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Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore. His latest book is “Islam, Ethnicity and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan’s National Identity” (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Twitter: @RasulRais 

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Pakistan’s spluttering opposition alliance has no constitutional way to remove government

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is an alliance of 11 political parties that have joined hands to launch a nationwide movement to bring down the elected government of Prime Minister Imran Khan when he has two and a half more years left in his tenure. 

January 09, 2021

Which way is the Pakistan Democratic Movement going? 

The leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 political parties that include religious, ethnic and two major national parties, have been holding rallies in different parts of the country in an effort to bring down the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

December 14, 2020

More foreign med students could shrink space for aspiring lower income doctors

Tweet: Removing ceiling on number of foreign entrants to Pakistan’s medical colleges is profitable for institutions, but could shrink space for local students on merit who pay less, writes Rasul Bakhsh Rais

October 29, 2020