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Adnan Rehmat

Adnan Rehmat is a Pakistan-based journalist, researcher and analyst with interests in politics, media, development and science. Twitter: @adnanrehmat1

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Pakistan parliament and the legislatives dilemma

In democratic orders, legislation determines a government’s priorities and its ability to enact a legal regime. And yet, astonishingly, nearly 200 days into its first ever government, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led ruling coalition has not been able to pass a single law.

February 13, 2019

Open reforms through closing spaces

In its first six months in office, the new Imran Khan government has been shaping up and sharpening its five-year governance agenda which places radical political and social reforms at its heart.

February 03, 2019

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's friendship has stood the test of time

In December last year, after weeks of negotiations and two trips to Riyadh, Prime Minister Imran Khan worked out an arrangement with Saudi Arabia for a $6 billion loan to bail Pakistan out of its precarious economic situation. 

January 16, 2019

Pakistani leaders are adept at leading abnormal political lives

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was jailed last week, while former president Asif Ali Zardari is preparing to go to jail in the next few days.

As dramatic as this may seem to the outside world, few in the country are surprised and several even expected it.

December 29, 2018