The independence of both the media and ECP is fundamental to democracy.
The international reaction to the new government has been circumspect including from Pakistan.
The Taliban face many tests — of governance, averting economic collapse and containing terrorist groups.
In Punjab, his team needs a total overhaul.
Most consequential for Pakistan is whether the situation stabilises and peace is established in Afghanistan.
The challenge is to reimagine a Pakistan that meets the needs of its people not just its privileged elites.
Continuing confrontation between US and China will have far-reaching global consequences.
A civil war next door would pose serious threats to Pakistan’s security and multidimensional challenges.
So long as Afghan government forces do not collapse in the face of the Taliban’s military assaults, diplomacy will have a chance.
False allegations and intemperate language foster a toxic culture in which uncivil conduct is mainstreamed.
As Taliban continue their military advance, fears are growing in the region and beyond about what lies ahead for Afghanistan.
Wise political leaders strike a balance between raising their profile and engaging in overexposure.
Past uncivil behaviour doesn’t make it any more acceptable today.
Differences between US & European allies on China will not constrain America from a confrontational path.
A policy shift must be backed by substance otherwise it is a statement of intent not a strategy.
The spectre that looms is of chaos and more strife with grave implications for Pakistan.
For the PTI government the challenge is perhaps greater.
A ceasefire has brought the latest Israeli aggression to an end but this will only be a lull before the next storm.
The fear of an economic and technological rival has created insecurities being reflected today in US behaviour.
Transformational change in the apparatus of governance is an imperative, not a choice.