Adnan Naseemullah and Pradeep Chhibber
Soufia A Siddiqi
Sameen A. Mohsin Ali and Samia W. Altaf
Vaccine hesitancy is a global phenomenon and one of particular concern at the present moment with the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and their reception around the world. An extensive literature studies...
Amina Omer, Umair Javed
What does the politics of energy tell us about the relationship of the Pakistani state with its citizens? With loadshedding in the news again, it is worth looking at the preceding two decades to assess whether any substantive change in this relationship has taken place...
Maira Hayat
In 2015, local elections were held in Pakistan, ten years after the previous ones in 2005 during General Pervez Musharraf’s military rule. Local government elections...
Fizzah Sajjad
On 11 November 2021, Zakia Bibi, a resident of the Gujjar Nala community in Karachi, passed away from a heart attack after her home was demolished by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on the Supreme Court’s directives. Just a week before...
Affaf Ahmed, Mudabbir Ali, Danyal Khan, Miguel Loureiro, and Rizwan Wazir
What does governance look like from the perspectives of chronically poor and marginalised households?...
Erum A. Haider
Providing fair and equitable access to utilities is the cornerstone of building trust between states and citizens. But states are increasingly under pressure to reduce subsidies for utilities such as water and electricity. Last year...
Soledad Prillaman
While positive swings most certainly indicate improving trends in women’s political inclusion, should we see the lack of a gender gap in turnout as indicative of women’s political agency? My recent research in rural India suggests maybe not...
Rafat Mahmood and Michael Jetter
Despite the huge amounts of funds dedicated to the program and the repeated applause of the precision and efficacy of drone strikes from policy circles, evidence on the effectiveness of drone strikes as a counter-terrorism strategy is...
Sabrin Beg
What happens when property rights are not secure? In a recent paper, I delve into the role of property rights in explaining the misallocation of land and labor...
Saher Asad
The regulation of electronic media happens through PEMRA, which is authorized in its watchdog capacity to send notices and directives to channels. But where does PEMRA dedicate most of its time?
Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, Adnan Khan, Jonathan Old, and Guo Xu
How does bureaucracy matter for state capacity and development? Over the last years, enormous interest in this question has created a large body of research, mostly focused around...
Mohammad Waseem
What precipitated the political crisis in Pakistan that brought about a change in the government? Will the nation move beyond the crisis any time soon? How can the implicit clash of institutions be avoided?
Dan Honig
Management reform strategies are often steeped in a top-down, command-and-control, incentive-laden theory of change. In my work, I explore when these approaches are useful, and...
Niloufer Siddiqui
The ouster of former prime minister Imran Khan through a no-confidence vote in April 2022 divided an already polarized nation. Since then...
On Pakistan’s 76th anniversary, MHRC Pakistan Dialogues wishes its readers a wholesome and reflective Independence Day. We reproduce the Quaid’s first speech...
Ayesha Malik
The head of the UN mission to Sudan, Volker Perthes, announced to the Security Council on March 27, 2023 that he...

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