It isn't that the system is broken, it's never been made workable. We are driving a donkey cart in the Formula 1 Grand Prix and expecting to win, says lawyer Basil Nabi Malik.
"If you can't beat him, disqualify him," quips journalist Cyril Almeida.
Old habits die hard. For democracy to thrive however, some will have to change.
We could be looking at another bailout a few years down the road.
"The British government seems to have finally acted on Pakistan’s complaints."
The media can play a critical role in ensuring accountability and creating change.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights grants us press freedom. Those who censor the media seek to hide this truth.
From failing to harness the narrative to a structural lack of vision, the blame is not all Umar's.
In Balakot's aftermath, Pakistan should take a measured, calculated approach, but India needs to silence the war drums.