“All in the family”

In today’s political landscape, the prominence of dynastic politics is hard to overlook, particularly in South Asia. Today’s insightful article from Dawn, titled “All in the Family,” adroitly explores this phenomenon. The piece scrutinizes how, even in democratic systems, family lineage often dictates political trajectories, superseding merit and fostering an environment where patronage, not policy, is the currency of advancement. It highlights instances from Pakistani political parties where the reins of leadership are handed down within family lines, sometimes leaving capable ‘outsiders’ side-lined. It’s an enlightening read that echoes my sentiments regarding the urgent need for a shift towards a more merit-based, inclusive political arena. Read more here.





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