Pakistan Elections 2008: Poetic Politics

Posted on March 26, 2008
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Adil Najam Our repost of our ATP Mushaira post on Anwar Masood prompted reader Shahran Asim to send us this newer audio recording of Anwar Masood commenting on elections in Pakistan. I thought it was not only hilarious but also pertinent; and certainly worth sharing. Thanks, Shahran. [audio: Elections.mp3]

Adil Najam Less thank a week ago I had written that “Uncertainty Rules Pakistan.” Since then the uncertainty has compounded. I write this just a few hours before the 13th National Assembly meets in Islamabad and nearly a month since the general elections, and there is still no clear sense on who the next Prime […]

Adil Najam The judiciary issue remains an irritant to the mainstream political forces in Pakistan – including not just the current establishment but the current opposition forces struggling to become part of the new establishment. The announcement from Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif that they intend to restore the judiciary within 30 days of […]