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Asha’ar Rehman

Politics Local, Impact National

FOR the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), the victory in a by-election in Faisalabad earlier this week was a nice little achievement that blended well with the background. Just about then the news of huge irregularities on a Karachi seat…

Power Politics Among Equals

CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has some serious explaining to do. WikiLeaks has dealt him and his clean politics a big blow, only if he cares to acknowledge it. Mr Sharif’s first reaction to the revelation of an episode in which he is shown…

For Some, Polls Are Always Early

LAST week, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani threw a challenge at Mian Nawaz Sharif, a day after the PML-N president had called for early polls to help Pakistan overcome its grave problems. The confidence that the statement betrays is…

As Potohar Sleeps, Seraiki Wakes Up

MERCIFULLY, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is back in circulation after a gap that left the true admirers of his style of politics all the more craving. He had gone into hibernation a few weeks ago after reports that his party leader Mian Nawaz…