So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated.
Even where the machinations of the establishment are not as prominent, children of a lesser God can be found.
In recent years, Baloch, Pakhtun, Sindhi and even Punjabi dissidents have been seen as the target of state repression.
On both sides, the farmers have faced repression.
The ‘Big Men’ brand has its roots in the colonial regime.
The US and Pakistan can’t seem to get enough of each other.
Augusto Pinochet and Ziaul Haq set into motion processes that have deeply polarised society.
More popular unrest can be expected.
The narcissists who rule us are not anomalies.
A small spark can spiral into a raging inferno.
Will the elite be forced out of its myopic bubble?
The field of politics has been transformed by digital technology.
Partition left many border people in the lurch.
Our governing elite’s plans do not extend beyond profiteering.
Hateful polemic is just the tip of the iceberg.
The pandemic’s identifiable fallout is just the tip of the iceberg.
What of those heading a non-violent movement in Balochistan?
Pakistan is amongst the world’s most unequal societies.
This is an old story and it always ends badly.
People have a choice to make about their politics this May Day.