Aqil Shah

‘Apologia for Taliban 101’

NO sooner had the TTP’s heinous shooting of Malala Yousufzai hit the headlines than right-wing politicians and analysts flooded our TV screens. Before a debate could even begin, they started to spin the event for their

Autocratic wheel reinvented

AT a time when democracy has emerged as the most legitimate, and effective form of government, many in Pakistan are still lured by the folly of authoritarian rule.

Dangerous doctrines

IN recent months, worsening US-Pakistan relations kicked off a cantankerous debate in the media.

Conditional transition?

IS army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani more `professional` than his predecessor? Several political pundits, and even some...