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Analysis: PM Sharif, one year on

A short 12 months later it is perhaps too soon to judge a man who still has four years to prove himself. Updated Jun 05, 2014 10:21am

The gap is back

THE army, despite its Sharif chief, is not happy with the Sharif on Constitution Avenue. It is fuming about poor old... Published Apr 15, 2014 07:02am

Not the way to consensus

The military officials also resort to vagueness when asked if these airstrikes are the precursor of an operation. Published Feb 24, 2014 06:59am

The media-wary chief

It’s not just because of lack of familiarity that Sharif is keeping the media at bay. Other factors are also at work. Updated Jan 21, 2014 10:19am

A man of few words

Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is a man of few words — far fewer than his predecessor. Published Dec 20, 2013 06:59am

Man without a legal legacy

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry came along, the one resurrection known to mankind had been deemed a miracle. Updated Dec 13, 2013 08:27am

Militancy’s steady progress

IN a country plagued by terrorist attacks that have claimed the lives of leaders, ordinary people and the more... Published Sep 24, 2013 07:05am

Black and white narrative

WE live in a land of black and white. Our choices are between polar opposites without any middle ground or any... Updated Sep 03, 2013 07:39am

The murky road ahead

FOUR years of the erstwhile ‘Mr Ten Per Cent’ and his protégés in power and a corruption scandal rocks the Supreme Court (SC). So unexpected is the political scene in Pakistan Published Jun 14, 2012 09:06pm

The knives are out, but…

Since the last elections, the three main political players have played the old game of politics with a qualitative difference. Published Apr 20, 2012 12:15am

End of politics

IT is uncanny how generals in charge of the Pakistan military start to resemble each other. Despite the contrast... Published Jul 25, 2010 12:00am

Spooks-turned-muckrakers

AS Brigadier Imtiaz `Billa` consumes the airwaves one is compelled to acknowledge the truth uttered by David Frost... Published Sep 07, 2009 12:00am

Wonderland or Hollywood?

THOSE of us who still get our news from the newspapers first thing in the morning (and not from the 24/7 news... Published Aug 22, 2009 12:00am

If you can`t kill the fish

We are fighting a war in the north of the country. And the nation is so busy arguing over whether we should fight it... Published Oct 13, 2008 12:00am