricians in good humour

The trigger for this cursory detour through history is the steady stream of political entrants to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

24 Apr 2018 12:33 AM

‘Victimisation’ raises Nawaz’s popularity

The lack of systematic data to back it is enough reason for anyone to think twice before accepting the sympathy narrative wholesale.

27 Feb 2018 12:21 AM

As polls loom, a critical year for democracy

The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif also opens up a small and wholly inadvertent window of opportunity for democratic progress.

03 Jan 2018 12:05 AM

Is society moving to the right?

Lots of underlying developments are taking place that appear to contradict the idea of a society tottering on the brink of Islamism.

05 Dec 2017 4:44 AM

As Sharif gets a reprieve, will Imran be able to gain ground?

The PTI says it will keep up the pressure, starting with a rally in Islamabad planned for later this week.

25 Apr 2017 12:24 AM