This is just a recollection of memories of a subeditor who has never understood figures and budgets.
It is hard to say for sure, but 2019 is very different from 1999.
Even if the parties are ready for such a prolonged protest, there has to be a consensus on the goal.
In order to provide the people a choice, different political parties attack their rivals, their policies and more.
This is not some radical new start. Any party when under siege has little choice but to sound defiant.
Bilawal dominates a parliament that is missing the leaders of the house and opposition.
The PM hangs on to his time-honoured habit of making decisions abruptly with little thought for the consequences.
It is unfortunate that the PTI is now allowing opposition and dissenting voices to be suppressed.
The problem in Pakistan is the absence of details about the government’s deradicalisation plans.
Is opposition politics simply about filling the airwaves at a time when no one else is?
Regarding Article 184(3), there is an eerie silence from the big white building on Constitution Avenue.
The PML-N would not want to invite more trouble for itself by getting together with the PPP.
In creating a hierarchy of issues, where would we begin to ask for no harassment on the street or in cyberspace?
The leadership needs to focus on the importance of raising awareness about war and what it brings.
Dissenting voices within a party are different from dissenting voices in a government.
The PTI support base is upset with the leadership for playing footsie with the ‘corrupt’ ones in the opposition.
Historically, we have been in the habit of expecting the judiciary to resist and change political realities.
The military’s retreat had little to do with the quality of our politicians & more to do with its own internal workings.
In this la-la land that we live in, we think reforming the police is a simple matter of tinkering with the law.
It’s an anger that is accompanied by a sense of helplessness at the direction in which the country is headed.