Politics determines corrupt practices and those who are to be held accountable cannot escape.
The anger that a government would talk to those who have caused bloodshed is understandable.
When others are shifting gears to election preparations, the PML-N is caught in its internal woes.
First-time rulers in the land of the pure feel their decision-making should know no check.
When it comes to the PML-N, the only question is about who will lead the party and what its narrative will be.
Even in today’s polarised times, women-friendly laws can bring parties together in parliament.
The existence of a freer debate and dissenting views does not necessarily feed into policymaking.
It seemed that in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the focus was on recruiting and training people but not on building institutions.
Chief secretaries and police chiefs have been appointed and removed at a mind-boggling pace.
It is hard to remember if films ever glamorised the relationship between first cousins.
The larger issue is that many within the police and the state view the role of the police as not one of service but of control.
Afghanistan is one place where proxy war by regional and bigger powers has always been a constant.
It is hard to miss how there is far greater emphasis on the past than the future.
There is cause for concern when gossip and analysis become interchangeable.
Regulations for digital media are inevitable, though it’s hard to say what shape they will take.
Condemnations have been rare while there is no debate on the prevalence of such abuse beyond the Mufti Azizur Rehman case.
Parties, too, have grown, it seems, and are being compelled to think about their problematic economic policies.
This time around, the Ganges is flowing in reverse but no one has any answers.
Whatever "oppositioning" has to be done will take place on the floor of parliament and for this the PDM needs the PPP.
Can those who engineer a deposition forget what led to the removal and allow a return to glory?