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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob

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

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Foreign funding in politics: Laws vs. implementation

The three largest political parties in Pakistan - PTI, PMLN and PPP- which command 86 percent of total membership in the National Assembly, are facing the prospect of dissolution if the charges of being ‘foreign-aided’ organizations are proven against them. 

December 05, 2019

Punjab CM doesn’t have much longer to prove himself

The performance of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province, under Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has been a source of concern for many in the ruling PTI party. 

October 13, 2019

Should dual citizenship holders contest elections in Pakistan?

Perhaps it was the impressively large gathering of Pakistani-Americans at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US, that prompted him to initiate legal arrangements to enable dual nationality holders to contest elections in Pakistan. 

August 14, 2019