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Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N VS The Channels Of Non-Delivery

One of the starkest differences in the pre- and post-election scenario is the sense of urgency and hunger for action that comes across from the key actors in government. Former prime ministers Gilani and Ashraf may have had their strengths…

Minimum Wage Politics

On May 1, 2012, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yousuf Raza Gilani, announced in front of a charged crowd that the minimum wage in Pakistan was to be raised from Rs7000 to Rs8000. On the same day the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz…

Spare The Teacher

We often hear of students being brutally beaten up by teachers in Pakistan and we condemn the corporal punishment that has always been a part of our education system. But with reports of teachers’ beatings at the hands of their students…

The Instruments Of Change

Change is coming That is the tune everyone is humming these days in the wake of the massive rallies in Lahore by the PML-N and the PTI that illustrated pubic anger and frustration at the vortex of hitherto unimaginable corruption,…

Khan Sahib

Although Khan Sahib did win a National Assembly seat in the 2002 elections from Mianwali, the time when he used to support the martial rule of General Musharraf and one of his party members was the foreign minister, he changed his stance…

Perils Of Politicking

A red-letter day it was certainly meant to be. But Friday’s rally in Lahore – a show of force by the Pakistan Muslim League-N – is yet to be assessed in comparison with the crowd that Imran Khan, a dark horse in the increasingly tumultuous…