Dharna will destroy PTI by Abdul Q Kundi

Today Chairman Imran Khan announced that there will be a dharna after Eid. I can understand the motivation of Chairman as these dharnas remind him of cheering crowds during his cricketing days. But I am more surprised that those around Chairman [...]

PM 2nd address to nation and JC TOR by Abdul Q Kundi

Prime Minister of Pakistan made an important follow up address to the nation today. The speech had five distinct elements in it: He emphasized that he is son of the soil and that he loves the country more than himself. If that is the case then [...]

Moral Authority by Abdul Q Kundi

These days one word is quite common in talk shows, political speeches and drawing room talks. It is moral authority. Opposition parties especially PTI Chairman Imran Khan demands that since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lost moral authority [...]

Politics of Ehtisab by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Almost every military dictator and political party in Pakistan claim to be against corruption and promise to eradicate it with an iron resolve to conduct ehtisab (accountability). But the reality is that it is an empty rhetoric used by political [...]

Loyalty and individualism by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

When Makhdom Amin Fahim, President of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) died recently of cancer many eulogies were written praising his loyalty to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. There is no doubt that Makhdom Sahib remained committed [...]

Voice of the electorate by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

In last few weeks I have been approached by many well-meaning intellectuals, commentators and decision makers asking one question, how can democratic system be improved to perform better and meet expectations of the people? Let me share three [...]

Reforming PTI for a better future by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

I am reading a book on Constitutional Confucianism in which one of the writers made an interesting observation about Liberal Democracy. He quoted that Gaetano Mosca and Vilfredo Pareto advocated that universal suffrage would give rise to the [...]