Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire

| Jan 30, 2023

Politics and Pakistan’s new army chief

The appointment of General Asim Munir as the COAS is of greater political than institutional significance.

| Dec 13, 2022

Pakistan’s Manchar lake

The forced exodus of the fishing community at Manchar Lake.

| Oct 21, 2022

Ghar ki shaadi

Of family pressure, maulvis and the nikahnama.

| Sep 27, 2022

Unpacking the floods in Pakistan

On root causes, challenges and gaps in state capacity.

| Sep 23, 2022

Talking to Tehreek-i-Taliban

Pakistan’s negotiations with the banned group may lead to more violence and instability.

| Sep 13, 2022

At the doors of the IMF

Economic dilemmas in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

| Jul 21, 2022

No neutrality

The military’s neutral stance around Imran Khan’s ouster may be damage control.

| Jun 23, 2022

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

| May 24, 2022

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