Adil Najam Before the elections Dawn News had done a series on who should become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. I am not sure what the result there was. But I do know that the question is real again. Much more real. Speculation is rife. Theories about. The more we talk about it, the […]

Pakistan Elections 2008: Awam Express Has Arrived

Posted on February 28, 2008
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Deeda-i-Beena They were always there but nobody gave them any recognition. They waited patiently and long for their day and at long last when it arrived, they acted. Quietly they arrived in their millions, got their thumbs inked and had a line marked at the edge of their thumb-nails. They went into the privacy of […]

Pakistan Elections 2008: The Flawed Boycott Mantra?

Posted on February 24, 2008
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Raza Rumi Much has been said on how the election results are a referendum against the policies of General Musharraf. While there can be little disagreement with this, there is a clear lesson for Pakistan’s urban intelligentsia that had been screaming about the futility of this election. True, Pakistan’s troubled polity will not transform overnight, […]