An increasing role in internal security has led to greater involvement of the military in political matters.
There has not been any controversy surrounding Gen Sharif — rare for an outgoing army chief.
Islamic State’s apparent involvement in the latest attacks shows it has gained a foothold in the region.
Gen Raheel Sharif’s retirement is not likely to affect the military’s counter terrorism efforts.
The PTI’s strategy may have worked for now but its battle is far from over.
It is highly unlikely that the other opposition parties will come to Nawaz Sharif’s rescue this time.
The PPP cannot hope to capture the imagination of the youth with the politics of the shrine.
Is it just a political gamble, or is there something else in the PTI chief’s calculus?
Perhaps we have deliberately ignored the message behind the Indian belligerence.
Even a minor violation of the Indus Waters Treaty could push the two countries towards conflict.
Brahamdagh’s decision to seek refuge in India has closed all doors for a political solution.
In this battle of glibness, democracy suffers as everyone’s patriotism is called into question.
Altaf Hussain may have been wounded but he has certainly survived any detonating of the ‘suicide vest’.
It is most intriguing how the rumour about a mere proposal was circulated and politicised.
The Quetta bombing has brought the military leadership and the government on the same page.
The presence of all kinds of militant groups makes Balochistan’s terror maze more complex.
Few in Pakistani politics could match Mairaj Mohammad Khan in public speaking when he was in his prime.
Will the new chief minister be allowed to take his own decisions, or will he be a mere figurehead?
The danger of the military striking back has not gone away as Erdogan consolidates his power.
The philanthropist would have preferred to have made his last journey on the shoulders of ordinary people.