Dawn News

March, 27 2015

Cyril Almeida

PTI rabbit from PML-N hat

What’s the endgame here or the exit strategy if things go wrong or the likely MQM and PPP response? Pabulum, all of it. Updated Mar 22, 2015 12:20pm

Three halves of militancy

Just as Lakhvi is being ushered out of his pen, the Afghan Taliban, we are told, are being herded towards the Published Mar 15, 2015 01:19am

Talking senate

Senate 2015 will not enter the political lexicon as Changa Manga once did, but it almost did — and for reasons that ... Published Mar 08, 2015 06:57am

Pulling a PML-N

What is the PML-N if not a party of bored, semi-talented men with small ambitions and big wallets? Updated Mar 01, 2015 11:27am

Twin evolution

Politics — throw it all together — is going through something different. Published Feb 22, 2015 01:52am

Today’s hero

He’s what Pakistan needs, he’s what Pakistan wants and he’s what Pakistan’s got. Updated Feb 15, 2015 09:02am

Crazy talk

You can even imagine that the bigger and mightier India gets someone here will be thinking... Updated Feb 08, 2015 12:41pm

Respond, not reform

Pakistan is broken, but it isn’t broken enough to incentivise anyone in power to really fix anything. Published Feb 01, 2015 12:27am

Imran and Nawaz

Goodbye, crazed, destructive Imran of last August and hello, chastened, reasonable Imran of today? Published Jan 25, 2015 07:22am

Crossroads, again

Much of what was done — or attempted — post-Jan 2002 is being repeated. Updated Jan 18, 2015 10:42am

New Nawaz

Even though Nawaz has lost the meta game, it’s still looking good for him on the civilian side of things. Published Jan 11, 2015 01:38am

OK, goodbye

Peshawar didn’t invent this: Peshawar gave them the excuse. Updated Jan 04, 2015 09:37am


Why would a civilian government manifestly undermine itself, civilians and democratic structures in response to Published Dec 28, 2014 01:52am

Not on their watch

The political and military leadership knows it can happen again. It knows it can’t stop it from happening again. Updated Dec 21, 2014 12:31pm

Peshawar in state of permanent war

Where does Peshawar – and Pakistan itself – go from here? In Peshawar, few appeared to have answers, Updated Dec 18, 2014 08:01am

Will it ever end?

When Imran climbs down, the N-League moves in for the kill, triggering a re-reaction from Imran. Published Dec 14, 2014 01:36am

What strategy?

Boy, is it good to be the boys again. Raheel goes to the US and it’s the greatest thing ever. Updated Dec 07, 2014 02:45pm

Between hope and fear

The PTI is hostage to its leader’s ambition; the PML-N is hostage to its leadership’s fears. Published Nov 30, 2014 07:28am

Nov 3: still a raw wound

There is no explanation given for why the majority judges thought it would be unjust to order a reinvestigation. Updated Nov 23, 2014 11:42am

The PML-N’s best friend

Imran may be the greatest gift the PML-N has ever received — once it became clear Raheel wasn’t going to take over. Published Nov 16, 2014 06:56am