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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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The dirty politics of cleaning Karachi

It is perhaps Pakistan’s worst kept secret, frequently outed in various annual global rankings, that the largest three cities of the country —  Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad — are among the worst in the world when it comes to cleanliness and liveability.

September 16, 2019

Back to the future for Bilawal’s PPP and Maryam’s PML-N

Paradoxically, it is the worst and best of times for opposition political forces in Pakistan and what they do next will not only affect their political fortunes and the country’s, but shape how the current government will fare in its remaining term.

June 23, 2019

Post-Eid, A Spiced Up Political Agenda Is Coming Up

Pakistanis love a good political battle. It’s the national blood sport. The better part of any given year is spent in fierce arguments over ideology, policy and slights real or imagined. The principal grouse, of course, is the performance of government.

June 07, 2019