Call this long march by any name, but in reality it is what it is: a political invasion of the federal capital.
Khan’s long march can only succeed if he can force an early election.
Time buys the government the prospects of unearthing more stories of wrongdoings committed during the PTI reign.
Such devotion entails a deliberate — or perhaps subconscious — suspension of critical thinking.
Imran Khan may not have any other option but to keep barrelling ahead with this faulty narrative.
There is something fundamentally non-linear about the rise and fall of this party.
The gap between what PTI promised and the people it selected to deliver on them was wider than anyone could have imagined.
The inevitability of this vote is dawning upon even the most unwilling.
The next seven days will make it crystal clear whether PM Imran stays in office or is forced to trade places with Shehbaz Sharif.
Some govt officials have started to acknowledge in private that prospects of surviving this challenge from opposition are slim.
As the inebriation of power wears off, it is replaced by the clarity of political mortality.
What many have failed to grasp is that this no-confidence vote is one event within a larger process.
What do you do when the government is a participant in worsening the situation and taking liberties with the law?...
Deep background conversations with insiders have revealed some contours of the ‘big picture’ and how it may unfold in coming days.
Does the government know who among its ranks may cross over to the opposition? Yes, it has a fair idea.
With each passing day, the task of salvaging our position on the Ukraine issue is getting harder and harder.
If Islamabad has been making an effort to build a healthy relationship with Moscow, it is being reciprocated.
The figure of 178 that the PTI boasted on recent occasions can suddenly shear itself down below the precipice of 172.
The same man, the same container and the same narrative. So what is different between then and now?
Nawaz Sharif knows something others do not. He is too experienced and too politically astute to opt for reckless gamble.