Battleground Punjab

The road to Islamabad goes through Punjab. No leader or party can dream to form a federal government without winning a good...

The fault in our system

The brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur in January 2018 resulted in a wave of protests, anger and condemnation....

Pakistani Rupee to lose further value

Pakistani Rupee to lose further value amid falling foreign reserves Pakistani Rupee will continue the downward trend not only during 2018 but...

A flawed narrative

Imran Khan is undoubtedly a popular leader and a crowd-puller. He was a household name as a cricketer before he entered into...

Another win for Putin

As widely expected, President Vladimir Putin swept to victory in the Russian 2018 elections. Having won another six-year term without facing any...

Elections in Italy

The Italian capitalist class was hoping to get a strong and stable government after the election. The election results came as political...

Reluctant to reform

The celebration that ensued after senators like Krishna Kumari, Anwar Lal Dean and Behramand Tungi, who belong to modest family backgrounds, were...

Brazil in a vortex

For many years, Brazil has been billed as a successful model of capitalist development, democratic transformation and political stability by the international...

New beginning, old baggage

Last week, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma lost the internal struggle within his party and was forced out of the presidency. Cyril Ramaphosa...

The Lodhran reality

The PML-N has caused an upset in the NA-154 by-election by defeating Jahangir Tareen’s son with a clear margin. This defeat is...

Who represents whom?

The PPP is a strange political party. It has the ability to hugely disappoint or surprise one. If Bilawal Bhutto can take...

Perils of privatisation

The government of Pakistan has embarked on a fresh programme to privatise the remaining state-owned enterprises and properties. Our country has already...

Bad old days

The Trump administration made both its National Security Strategy and the National Defence Strategy public in December and January respectively. The new...

Safety denied

We are shocked, angry and emotional at the brutal rape and murder of 7–year-old Zainab in Kasur. But it took one year...

Troubled ties

The deteriorating relations between two longstanding allies – Pakistan and the US – reflect a growing conflict of interests. Mutual relations and...