Dawn News

Cyril Almeida

Blame Nawaz

There’s no point in talking about Kashmir. Not now. But there is a way to do it. Updated Aug 23, 2015 01:28pm

Petulant PML-N

Politicians are funny folk. They tend to chafe when others encroach. Published Aug 16, 2015 05:58am

Rewriting history

Curiously, none of the judges thought to examine how a constitutional amendment is passed. Published Aug 09, 2015 07:53am

The old dream

Why is a serious and sustained Afghan Taliban presence in Afghanistan in Pakistan’s interest? Published Aug 02, 2015 07:09am

A frivolous case

Election officials are not the ISI. There’s little that can be kept secret at the constituency level. Published Jul 26, 2015 01:21am

A tale of two meetings

Modi didn’t want to talk, Modi is a hawk, Modi turned up the heat, Modi is to blame. All true enough on the Pak-India Published Jul 12, 2015 06:51am

Missed opportunity

Nobody thought May 2013 was free and fair. It was, though, credible and acceptable. But credible and acceptable can be Published Jul 05, 2015 05:54am

The politics of fear

Why are the MQM and PPP so impervious to disaster? Updated Jun 28, 2015 03:19pm

The Zardari myth

A sharper, better counselled, more alert Zardari would have done the speech differently. Published Jun 21, 2015 07:00am

India, Pakistan, again

Combined, the Pakistani and Indian responses make for some fireworks and a great deal of noise. But it does little to Published Jun 14, 2015 06:16am

Budget notes

Both the government and the IMF are just kidding around. Each side knows one incontrovertible truth about the other. Updated Jun 07, 2015 10:09am

LG ennui

The basic truth is that both civilian and military dispensations like to centralise power — it’s just that their Updated May 31, 2015 01:31pm

The Bol implosion

Axact became Axact because exactly everyone in the state structure who was supposed to do their job, didn’t do their job Updated May 24, 2015 10:06am

Karachi to Kabul

You can imagine Nawaz going off script, but you can’t imagine Nawaz rewriting the entire script. Updated May 17, 2015 09:33am

Perma-politics

Is it a con or is it real? It is both: a performance designed to keep the opponent off balance and the voter preoccupied Updated May 10, 2015 11:26am

Cohabitation

What about Nawaz? The man seems lost. And the longer it goes on, the more lost he seems. Updated May 03, 2015 11:55am

Blood and Balochistan

Balochistan is a murky place where murky things happen for murky reasons. Updated Apr 26, 2015 11:40am

Chinese whispers

$46bn is 3times the total FDI Pakistan has received from every country in the world put together over the past 8 years. Updated Apr 19, 2015 09:11am

Sharif and the Saudis

The PML-N owned the reluctance to respond swiftly to the Saudi demands. Updated Apr 12, 2015 09:05am

Resisting Saudi

If it weren’t for Raheel and his boys, we’d already be pounding Yemen and preparing to receive body bags. Updated Apr 05, 2015 09:27am