Pakistan sees complete breakdown of state institutions. Democracy is all but dead


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We have been in a perpetual state of crisis but what is happening now has pushed the country towards anarchy. It’s a free for all with state institutions at loggerheads. The so-called democratic process is all but dead, worsening our state of uncertainty. What happens next is anyone’s guess. Monday’s unilateral announcement by the president of the election dates for the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies has given a new twist to the ongoing power game. The validity of President Arif Alvi’s declaration has been challenged by the Election Commission of Pakistan that is responsible for holding polls and has...