Liberal democracy was the core ideology of Pakistan’s founding, as articulated by the Quaid himself.
The militant Islamic State group has much greater appeal for radical Muslims than other such outfits.
The general may find America’s wish list trickier on his second visit to the country as army chief.
There is hardly any political party now that can claim to be a genuinely national party.
Neither the government nor the military is willing to accept the modern concept of national security.
Calling for foreign intervention in our domestic affairs has become a part of our political culture.
Acceptance of killings in the name of Islam even by educated sections of society is most alarming.
Our dilemma has worsened with the breakdown of relations with Kabul after a brief period of bonhomie.
The structure of the UN Security Council does not reflect the diversity of the present member-states.
The military’s deepening involvement in state affairs and public expectations could lead to a slippery path.
The apex committee at the centre has finally decided to broaden the fight against violent extremism.
The real story of the 1965 war has largely been missing in the media discourse.
The PPP co-chairman’s fury seems to be part of a strategy to force the Sharif government to choose sides.
Some years ago, India and Pakistan were close to an understanding on Kashmir.
Is it back to a collision course between the two Sharifs — the prime minister and the general?
Any action by the security forces without due judicial process fuels anarchy.
Being out of the field turned Mullah Omar into a symbolic figure who kept the Taliban organisation united.
The PTI can recover if Khan manages to extricate himself from the groove of a single-track approach.
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.