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Umair Javed

Is transformation possible in Pak’s diarchic system?

A second and related point concerns the nature of events that have taken place.

14 Jan 2020 4:37 AM

Here’s why the Chinese model is unsuitable for Pakistan’s govt

The second feature is the absence of rule of law, rather than its unequivocal application.

04 Dec 2019 2:56 AM

JUI-F’s march: One of interests or one of ideas?

When incentives run out, ideas and ideology are usually the fuel that drive political transformations in status quo arrangements.

05 Nov 2019 6:22 AM

A tumultuous year passes: Big changes on all fronts

Collectively, events in these four areas of democratic activity do not provide much cause for optimism.

01 Jan 2019 7:14 AM

How can the govt deal with the right in Pakistan?

It would be similar to what has happened in much of West Asia, where state-enforced secularism has fought and often lost against religious populism.

06 Nov 2018 2:02 AM


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