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A parliament in a hurry | Dawn

This article was published in Dawn News on November 20, 2021. It is available here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1659145/a-parliament-in-a-hurry THERE may be many things wrong about the joint sitting of...

The defining moment for Pakistan’s election commission is here | Arab News

This article was published in Arab News on November 19, 2021. It is available here: https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1971301 The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released two extraordinary...

Accountability compromised | Dawn

THE subject of accountability has always been emotive, deeply divisive and highly controversial in Pakistan

Key Words: Accountability, NAB, Pakistan, Rule of Law

Absentee young voters in Pakistan | Arab News

It is common knowledge that overall voter turnout in Pakistan is traditionally quite low. At an average of 47 percent in the past 1o elections

Key Words: Voter Turnout, Youth Voter Turnout, Young Voters

No-trust resolution dynamics | Dawn

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No confidence
CM Balochistan

The next 22 months | Dawn

ANY government would feel overwhelmed by the challenges it expects to face in the remaining 22 months of its 60-month term but more so in the case of the current PTI-led government

key words: Electoral reforms, DG ISI, PTI

Pakistan’s elusive local governments! | Arab News

Nothing underscores the superficiality of Pakistani democracy better than the continuing absence of elected local governments across the country

key words: Local Governments, Governance, Pakistan

Challenges to legislation | Dawn

This article was published in Dawn on September 25, 2021 and is available at the following link https://www.dawn.com/news/1648321/challenges-to-legislation LEGISLATION is the primary function of the national...

Confrontations between Pakistan government and election commission may lead to systemic change | Arab News

The ongoing confrontation between the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is unprecedented. Opposition political parties criticized ECP in the past but this is probably the first time in the history of Pakistan

key words: Electoral Reforms, ECP, PTI

Other electoral reforms | Dawn

DEBATES, commentaries and analyses about Electronic Voting Machines have been dominating the print and electronic media over the past three months or so, and it is likely that the subject will continue to take centre stage in the political discourse for the better part of the remaining two years of the present government’s term

key words: Electoral Reforms, PTI, Parliament

Imagining the next election | Dawn

THE fourth year of the government has barely begun but the prospects of the next election, which is not scheduled before the autumn of 2023, are already being widely discussed

key words: General Election 2023, ECP, Census 2017

Pakistan’s parliament in three years of PTI rule | Arab News

Both the fifteenth National Assembly of Pakistan and the PTI-led federal government completed their three years just five days apart; the assembly on August 12 and the government on August 17, 2021

key words: PTI, 3 Years Performance, Parliamentary Performance

AGP’s appointment | Dawn

THE auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) has just retired and, at the time of writing, the government must be going through the process of appointing a new full-time AGP

key words: AGP, Appointment, PTI

Defending intra-party differences | Dawn

THE so-called ‘two narratives’, or opposing point of views, within the PML-N have drawn the attention of the media and political opponents

key words: PML-N, Intra-party differences, Political Parties

India’s UNSC presidency and why it won’t hurt Pakistan | Arab News

Ordinarily, the election of a country as President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should be a routine affair and not merit much discussion but there are reasons that the recent election of India to this coveted position for the month of August is being debated

key words: UNSC, India, Pakistan

Not on talking terms | Dawn

THE five-member Election Commission of Pakistan is once again lacking its full strength after members belonging to Punjab and KP retired on July 26

key words: ECP, PTI, PML-N

A toxic discourse | Dawn

THE recent campaigning for the Legislative Assembly election in Azad Jammu & Kashmir has taken political confrontation to a new low

key words: AJK Elections, PTI, Polarisation

Blame Game in AJK Elections 2021 | News Today with Tanzeela, 24 July 2021 | GTV Network

The following video appeared on GTV Network on July 24, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

International obligations | Dawn

IN this age of globalisation, nations are voluntarily giving up a part of their legislative sovereignty to supranational entities like the European Union (EU) and global agencies like the UN

key words: FATF, Legislation, PTI, Parliament

4th Wave of Covid-19 and AJK Elections | Badalti Raey, 14 July 2021 | PTV News

The following video appeared on PTV News on July 14, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Right to Information in Pakistan | Subh Savaray Pakistan, 10 July 2021 | 92 News

The following video appeared on 92 News on July 10, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan | Sana Hashmi 7 se 8 | GTV News

The following video appeared on GTV News on July 10, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Politics of overseas Pakistanis’ vote | Arab News

Since 1993, the question of enabling overseas Pakistanis to vote in Pakistani elections from their respective countries of residence has been hanging fire

key words: I-Voting, Overseas Pakistanis, Voting

Thoughts on the opposition | Dawn

THERE has been frequent and sometimes harsh criticism of the PTI-led federal government for its performance and quality of governance since the beginning of its tenure

key words: Opposition, Performance, Federal budget

Reserve Seats for Overseas Pakistanis in the Parliament | Rehan Tariq 10 tak, June 28, 2021 | 24 News

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Reserve Seats for Overseas Pakistanis | Sajjad Mir kay sath June 28, 2021 | TV Today

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan – Time Today By The Time News 23-June-2021

The following video appeared on Time News on June 23, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan – Such kay Sath | PTV News

The following video appeared on PTV News on June 22, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Hakumat Or Opposition Ek Dfa Phir Amny Samny – Sajjad Mir K Sath | Tv Today

The following video appeared on Tv Today on June 17, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Controversial poll reforms | Dawn

ARGUABLY the most controversial package of electoral reform proposals in the history of Pakistan is halfway through the parliamentary cycle to become a law

key words: Electoral Reforms, PTI, Parliament

Chaos in National Assembly today | Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath | Dunya News

The following video appeared on Dunya News on June 16, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

The UNGA special session on corruption fell way short of expectations | Arab News

The United Nations General Assembly just concluded a unique special session from June 2 to June 4. It was the first ever session devoted to the issue of corruption in the history of the Assembly

key words: Corruption, UNGA, UNCAC

Test case of political finance | Dawn

THE regulation of political finance (PF) offers one of the greatest challenges to democracies around the world

key words: Political Finance, Political Parties, ECP

Pakistan Senate election kicks off as Imran Khan’s ruling party looks for majority | Arab News

The following mention appeared in Arab News on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.com/node/1818976/amp The ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his...

Body formed to review legal aspects of TLP’s plea | The Express Tribune

The following mention appeared in The Express Tribune on April 30, 2021 at the following link https://tribune.com.pk/story/2297650/body-formed-to-review-legal-aspects-of-tlps-plea Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Friday formed a three-member...

Technology and elusive electoral credibility | Arab News

The federal government under the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan seems to be in over-drive mode to introduce technology in electoral processes before the next general election due in 2023

key words: EVM, ECP, Technology in Elections

Cabinet or a deck of cards? | Dawn

MORE than halfway into his five-year term, Prime Minister Imran Khan reshuffled his cabinet for the sixth time on April 16

key words: 6th Reshuffle in Federal Cabinet, PM

How to mismanage an alliance | Dawn

THE Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the most recent of the alliances of opposition political parties, is facing an existential threat. The ANP, one of the 10 constituent parties, has already announced its decision to dissociate itself from the alliance

ket words: PDM Alliance, Opposition Parties

Meeting in quarantine: The wrong message | Arab News

It was unexpected and shocking when Prime Minister Imran Khan, four days into quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus infection, chose to chair a meeting of his media team at his Bani Gala residence

key words : PM, COVID-19, Meeting in Quarantine

A price for independence | Dawn

IT was simply unprecedented. Three senior ministers of the government of Pakistan addressed a press conference using the official premises of the Press Information Department and demanded the resignation of the entire Election Commission of Pakistan

key words: Election Commission, ECP, ECP powers

Special Senate Election Transmission | Geo News

The following video appeared on Geo News on March 12, 2021. 

ECP: the sleeping giant? | Arab News

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has generally been criticized over its perceived or real inability to hold credible elections. The results of the last two general elections are bitterly contested till even today

key words: ECP powers, Senate Election, SC

Imran Khan government in Pakistan at risk after shock setback

The following mention appeared on Live Mint website on March 04, 2021 at the following link https://www.livemint.com/politics/news/imran-khan-government-in-pakistan-at-risk-after-shock-setback-11614846228663.html Khan faced a surprise loss in the country’s Senate...

Pakistan Senate election kicks off as Imran Khan’s ruling party looks for majority

The following mention appeared on Arab News website on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.com/node/1818976/world ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Senate election 2021: Experts support ECP’s decision on secret ballot

The following mention appeared on Geo News website on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.geo.tv/latest/337819-senate-election-2021-experts-support-ecps-decision-on-secret-ballot Legal and political experts have strongly supported the decision...

By-election fiasco | Dawn

BY-ELECTIONS do spring surprises occasionally but despite the uncertainty about individual contests, these are considered sedate affairs in a democracy as, unlike a general election, the formation of a government is not at stake

key words: By-election 2021, Daska, Election Management, ECP

ECP | G For Gharidah | News One

The following video appeared on News One on February 25, 2021. 

Ahmed Bilal Mehboob Talk to GNN about senate elections | GNN

The following video appeared on GNN on February 25, 2021. 

Open or secret? | Dawn

THE Senate of Pakistan has existed since the 1973 Constitution was passed by the fifth legislature of the country. During this time, the election of senators has always been held through secret ballot

key words: Senate Election, Voting, Constitution

Senate intekhabat aur PTI main androoni ikhtilafat – Geo Pakistan

The following video appeared on Geo News on February 18, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

PM Imran khan har 5 saal bad intekhabat ke mukhalif – Geo Pakistan

The following video appeared on Geo News on February 01, 2021. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Is a five-year term too short for a govt?

The following mention appeared on Express Tribune website on February 01, 2021 at the following link https://tribune.com.pk/story/2282191/is-a-five-year-term-too-short-for-a-govt In the last two decades, Israel has witnessed eight...

Foreign funding consequences | Dawn

FOUR major political parties of Pakistan, including the ruling party, are facing charges of receiving prohibited funds from foreign sources

key words: Foreign Funding of Political Parties, PTI Foreign Funding case

Is a forward bloc in making in Punjab?

The following mention appeared on Global Village Space website on January 28, 2021 at the following link https://www.globalvillagespace.com/is-a-forward-bloc-in-making-in-punjab/ As the Senate elections are approaching, a group...

Transparency International report sparks debate over corruption in Pakistan

The following mention appeared on Arab News website on January 25, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1618006/pakistan ISLAMABAD: A recent Transparency International report that places Pakistan...

PDM U-turns and possible opportunities | Arab News

The 10-party opposition alliance known as the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was considering, not so long ago, that it would resign from the National Assembly and four provincial Assemblies under the mistaken belief that this would render the Senate electoral college incomplete and in turn

key words: PDM, Opposition Parties, PTI

Debate on ordinances | Dawn

THE good news is that the debate on the use of ordinances as the preferred mode of legislation in Pakistan has recently gained momentum

key words: Ordinances, Legislation, Parliament

Challenges of Governance in the New Decade | Global Village Space

Governance and its improvement are of critical importance to Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among bottom one-fifth of over 200 countries and territories of the world in quality of governance on the World Bank key words: Quality of Governance, Pakistan, Challenges, WGI 2020

Preparing to govern in Pakistan: the case for shadow cabinets | Arab News

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently invited a great deal of criticism by admitting that he and his party, PTI, were not ready to govern the country when they won the election in July 2018

key words: Shadow cabinets, Governance, Democracy, Political Parties

Evaluation performance | dawn

TWO extraordinary things happened on Dec 22 — in the context of chasing elusive good governance in Pakistan

key words: PTI, Governance, Performance Agreements, Federal Cabinet

A risky plan | Dawn

IF the Senate election takes place in March 2021 as scheduled, the PTI is likely to emerge as the largest party in the house, displacing the PML-N from that position

key words: Senate election, PDM resignations

Pakistan’s obsession with elusive accountability | Arab News

Accountability has been political Pakistan’s obsession from day one – literally

key words: NAO, NAB, Accountability

Poll reforms, again | Dawn

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has once again expressed his intention to introduce three key electoral reforms

key words: ECP, Electoral reforms, PTI

Bitter political play in Pakistan has dampened COVID-19 containment | Arab News

During the last nine months, the details and extent of playing politics right in the middle of the pandemic are different in different societies, but political considerations have continued to dominate almost all multi-party democracies including Pakistan

key words: COVID-19, NCOC, Federal and Provincial Governments

Electronic voting, Wazir e Azam ka intikhabi islahat ka elaan | DawnNews

The following video appeared on Dawn News on November 20, 2020. 

Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath | Dunya News

The following video appeared on Dunya News on November 16, 2020. 

Production orders | Dawn

THE subject of production orders for detained legislators is once again in the headlines

key words: Production Order, Speaker, Parliament

High time parliament said ‘aye’ for new voting system | Arab News

Pakistan needs a new parliamentary vote-counting system as the flawed one it has once again came into focus during the passage of the controversial Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill 2020 on Sept. 16

key words: Voting system in Parliament, Vote Count, Parliament

Evaluating the performance of Balochistan assembly | Arab News

I have been observing the national and provincial legislatures in Pakistan and abroad for nearly two decades

key words: Balochistan Assembly, Performance, Provincial Assemblies

Parliamentary performance | Dawn

HE 15th National Assembly completed two years on Aug 17. Its performance during this period has been the subject of discussion in the past few days

key words: Performance, Parliament, First 2 Years of National Assembly

Performance debate | Dawn

SUDDENLY, the debate on government performance seems to be all over the place. On second thoughts, it may not be so sudden

key words: PTI, Governance Performance, 100 days agenda

The new ECP’s challenges | Dawn

THE five-member Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is finally complete after a painful and protracted process of consultation between the government and the opposition to fill three vacancies including that of the chief election commissioner

key words: ECP, Appointments in EC, Voter Turnout

Decisions taken today could shape the politics of the future for Pakistan | Arab News

With 2018 coming to a close, there is increasing concern about the political scenarios that will unfold next year

Key Words: Assessment of Democracy 2018, PTI, Democracy

100 days on, several hurdles lie on the road ahead for the PTI | Arab News

Today, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government completes its first 100 days in office

key words: 100 days of PTI Government, PTI, Governance

The challenges of election day | Dawn

ONE must confess that, despite all the hard work of the Election Commission, a dark cloud of suspicion did hang over polling day on July 25

key words: Fairness of GE2018; Election-Day Management, ECP

Turn out of Young Voters in upcoming General Elections 2018 | News Plus, 29 May 2018 | Capital TV

The following video appeared on Capital TV on May 29, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | View Point, 29 May 2018 | Jaag TV

The following video appeared on Jaag TV on May 29, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | Nuqta-e-Nazar, 29 May 2018 | Dunya News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | Aapas ki baat, 29 May 2018 | Geo News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | 92 at 8, 29 May 2018 | 92 News

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Role of Caretaker Government of Pakistan on General Elections 2018 | Apna Apna Gareban, 28 May 2018 | Waqt News

The following video appeared on Waqt News on May 28, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke Sath, 28 May 2018 | Geo News

The following video appeared on Geo News on May 28, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

What People Say About PKLI&RC | 24 May 2018 | PKLI & RC

The following video appeared on PKLI & RC on May 24, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Effects of Behaviour of Voters, Election Campaigns and Political parties manifestos on upcoming General Elections 2018 | News Talk, 24 May 2018 | Neo...

The following video appeared on Neo News on May 24, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Appointment of Caretaker Prime Minister and statements of Main M. Nawaz Sharif on NAB References of Panama cases | Q & A with PJ...

The following video appeared on Din News on May 22, 2018. Click the picture below to view the complete video.

Institutional Capacity and Governance in Pakistan: A Case Study of Parliament | Wilson Center

Pakistan’s constitution provides for a federal parliamentary system of government, with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government

key words: Performance of Parliament, Wilson Center

Khawaja Asif Ka Bhanda Phoot Gaya | Q&A With PJ Mir, 26 April 2018 | Din News

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Kya Tehreek-e-Insaf ko apne MPs ko show-cause notice issue karne ka nuksan ho sakta he | Sawal Yeh hai, 20 April 2018 | ARY...

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Why there is a need for Caretaker Government in Pakistan | News Plus, 11 April 2018 | Capital TV

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