Category Archives: Pakistan Elections

Why the left was lost

“Shah Mehmood Qureshi epitomizes all forms of exploitation, including economic, social and spiritual ….. Qureshi may have inherited the land, but how can anyone inherit spirituality?” – Karamat Ali, PILER “The Left cannot join hands with PTI because of the basic difference … Continue reading

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Free-for-all; not so fair

by Najma Sadeque May 14th, 2013 Self-praise is no recommendation. It applies as much to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as to jaded politicians. Where earlier the much-respected Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim conceded failure on some scores, Mr … Continue reading

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A lot of ‘cart-before-the-horse’ plans

By Najma Sadeque May 6, 2013 Political manifestos can be tedious and unconvincing, especially when hurriedly put together just because another political party has already published one. This makes manifestos end up reading patchy and disjointed. Genuine manifestos don’t appear … Continue reading

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