Pakistan is still in the process of forming its own identity.
Nighat Dad’s work shows the state’s topsy-turvy ties with society.
Posh extremists are active on social media.
A quarter of a million first-time voters were from the BME category and their support was seen as key in an election.
‘Foreign hands’ have been blamed for a variety of problems.
Why target women? The act is low-cost, high-impact.
Islamic art is being overshadowed by IS’s cultural cleansing.
Religious minorities are primarily perceived through the lens of victimhood.
The political will to implement the National Action Plan seems to be missing.
It seems that our best is often a direct outcome of our worst.
The rise of militant groups has begun to ravage the fabric of Sindhi society.
Pak-Saudi ties must be reassessed in light of several factors.
What does it really mean to ban an organisation in Pakistan?
A strong state is needed to defeat militancy.
Pakistan’s basic calculus with regard to Kabul has not changed.
A new narrative sets up the military as our only hope.
Pakistan’s ties with China have long been an easy ego boost.
This year has seen many setbacks in Pak-Iran relations.
There are conflicting responses to the ‘arch rival’ in India and Pakistan.
Sectarianism is Pakistan’s greatest security and societal challenge.