Pakistan is not stuck in the ICJ, but Jadhav was never about legal minutiae. It was about teaching India a lesson.
Nawaz seems stuck in the same gear — he has a vision and he’ll somehow get to that vision by never reacting to the bad
Do both sides know how to navigate this new world of the non-takeover and set new rules?
It’s been quite a week. Multiple crises, many players, but one man at the centre of it all: Nawaz.
The court may have just handed Nawaz a tool to prise away a part of the PTI’s core.
The only thing we don’t know and the thing we must fear is that the next time may come quicker; that instead of years,
This business of trashing the second to last chief and opposing the last one’s Saudi sinecure, it’s vintage Imran.
Like it or not, advertently or inadvertently, Bajwa has got his political toes wet.
The more exotic the fear, the better — it prevents debate on even the more reasonable aims that the civilians may have..
More interesting are the attacks on the alleged transmitter of the latest alleged mischief: the world of online.
The endless embarrassments of the last year have shown that the apples have fallen far from the tree of Abbaji.
The custodians of democracy in Pakistan don’t really subscribe to the core values of our constitutional democracy.
For a decade or so, we were slowly zooming in, pinching our fingers closer; now we’re zooming out, spreading our fingers
You with the Afghan perspective are doing the prodding to get Pakistan to put pressure on the Afghan Taliban.
This mess we’re in now, this business of having a rival in Kabul instead of an ally — we helped make it happen.
Yet another round of American silliness can have a damaging effect on Pakistan.
The conversation about what to do with the good jihadis isn’t going to be held by the average Pakistani.
The court clearly wants the circus outside to end. But it’s trapped in a situation partly of its own making.
Politically, Nawaz didn’t need to prove he is clean; Nawaz just had to prove that he isn’t Asif Zardari-level dirty.
What is troubling is how poorly positioned society is — and, worse, will be going forward — to resist the state.