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Pakistani state has failed its citizens

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 25, 2014. Islamabad – The Pakistani state has failed to devise a broad and all-inclusive strategy to tackle the country’s worsening situation of human rights, which did not show any significant improvement in 2013, according to representatives of the Human […]

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Islamabad local government bill protects bureaucracy status quo

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 31, 2013. Islamabad – Here in the federal capital, where governments are formed and dissolved, where political deals are made, alliances broken, laws passed, and the fate of the nation decided in luxurious assembly halls, here the residents have long […]

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Young people for politics

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 31, 2013. Islamabad – Young Pakistanis willing to enter active the political arena should engage in ideology-based politics and work with commitment and honesty. This was the advice Senator Raza Rabbani had for a group of 30 young aspiring politicians […]

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By-election NA-48: PTI retains NA seat, loses the PA slot

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 24, 2013. Islamabad -Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) retained its National Assembly seat from the federal capital and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) added another seat to their provincial assembly tally from Rawalpindi district in the August 22 by-elections. PTI’s Asad Umar successfully […]

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By-election NA-48: People seem uninterested in electing the second time around

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 23, 2013. Islamabad – Political parties and candidates failed to mobilize voters in the federal capital as the city witnessed the first-ever by-elections at one of its two National Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The turnout in Islamabad’s NA-48, the National […]

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By-election NA-48: Presiding Officers chill out as few voters turn up for polls

Islamabad – Presiding Officers supervising the NA-48 by-elections seemed to have an easy day at the job on Thursday as the voter response in the capital remained slow and peaceful throughout. The officers, who were granted the powers of Magistrate first class powers, said they did not feel the need to use their express authority […]

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By-election NA-48: PTI likely to challenge PML-N to the finish line

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 22, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to challenge the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the federal capital a second time around as voters in Islamabad’s NA-48 head to the by-polls on Thursday. In the May […]

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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: Punjab Assembly results show a dent in PML-N’s total domination

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 14, 2013. Islamabad – The contest for Punjab Assembly seats in the Rawalpindi district proved to be a two-horse race, with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sharing The two parties finished one-two in the results of […]

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Elections 2013: PTI puts up impressive fight in capital

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 13, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) turned a few heads with a dominating performance in the federal capital on Election Day, winning one of the city’s two National Assembly seats and putting up an impressive fight on […]

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