It is important to expose Uzair Baloch’s political patrons.
It is expected from a professional soldier to bow out gracefully rather than seek to prolong his tenure.
Many believe that the Pathankot raid and the alleged involvement of JeM may constitute a tipping point.
It is not just cross-border involvement but also the activities of banned outfits at home that raises questions.
Rising Saudi-Iran tensions may jeopardise Syrian peace negotiations that had raised hopes of a diplomatic solution.
Shawal is believed to mostly be clear of militants but there is a long way to go before the territory can be secure.
One must not have unrealistic expectations of the Modi-Sharif diplomatic dance.
The Saudi role in fighting IS that has established its brutal rule in parts of Iraq and Syria has remained dubious.
It was, perhaps, the gravest moment even for this country that has seen so many tragedies and bled so many times.
Not for the first time has the MQM survived a security operation and bounced back with a bigger public mandate.
The prime minister’s meeting with the Afghan president in Paris has fuelled hopes for better ties.
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.