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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

Ahmed Bilal Mehboob is the president of Pakistan-based think tank, PILDAT.

Twitter: @ABMPildat

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Bitter political play in Pakistan has dampened COVID-19 containment

During the last nine months, the details and extent of playing politics right in the middle of the pandemic are different in different societies, but political considerations have continued to dominate almost all multi-party democracies including Pakistan.

November 21, 2020

The reason why debate on 18th Amendment refuses to die

The 18th Amendment became part of Pakistan’s constitution about ten years ago when President Asif Ali Zardari signed it on 19th April 2010.  The debate on its merits and demerits, however, continues to rage on even today. Why?

July 25, 2020

How much should legislators be paid?

Around mid-June, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance unanimously cleared an amendment to the Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Act that allowed the family members of parliamentarians to avail air tickets un-utilized by parliamentarians. 

June 29, 2020