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Who Has Been Pakistan’s Best Ruler?

Ahead of the 70 year anniversary to mark Independence, Dawn.com asked its readers to rate past rulers of the country based on their time in power. A snapshot survey conducted online in July this year listed each ruler with a rating scale of 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent) for respondents to vote on. The results, reflecting the views of Dawn.com’s audience, is arranged in order of best to worst ruler below. Liaqat Ali Khan came out tops, based on the average of all responses.

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Is The New Prime Minister Of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony held at President House on Tuesday. He was elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly, bagging 221 votes to become the successor to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Read Here – Dawn

Also Read: Meet the new prime minister

With Help From Diplomacy

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2015, in Malaysia on November 21, 2015.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2015, in Malaysia on November 21, 2015.

Walking the global stage may not get you many votes, but it certainly helps boost the PM’s political image. Diplomacy also helps leverage external opportunities for more rapid internal economic development. While the gestation time can be long, the sense of concrete movement on major transformative projects can boost national economic sentiment.

Read Here – The Indian Express

The Mentality Of The Overseas Indian

This mobbing of Narendra Modi is referred to in the Indian media, in glowing terms, as a rock star’s welcome. What does that mean? The frenzied following of rock stars comes essentially from their charisma. It does not come from their humanity or their higher qualities, but from a fake heroism which is a creation of their public image. It is a cosmetic and superficial love. It is not a thing to be desired in serious statesmen.

Read Here – The Express Tribune

How Asia-Pacific Publics See Each Other And Their National Leaders

The coming decades promise to be the Asian Century, when the most populous region, with some of the world’s fastest growing economies, is likely to become the global nexus of commercial, cultural and geopolitical activity. For this reason, how people in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, see each other and their leaders is of growing importance.

Read Here – Pew Research

          

Pakistan’s 3 Greatest Leaders Of All Time

In writing about a country like Pakistan, it is a hard task to determine who its three greatest leaders were. Unlike India, which had a stable political system, Pakistan has often swung from a presidential system to a parliamentary system to military dictatorship. Almost all its leaders, even great ones, had many flaws. Nonetheless, here are the three Pakistani leaders, who did the most to improve Pakistan.

Read Here – The National Interest

Neither Atatürk Nor A Sultan

Mr Erdogan and his political machine are both thoroughly modern, and as able as any other modern political machine to deploy sophisticated, well-organised, disingenuous and cynical methods, including demagoguery, spin, polling and gerrymandering to win votes. (Mr Erdogan can also boast real economic achievements, however problematic.) All this is a much different from the situation faced by Atatürk or any sultan.

Read Here – The National

This Man Won’t Go So Easily

Italy is in the middle of another existential political crisis — and somehow, against all expectations, Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister, is at the center of it yet again.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Berlo And His Pushy Hand

Once again, Silvio Berlusconi has pushed Italy’s government into crisis. Maybe, just maybe, that’s a good thing.

Read Here – Businessweek

Silvio Berlusconi

The Fallen Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd, the once extremely popular Prime Minister of Australia who was humiliatingly knifed by his own party and replaced with his deputy Julia Gillard in his first term of government, managed to resurrect himself to face a near impossible re-election battle.

Read Here – AlJazeera

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