As we prepare for the arrival of the next emperor, is there a child in this luckless land of ours to tell us the truth?
Listen carefully as the fuel and energy crisis suddenly spiked this week and you can hear a slight change in the
If the system is still at war with Nawaz and Zardari, it may not have the bandwidth to take on Imran too.
Democracy 2018: forget the quality or the substance, just be grateful you’ve got some semblance of it.
If the big-picture politics stuff is familiar, there’s one big difference this time round: the court.
As the government stumbles from crisis to crisis it’s increasingly hard to figure out what this was and is all about.
Another historic fiasco is in the making with the IK-Asad Umar combo as PM and FM.
The tyranny of numbers quickly asserted itself and then it didn’t matter what Imran thought before.
PTI turned the political volume to maximum for several years and are struggling to turn it down to a reasonable level.
The big question, seemingly: will it stick? But if it won’t stick, then what’s the point in doing all of this?
The extremist in the ascendant is also linked to what’s happened to the country.
What thrills the PTI base doesn’t mean it works on the national stage.
The next nine months will not be pretty for the PTI fiscally. Which could trigger Imran to do something reckless to
It is fairly obvious: the same methods used to shout down and drown out an opponent can be redirected and used to
Governance is already off-track because Imran has been gallivanting around making wild promises, ruling through optics.
Even in an age of pretence, Imran will only be able to hide so long that he wants to be PM more than he wants to fix
Imran is a populist with actual popular appeal.
There’s more good news for Imran. He’s got quite a good opening stretch to look forward to in the kind of stuff...
The Khanista just wants to feel better about himself and this land of ours.
It helps that the system is already geared towards the authoritarian-democrat. Parties are a top-down venture here.