MALEEHA LODHI
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MALEEHA LODHI

Maleeha Lodhi is a former Pakistani envoy to the US and UK.

Pakistan neglecting education of its people
20th Jul 2014

Pakistan has a national crisis in education in dire need of a national response. But the responsibility to deal with this rests with provincial authorities after a constitutional amendment that was ad

Pakistan politicians prefer TV to Parliament
5th Jul 2014

Despite frequent declarations by Pakistan's political leaders about their commitment to parliamentary supremacy, their actual conduct in the legislature hasn't lived up to this principle. The National

Sharif needs to do a course correction
21st Jun 2014

One year on, expectations that Nawaz Sharif's decisive electoral mandate would translate into decisive governance have not been met. Instead, Pakistan's Prime Minister has opted for a risk-averse appr

Afghan polls will be a major challenge
7th Jun 2014
Afghan polls will be a major  challenge

The next phase of the Afghan presidential election on 14 June is widely expected to be more challenging than the first. Three risks loom as Afghanistan gears up for the second round of voting. The thr

Pak reforms demand action against power defaulters
17th May 2014
Pak reforms demand action against power defaulters

Any action against defaulters should be welcome in Pakistan where runaway budget deficits have been fuelled by non-payment of taxes and mounting losses of state enterprises, including power distributi

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