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democracy

Decay and decline in rebuttals

Decay and decline in rebuttals

In this toe-curling period of political, economic and social instability and chaos the interaction between...
Published 15 May, 2022 05:35am
Up for grabs: Karachi
Opinion

Up for grabs: Karachi

Politics makes strange bed fellows. This is adapted from a line in the play, ‘The Tempest’ by William ...
Published 24 Apr, 2022 05:36am
‘Banana republic?’
Opinion

‘Banana republic?’

This is apropos a Business Recorder op-ed ‘Banana republic?’ carried by the newspaper yesterday. The writer has...
Published 08 Apr, 2022 05:28am
Glorifiers of criminality
Opinion

Glorifiers of criminality

Human rights. Freedom of expression. Democracy. These are the cleverest labels for crafting false as true and vice...
Published 24 Jan, 2022 06:50am
New electoral reforms—I
Opinion

New electoral reforms—I

Reforms are a process of improvement whereby political institutions are revitalized for better performance and...
Updated 08 Dec, 2021 06:48am
Cost of democracy
Editorials

Cost of democracy

EDITORIAL: With budget sessions in the National and provincial assemblies almost over it is time to reflect how ...
Published 05 Jul, 2021 04:57am
Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'
World

Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'

  • India has been downgraded from ‘Free’ to Partially Free’ in the annual report published by Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy think tank and human rights watchdog.
  • Published this week, the latest report marks the 4th consecutive year of democratic backsliding under the Modi government, highlighting that the country appears to be inching closer to authoritarianism.
Updated 05 Mar, 2021 06:00pm
Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip
World

Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip

  • The party of Myanmar’s detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Tuesday for her immediate release and for the junta to recognise her victory in November elections, a day after a military coup sparked global outrage.
  • The United States threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar’s generals after they seized power and arrested Suu Kyi and dozens of her allies in dawn raids on Monday.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 03:16pm
Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
World

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
  • The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according to a statement on a military-owned television station.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 09:40am
Uganda's Museveni declared winner of presidential poll, rival alleges fraud
World

Uganda's Museveni declared winner of presidential poll, rival alleges fraud

  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleges widespread fraud.
  • Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.6%, while main opposition candidate Wine had 3.48 million votes (34.8%), the Electoral Commission said at a news conference on the final results from Thursday’s election.
Updated 16 Jan, 2021 06:40pm