Author Babar Dogar

Punjab’s Dilemma

The PML-N’s future appears bleak because its leadership has not just become controversial but is seen as the main obstacle in any efforts to end the grinding political stalemate in the country

By: Babar Dogar

The Battles Within

Pakistan’s electoral landscape has consistently been ruled by a handful of clans and families, particularly over the past five decades. Even as Zulfikar Ali Bhutto blazed across the political firmament, the seeds had already been sown for a dynasty of the Bhuttos by his father Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto. But in the vacuum created by the […]

By: Babar Dogar

Politics of Dynasty

The by-election in NA-120 was billed as a political clash that would decide the future of the Sharif family after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, by the Supreme Court. It eventually evolved into a battle of wits between the Sharif clan, defending their Lahore citadel, and challenger Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) […]

By: Babar Dogar

From Panama With Love

The five member bench of the Supreme Court announced verdict on Panama Papers case with the close margin of 3-2, enabling Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay in office, but with reservations. Two judges ruled he was neither ‘sadiq’ nor ‘ameen’ and wrote he should be disqualified, but the other three judges expressed doubt regarding […]

By: Babar Dogar