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Cyril Almeida

Three possibilities

Three possibilities

The Khanista just wants to feel better about himself and this land of ours. Published Aug 12, 2018 07:10am
Hostage to numbers

Hostage to numbers

It helps that the system is already geared towards the authoritarian-democrat. Parties are a top-down venture here. Updated Aug 05, 2018 01:03pm
The next five years

The next five years

Messier could delay Imran’s plans, but messier could also bring the whole damn thing crashing down on everyone’s heads. Updated Jul 30, 2018 07:56pm
The battle for central Punjab

The battle for central Punjab

Why is central Punjab so fiercely divided? Why are folk there unable to choose decisively between Imran and Nawaz? Published Jul 22, 2018 07:58am
Carnage and sitting ducks

Carnage and sitting ducks

Why bother with the knock to judicial reputation if NAB can be made to do the job? Updated Jul 15, 2018 11:16am
Prime Minister Khan

Prime Minister Khan

Win but hand the keys of PM House to someone else? No thank you, Nawaz had all but announced. And that was before Updated Jul 09, 2018 07:42am
Adrift

Adrift

The anti-PPP alliance in Sindh has either been carefully cultivated to limit the PPP’s dominance or 10 years ... Published Jul 01, 2018 07:07am
10 million votes

10 million votes

If you, a voter, haven’t voted for the PTI before, why would you vote for the PTI in 2018? Published Jun 24, 2018 07:22am
End of round one

End of round one

Nawaz off doing his own, damaging things; Shahbaz flailing around; the N-League seemingly rudderless — it was set up Updated Jun 10, 2018 07:52am
Turnout

Turnout

The crisis is real and it’s multifaceted, and the closer we get to the election, the worse it may get. Updated Jun 03, 2018 07:26am
Stop it, please

Stop it, please

There’s a shuddering dysfunction at the heart of everything political at the moment. Updated Jun 06, 2018 05:23pm
A changed landscape

A changed landscape

It’s obvious that Nawaz is off fighting a different fight and that makes it possible for the Shahbaz side of the party Updated May 20, 2018 08:31am
The confusion ahead

The confusion ahead

So, a three-digit code for the three big parties, PML-N, PPP and PTI, and the fourth option, a rabble of independents... Updated May 13, 2018 08:32am
Who wants to be prime minister?

Who wants to be prime minister?

If Prime Minister Zardari sounds crazy, remember that so did President Zardari not too many years ago. Updated May 06, 2018 08:04am
Noisy politics

Noisy politics

If only the politicians did that one small, little thing, the courts would leave everyone alone and peace and fairies... Published Apr 29, 2018 07:15am
A sweeping agenda

A sweeping agenda

Pick a different combination of events, choose another set of circumstances. The outcome is always the same. Updated Apr 22, 2018 10:13am
From fake to real

From fake to real

It’s not clear how the weapon of choice can be wrested from the judiciary now. Updated Apr 15, 2018 03:22pm