The PPP and the PML-N too have had good moments with the generals, as well as bad and ugly ones.
AT first glance, Punjab House hasn’t changed. The courtyard outside is just as impeccable ...
The France-Germany example should not be seen to imply that the subcontinent can tread the same path.
Politicians, however corrupt or incompetent, break stalemates, and find solutions and a middle path.
Not all words can be salvaged or defended — some, like ‘U-turn’, are doomed to be interpreted negatively.
The PTI may have formed the government in Punjab but its victory in the province is far from complete.
Until recently, our angst was reserved for the state’s flirtation with Deobandi groups.
The law can only go so far when our cultural and social values are at odds with the idea of harassment.
Pakistan has never been a Myanmar or a Gulf monarchy where daily newspapers do little reporting.
It all depends on what the PML-N wants to achieve. Or, rather, what it thinks it can achieve.
Our system is broken. And it needs to be fixed before accountability can be ensured.
Chances are that Jahangir Tareen will continue to play a key role in the PTI government at all levels.
The season of autumn will bring not just lower temperatures but also mellowed temperaments.
The goal is not to have the military and the civilians thinking alike, and with no difference of opinion.
The story is best told not by handshakes, but the messages that Pakistan and the US sent out.
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Imran Khan likes a centralised form of government.
There was a sense of déjà vu to the promises of simpler governance.
That has always been the former Punjab CM’s destiny — power in bits and pieces.
What better time than now to recap what our overactive imaginations had conjured up?
Unity with a dash of disunity has been the hallmark of the opposition.