Why the dismissal of prime minister Nawaz Sharif failed to generate shock and outrage

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


In a post-truth world, consider a post-coup country — Pakistan. Its image is morbidly frozen in the global eye. This is why the ouster of a democratically elected prime minister by a bench of judges doesn’t shock so much as cause a ripple of sadness. As a country that has tried multiple models of political and military … Continue reading “Why the dismissal of prime minister Nawaz Sharif failed to generate shock and outrage”

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From Pakistan to Poland, democracy can have difficulties with the courts

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2017


Democracy can have a testy relationship with the courts. Sometimes judges can save democracy. Other times, they can subvert it. And then there are situations in which the courts can’t do much about the executive’s decisions. Poland is a case in point. There seemed to be no legal way for judges to deal with the government’s … Continue reading “From Pakistan to Poland, democracy can have difficulties with the courts”

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How will Pakistan fare with the new US administration?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2017 / The National


On January 30, the late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal found himself in an unexpected position. He was unwitting proof of the new United States administration’s claims that its brand new travel restrictions on the citizens of seven, mainly Muslim, countries were not a blanket “Muslim ban”. For Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was sitting … Continue reading “How will Pakistan fare with the new US administration?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK