An important part of Mullah Omar’s message is his appeal to maintain unity among Taliban ranks.
While the number of IS-affiliated fighters is small, divisions among the Afghan Taliban can swell their ranks.
The Murree meeting is being seen as an important first step towards reconciliation.
Imran Khan’s fixation with the puncture theory has become an embarrassment for his own supporters.
It was the callous attitude of an inept provincial regime that was responsible for the suffering in Karachi.
The current stand-off in Sindh is more than just the issue of worsening civil-military relations.
Whatever happens next, the survival of the Sindh government is now at stake.
A flaw in our approach towards terrorism is that we have focused entirely on military action.
The Afghan president has warned of reversing his policy of outreach if Pakistan failed to deliver.
A reason for the escalation in attacks on civilians could be to destabilise the government in the province.
The former Sindh home minister has proved a big attraction in this country’s theatre of the absurd.
While the militants operate freely, the space for moderate and saner voices is shrinking fast.
One child died on the spot whereas the second who was rushed to Civil Hospital Ghotki succumbed to his injuries.
The Qatar meeting shows there are some signs of flexibility in the Afghan Taliban’s approach.
Sabeen Mahmud’s killing is another reminder of how we are losing space for liberty and freedom of speech.
Whatever the outcome of the by-election, the MQM appears to be on the back foot.
Nawaz Sharif's reluctance to appoint a full-time foreign minister is most intriguing.
The lack of a clear policy has placed Pakistan in an awkward diplomatic tangle.
Many party insiders admit the family differences may keep the young Bhutto out of active politics for quite some time.
Any decision to take sides in the Yemen conflict will have disastrous consequences for Pakistan.