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Despite suicide bombing and terrorist attacks on public as well as the contestants, Pakistan elections 2018 have concluded successfully. Despite deteriorated security situation,The voters thronged to polling stations in large numbers across Pakistan to exercise… Read More »Pak Elections 2018: Party position
In May 2013, the PML-N made a triumphant election comeback under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, who trod very carefully than ever before after his two previous governments sent packing in the 90s without completing… Read More »A look into five years rule of PML-N
The Election Commission of Pakistan has published the final electoral rolls ahead of General Elections 2018. According to the rolls, 105.96 million voters will be able to cast their vote in the upcoming elections. Of… Read More »Number of Registered Voters in Elections 2018
Punjab’s share in the general seats of the National Assembly is likely to go down by as much as seven when a new constituency delimitation exercise is conducted in accordance with the population figures provisionally released by… Read More »Punjab may lose 7 NA seats in new constituency delimitation
I think – and I could be dead wrong and if I am, let me go to Sehwan Sharif to atone for my misjudgment – the most important event in Pakistan’s recent history will happen post-November when Gen Raheel Sharif puts up his spurs and a successor takes his place.
I can bet anything that when his departure ceremony takes place in General Headquarters and he formally relinquishes his command there will be on his face not the wan, wistful look that Gen Musharraf had when he was handing over his baton to Gen Kayani. Musharraf was looking back on his years of glory and was uncertain about the future, correctly as it soon turned out, Kayani, his anointed successor, in effect becoming his Brutus.Read More »The making of Pakistan’s Putin
Dr. Zarqa Taimur
One must wonder at the unprecedented women’s membership of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI). Of course, it goes without saying that they are there because they have faith in Imran Khan’s vision, in his sincerity and commitment towards the cause of a ‘Naya’ Pakistan, and contributions in the fields of healthcare, education and the social uplift of the country.
But look a little deeper at the demographics, the educational and economic background of these women (both young and old), and an interesting pattern emerges. It turns out that urban women outnumber the men, by a greater number than any other political party has ever seen. Most are highly educated and high achievers in their own spheres of activity.
Interestingly, most have no background in politics and joined the party with rich life experiences but little knowledge of dealing with the games played in political set ups. (Of course, a background in dealing with in laws and joint family systems gives them an edge over the men here!)Read More »PTI’s women
This may sound a bit drastic to many interested parties and vested interests and some may say I have gone out of my mind, but the fact is that Pakistan and its critical institutions have collapsed and it is now time for a major, immediate, almost earthshaking, political and administrative renovation effort, to get back control before everything spins out of hand.Read More »The immediate agenda to get Pakistan out of this mess