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Haroon Ullah

Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

 

 

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December 27, 2007

Assassination of Bhutto in Pakistan: A Day of National Tragedy

News

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Bhutto has become a martyr for many Pakistani people, giving her life for the idea of a democratic process in Pakistan. This is one of the saddest days in Pakistan history, only a few days after the remembrance day of Quaid-e-Azam, the great independence leader of Pakistan.

 

 

December 26, 2007

Smaller parties making it big? The impact of MQM and JUIF in the upcoming elections?

News

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

With the ensuing boycott of Jamaat Islami and other smaller parties, the MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) and religions parties such as JUI (Jamaat Ulema) could stand to benefit from their absence. In Pakistan, the smaller political parties have often been able to play the 'third' party role effectively as power brokers in forming government within the assembly.

 

 

December 26, 2007

Are the elections worth it? A conversation with Altaf Qureshi, founder of the Urdu Digest

News

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

I had a chance to sit down and have tea with Altaf Qureshi, the founder of the Urdu Digest. Qureshi started the Urdu Digest, a monthly magazine, in 1959, and since then has grown into one of the most widely read Urdu publications and a mainstay of Pakistani intelligentsia.

 

 

December 26, 2007

Boycott politics: The absence of Jamaat Islami and Tehrik-e Insaf

News

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

A month ago there was talk of a potential boycott of the upcoming elections by Pakistan's political parties. In the recent meetings of the All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) in Lahore, the PML-N decided to contest the elections, while two members of the APDM, the Jamaat Islami and Tehrik-e Insaf decided to maintain their stance not to contest the polls. What will be the effect of these two parties not participating?

 

 

December 26, 2007

Anxiety, a ‘wounded’ military and the election build-up

News

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

The electoral season is in full swing in Pakistan , and politicians are scrambling to rally support for their candidacy. Driving around Lahore , one sees a multitude of political party candidate signs and banners littering the major roadways. From rickshaw drivers to shop owners, everyone seems to have an opinion.

 

May 10, 2008

"Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Policy Choices and Rural Incorporation"

Working Paper

By Haroon Ullah, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

DI Fellow Haroon Ullah recently published a working paper with DSG. Access it in full here.

 

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