Unlike Gulab, this cyclone may not miss us.
The world usually struggles to tame even real pariah and rogue regimes.
Some see an attempt to marginalise even conservative parties
While blame still accrues to the weak Ashraf Ghani regime, more decisive blame lies elsewhere with stronger states.
Policies in major areas show a state of drift.
It is important not to normalise such groups.
Voting by expats has clear benefits but also entails challenges.
The budget provides no clarity on likely progress on key criteria.
PTI’s economic record is not rosy as some say it is.
There is no proof that the PR system gives good governance.
Some say freedom fighters are not terrorists.
Only remittances show a positive trend.
Elite bargains provide a powerful view of our political economy.
Transformative leaders work within the existing system but bring about major changes in institutions and policies.
Pressure subsides with strong strategies.
The media has missed the more critical lens
The push for open voting is apt, but not its timing.
Halfway into the PTI’s term, true change is still not visible.
Almost every Saarc state is moving towards democracy.
Dynastic politics is the least worse type of politics.