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By-election NA-48: No steam in the race

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 18, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for urban Islamabad is turning out to be a dud, the second time around. With just two days left before the campaign deadline for the August 22 by-elections, voter mobilization in the capital’s NA-48 […]

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Elections 2013: Mismanagement galore on Election Day

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Islamabad – As hundreds of thousands of people left their homes to cast their votes, in what observers believe will be a record-breaking turnout, apart from a ‘credible’ voters’ list, Saturday’s general elections were no different from previous ones in terms of inadequate […]

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Elections 2013: Twin Cities vote for change

This article was published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Rawalpindi/Islamabad – Polling started in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi smoothly amid fear and hope of perceived ‘change’. The process was marred by mismanagement and anomalies in the voters’ list and ballot papers. The polling started at 8am in almost all polling stations, […]

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Elections 2013: In Islamabad, women voters could be game changers

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 11, 2013. Islamabad – Women voters will have a significant say in deciding the fate of candidates contesting elections for the capital’s two National Assembly constituencies. But they appear to have made their voting decisions based on general problems facing […]

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Elections 2013: Water availability a key issue for Islamabad’s NA-48 constituents

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 10, 2013. Islamabad – When urban residents of the federal capital head to the polling stations of May 11, they will be voting for, among other things, the adequate supply of water to the city during the summers. Water shortage […]

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No FIRs at Aabpara Police Station

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 27, 2o12. Islamabad – At one police station in the Federal Capital, it can take more than two weeks just to register a simple FIR. Siraj Ahmad, a resident of Bhara Kahu, found this out the hard way when he […]

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Citizens deliver on Project Clean Up promise

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 24, 2012. Islamabad – They arrived at the scene with trash bags, brooms, paint and good intentions. Around 100 students, young professionals and members of the civil society showed up in front of Islamabad’s Serena Hotel on Sunday to take […]

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Police, Review Board given deadline to settle differences

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 1, 2011. COLUMBIA — Mayor Bob McDavid said the city will step in if the Citizens Police Review Board and the Columbia Police Department don’t find a way to sort out seven key differences. The board and police have an informal, two-month deadline to […]

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