Ashraf Mumtaz

The writer is a senior and veteran journalist with a career spanning 40 years with major national and international newspapers.

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The judiciary-parliament tussle exposes the inadequacy of Pakistan’s Constitution

Pakistan is passing through an agonizing situation these days as two powerful institutions – the Parliament and the Supreme Court (SC)- are testing each other’s muscle and there is no constitutional mechanism to bring the conflict to an end or to say which side is right or wrong.

April 19, 2023

General Musharraf: Politics, diplomacy and his complex legacy

General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s tenth president, who breathed his last in a UAE hospital on Sunday, will be remembered in varying and complicated terms by the people of Pakistan.

February 05, 2023

Doubts and difficulties: Elections in Pakistan

Two provincial legislatures of Pakistan – belonging to Punjab and KP – were dissolved recently and under the Constitution should be elected through fresh elections in 90 days. The terms of the new assemblies will be five years. 

January 28, 2023