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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Zartaj Gul Akhwand

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 6, 2013 as part of a short series of profiles of women contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Sardar Maqsood Khan Leghari is a formidable candidate in NA-172, one of the three National Assembly seats […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Naila J Dayal

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on May 5 as part of a short series of profiles on women running for the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Things have gotten worse for the Pakistani Christians since the last time Naila Joseph Dayal, a Christian political […]

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Elections 2013: Close contest in Islamabad’s NA-49

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 29, 2013. Islamabad – The race for NA-49 was tight in 2008. Five years later, it is tighter still. The emergence of new players, political alliances, resurgence of parties that boycotted the 2008 elections and shifting voter trends have made […]

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Elections 2013: In Islamabad, first-time voters have diversified priorities

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 28, 2013. Islamabad – They are young, they have the right to vote and they are willing to use it. More than 100,000 Islamabad residents under the age of 26 are eligible to cast their votes for the capital’s two […]

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Pakistan turning into a violent, undemocratic society: HRCP

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 5, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan is dangerously teetering on the brink of becoming a violent, undemocratic society, according to the 2012 annual report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). The HRCP launched its “State of the Human Rights […]

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US takes diplomatic stance on Pak democracy after TuQ march

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on Jan 19, 2013. Islamabad – The United States (U.S.) is only lending its support to democracy not individuals or political parties in Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, said on Friday. “I can very directly say that we are not supporting […]

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