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Mr. Nawaz Sharif Comments that All Political Parties should be given Level Playing | Naya Pakistan, 06 April 2018 | Geo News

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Nigran Hakumat Ka Qayam Kab Tak | Jamhoor Fareed Rais Kay Sath, 3 April 2018 | Neo News

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Would the Decision by ECP to Appoint Judicial Officers as Returning Officers | Lekin, 31 March 2018 | Geo News

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Chief Justice Ko Aisi Baatein Nahi Karni Chahiye | Q & A with P. J Mir, 29 March 2018 | Din News

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Meeting of Prime Minister with Chief Justice of Pakistan | Tonight with Jasmeen, 29 March 2018 | News One

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Future of Mian M. Nawaz Sharif | Naya Pakistan, 24 March 2018 | Geo News

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Nai Halqa Bandion par aitrazaat | Awaam, 20 March 2018 | Capital TV

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Nai Halqa Bandion Par Jhagra | Breaking Views with Malick, 18 March 2018 | 92 News

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Huge changes in delimitation process before general elections | Geo Pakistan, 16 March 2018 | Geo News

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Nun League Ke Ilzamat … Haqeeqat Ya Haar Ka Dukh | View Point, 13 March 2018 | Jaag TV

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Paise Par Bikne Waley Senator’s Aur Chairman Senate Ki Selection | Sawal Se Agay, 11 March 2018 | Dawn News

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Chairman Senate Kaun Hoga…Hakumat Ya Opposition Ka | Zer-e-Behas, 09 March 2018 | 92 News

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Islamabad Ki Surat-e-Haal…PTI Ko Kya Faida Milay Ga | News Plus, 06 March 2018 | Capital TV

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Jamhoor Fareed Rais Kay Sath | Jamhoor, 06 March 2018 | Neo News

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Horse Trading During Senate Elections Effecting Trust in Democracy | Geo Pakistan, 06 March 2018 | Geo News

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Azad Senators; game changers | Ho kya raha he, 05 March 2018 | 92 News

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Senate Elections | View 360, March 5, 2018 | Aaj News

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Senate Elections | Naya Pakistan, 3 March 2018 | Geo News

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Composition of Senate of Pakistan and horse trading in Senate elections | Sairbeen, 02 March 2018 | Aaj News

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Senate Elections and Horse trading | Center Stage with Rehman Azhar, 02 March 2018 | Express News

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Disqualification of Mian M. Nawaz Sharif as president of the party and NAB references against politicians | News Room, 02 March 2018 | 92...

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Actions of Election Commission of Pakistan on the Transparency of upcoming Senate Elections | Dunya Kamran Khan kay Sath, 01 March 2018 | Dunya...

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NAB Action against bureaucracy of Punjab and nomination papers for assemblies | Awaam, 26 February 2018 | Capital TV

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Disqualification of Mian M. Nawaz Sharif from party presidency and Senate Elections | 92 @ 8, 21 February 2018 | 92 News

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Poll transparency reversed | Dawn

THE Elections Act, 2017, passed by parliament and signed into law by the president of Pakistan in Oct­ober 2017, has been rightly hailed as a major mil­estone in electoral reforms in Pakistan

key words: Elections Act, 2017, Electoral Reforms, ECP

Senate Elections and horse trading of political parties | News Talk, 08 February 2018 | Neo News

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The march of democracy | Dawn

WITH the announcement of a polling date for 52 seats of the 104-member Senate by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the uncertainty about the Senate election, and the electoral process in Pakistan in general

key words: Senate Elections 2018, Quality of Democracy, Democracy in Pakistan

Effect of harsh statements of political leadership on voters turn out | News Plus, 22 Januray 2018 | Capital TV

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Supremacy of the Parliament and statements of Political leaders on parliament | Jamhoor, 22 January 2018 | Neo News

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Tehreek-e-Qasas….Ya…….Intikhabi Jalsa?? Pakistan Awami Tehreek ka Jalsa: Imran Khan aur Asif Ali Zardari ki shirkat ka PMLN ki hakoomat par asar | News One,...

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PML-N will find it Difficult to take a Seat from Balochistan because of Rebilion of of its Members in the Province | Geo Pakistan,...

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Resignation of Balochistan Chief Minister and challenge for PMLN in Senate and provincial assembly | Sairbeen, 9 January 2018 | BBC Urdu

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No-confidence motion against Balochistan Chief Minister | Awaam, 8 January 2018 | Capital TV

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The Current Political Situation in Balochistan | Naya Pakistan, 5 January 2018 | Geo News

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A gulf that must be bridged | Dawn

CIVIL-MILITARY tensions are not a new development in Pakistan. We have lived with this phenomenon for decades and have seen four spells of military rule

key words: Civil Military Relations, NSC

The Reasons Behind Lack of Civilian Supremacy in Pakistan | Apas ki baat, 3 January 2018 | Geo News

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Lack of quorum in National Assembly of Pakistan | Lekin, 24 December 2017 | Geo News

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Effect of increase and decrease of National assembly seats through delimitation of constituencies bill | News Plus, 20 December 2017 | Capital TV

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Briefing of COAS in Senate of Pakistan | Such tau yeh hai, 19 December 2017 | PTV News

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Passing of Delimitation bill of constituencies from Senate of Pakistan and holding of general elections 2018 on time | Dunya Kamran Khan kay sath,...

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Need for Delimitation of Constituencies in Pakistan | News Wise, 18 December 2017 | Dawn News

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Quorum Issues in Current Sessions of National Assembly | Geo Pakistan, 14 December 2017 | Geo News

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Dollar ki qeemat mein izafa… kis ka faida kis ka nuqsan | Jamhoor Fareed Rais kay sath, 13 December 2017 | Neo News

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Critical times for parliament | Dawn

THE recent appearance of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, before a Supreme Court bench in Karachi to explain the poor state of drinking water supply and sewerage systems in his province once again illustrates a major imbalance that has occurred among the three branches of the state

key words: Parliamentary Committees, Parliament, Water and Sanitation

Why Large Political Parties are Running After or Forming Alliances with Small Political Parties with No Electoral Strength | Naya Pakistan, 08 December 2017...

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Delay in General Elections 2018 | Aapas ki baat, 30 November 2017 | Geo News

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Legislators’ vanishing act | Dawn

POOR attendance by a sizeable number of members of the national parliament and the provincial assemblies in Pakistan is almost a norm and so is the frequent interruption in parliamentary proceedings due to lack of quorum

key words: MPs Attendance, Parliament, National Assembly

Aainda Intakhabaat ki Ehmiat | Geo News, 17 November 2017 | Geo News

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Aaj ka din Adlia kay nam | Awaam with Murtaza Solangi, 14 November 2017 | Capital TV

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Reaction/Statements of Mian M. Nawaz Sharif against Supreme Court Judges | Aapas ki baat, 13 November 2017 | Geo Tv

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Mardam Shumari k bad nai halqa bandion par tanazyaat | Khabar kay peechay, 31 October 2017 | New News

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Case of Aysha Gulalai and women harassment | Doosra Rukh, 28 October 2017 | Dawn News

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What are the reasons that could delay 2018 election? | Aapas ki baat, 24 October 2017 | Geo News

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New Accountability law & disqualification of Aysha Gulalai | News wise, 24 October 2017 | Dawn News

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Elusive consensus | Dawn

THE quest again seems to be on for a consensus on a new accountability law. Initially, the major political parties had appeared to agree on repealing the existing National Accountability Ordinance, 1999

key words: NAO, NAB, Accountability

Maarat Ke Bajaye Awami Khidmat Ka Jazba …Kis Kis Ko Fikar? | Benaqaab, 16 October 2017 | Abb Tak TV

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Threat of Martial Law before General Election 2018 | Jirga, 15 October 2017 | Geo News

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Statement of Capt. (R.) Safdar in National Assembly & Role of New Chairman NAB | Apas ki baat, 11 October 2017 | Geo News

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Poll law confusion | Dawn

RECENT events in the two houses of parliament in the capital have once again exposed the weaknesses of the legislative process and the lack of interest shown by most parliamentarians in an important function which bestows on them the title of ‘legislators’

key words: Electoral Reforms, Parliament, ECP

Re Election for appointing M. Nawaz Sharif as Party President | Naya Pakistan, 01 October 2017 | Geo News

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Parliament & accountability | Dawn

AFTER the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, a welcome debate has focused on the role of the various institutions in installing a robust system of accountability and making that system work

key words: Parliament, Accountability Laws, NAB

Rally & Statements of Mr. Nawaz Sharif | Awam with Murtaza Solangi by Murtaza Solangi, 15 August 2027 | Capital TV

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CMR and New Social Contracts | Benaqaab by Seefan Khan, 14 August 2017 | Dawn News

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Civil Military relationship, PTI Rally | Do Rayye ,13 August 2017 | Dawn News

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Rally of Mr. Nawaz Sharif | Naya Pakistan by Talat Hussain 12 August 2017 | Geo News

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Nawaz Sharif Rally & CMR | News Wise (Ambar Shamsi) 11 August 2017 | Dawn News

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Episode or system? | Dawn

EVERY few years, we in Pakistan hold a powerful individual or a group of individuals to account through extraordinary arrangements

key words: Accountability, Accountability in Pakistan

Dhondye Neya Pakistan by Talat Mehmood | 29 July 2017 | Geo News

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Law to regulate budget | Dawn

DESPITE all the protests, walkouts and boycotts by the opposition, the National Assembly has passed the federal budget for the next financial year

key words: Parliamentary Budget Process, NA, Federal Budget

Voting from abroad | Dawn

VOTING is an emotive and long-standing issue for some eight million overseas Pakistanis scattered around 140 countries

key words: Oversease voting, ECP, I-Voting, Electoral Reforms

The case of EVMs | Dawn

ELECTRONIC voting machines (EVMs) seem to have gained greater currency, and popularity as well, in our electoral discourse over the past few years

key words: EVM, Electoral Reforms, ECP

Owning the fight | Dawn

IT was only through an ISPR press release that the nation came to know that the Pakistan Army had launched Operation Raddul Fasaad across the country

key words: Civil Military Relations, ISPR, Operation Raddul Fasasd

Who pays for the brawls? | Dawn

ON Jan 26, the National Assembly witnessed an ugly brawl involving quite a few honourable members of the house from the PML-N and the PTI, along with at least one independent member

key words: National Assembly, Ruckus, MPs

Where are the women voters? | Dawn

AS we get closer to 2018 when the current national and provincial assemblies complete their five-year term, several election-related issues are attracting the attention of decision-makers and other stakeholders

key words: Women Voters, ECP, Electoral Rolls

Give LGs a chance | Dawn

LOCAL governments are important for the entire country but carry special significance for the largest province in the federation — Punjab

key words: Local Government, Punjab, LG

How many ministers? | Dawn

WHAT the size of a cabinet of ministers should be is a question of both public and media interest, and a subject of frequent discussions in many countries

key words: Size of Federal Cabinet, Constitution

Women’s legislative performance | Dawn

EVER since almost 17 per cent of seats in Pakistan’s directly elected legislatures were reserved for women, a pattern has emerged of women legislators performing better than their male counterparts in the national parliament and the provincial legislatures over the last 13 years

key words: Women M

One after another | Dawn

THE recent multiparty conference (MPC) convened by the prime minister on Oct 3 settled, among other things, that the National Security Committee of Parliament be reconstituted to coordinate efforts

key words: NSC, Civil Military Relations

Running the political engine | Dawn

THERE are ample signs that money in politics, or ‘political finance’, will assume much greater importance in the next general election and even during the run-up to the election key words: Political Financing, Political Parties, Assets and Liabilities, ECP

Remember electoral reforms? | Dawn

THE Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms which was constituted on July 25, 2014 to submit its report by Oct 24, 2014, seems to have set some kind of a record by overshooting its target date by a full 23 months

key words: Electoral Reforms, ECP, Parliament

Parliament’s inertia on NAP | Dawn

SELDOM has Pakistan seen such open and repeated finger-pointing between the civil and military leadership as on the question of the implementation of the National Action Plan against terrorism

key words; National Action Plan, NAP, Parliament

Dunya Kamran Khan ke Sath | PILDAT’s Scorecard on Performance of Senators (2015-2016) | Dawn News

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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob in program “Benaqaab” | 14th June 2016 | Abb Tak TV | hosted by Saifan Khan

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Transparent leaders | Dawn

LEGISLATORS’ statements of assets and liabilities are once again in the news, after the leaked Panama Papers raised serious questions about the financial transparency of political leadership in Pakistan

key words: Assets and Liabilities, Legislators, ECP

Is a commission enough? | Dawn

The Panama leaks have led to the welcome development of corruption at high places being widely discussed, debated and condemned in the media, public and parliament

key words: Panama Papers, Accountability

Jirga with Saleem Safi | (Pak Iran Relations) | 26th March 2016 | GEO TV

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The right to information | Dawn

AFTER the new governments of KP and Punjab passed their respective, internationally acclaimed Right to Information (RTI) laws and established their independent information commissions in 2013

key words: RTI

Absent from the house | Dawn

PARLIAMENT in Pakistan posted some noticeable improvements during 2015 including greater transparency in members’ attendance records

key words: Attendance in Parliament, Performance of National Assembly

The calculus of ordinances | Dawn

THE promulgation of the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Ordinance on Dec 7, merely 48 hours before the National Assembly was to begin its session, has once again stoked debate on how democratic is the practice of legislating through presidential decree

key words: Ordinances, India, Pakistan

Whither NSC? | Dawn

A RECENT ISPR press release alluding to poor governance by federal and provincial governments, and the rejoinder by the Prime Minister’s Office, once again underscored the urgent need for formal institutions of the state where diverse, and sometimes competing, views on national security can be discussed among various stakeholders

key words: National Security Committee, Civil Military Relations, Inter Institutional Relations, NSC

Faults of the electoral system | Dawn

THE decisions of the two election tribunals hearing poll petitions on the NA-122, Lahore-V and NA-154, Lodhran-I constituencies were announced in quick succession last month

key words: By-election 2015, ECP, Electoral Process

Election gone wrong | Dawn

BARELY six months after the Peshawar Army Public School tragedy that left almost 150 schoolchildren and others dead in a terrorist attack, some six million voters turned out to vote in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local government election braving not only the terrorists’ threat but also the hot weather

key words: KP Local Government Elections 2015, ECP

Budget and the parliament | Dawn

THE National Assembly of Pakistan is about to go through its annual ritual of receiving and passing the federal budget — without, in all probability, any meaningful scrutiny, or budget-focused debate

key words: Parliamentary Budget Process, Federal Budget 2015-2016

Arbitrary changes | Dawn

THE Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) quietly changed its rules for by-elections in three national and provincial assembly constituencies on May 7, 2015

key words: By-election 2015, ECP, Electoral Process

Senate questions | Dawn

THE three-year democratic ritual of electing half the Senate is over but it has left a trail of questions that need to be discussed, debated and resolved in a democratic spirit

key words: Senate Elections 2015, FATA Senators, Electoral Reforms

Whither electoral reforms? | Dawn

ELECTORAL reforms once again seem to be disappearing from the federal government’s radar <>br
key words: Electoral Reforms, 2013 Parliament

The way forward | Dawn

A FEW weeks ago, I had tried to summarise a case for some key electoral reforms proposals (‘A case for urgent poll reforms’) in this paper

key words: Electoral Reforms, 2013 Parliament

A case for urgent poll reforms | Dawn

Electoral reforms are at the centre of the on-going political crisis. Although the campaign against alleged electoral irregularities during the 2013 elections has snowballed into a full-blown movement against the current government

key words: Electoral Reforms, 2013 Parliament

Strains already | Dawn

The ISPR press release of April 7 demonstrated the communication gap between the political and military leadership

key words: Civil Military Relations, Nawaz Sharif

Delimitation in Karachi | Dawn

THE question of fresh delimitation of constituencies in Karachi ahead of the general election requires careful reconsideration by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)

key words: ECP, Delimitation in Karachi