Dawn News

Cyril Almeida

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

Strange days

When everyone has skeletons, they all fear the man with the key. Updated Mar 29, 2015 11:54am

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