The security situation may be a factor, but there have been more pressing reasons for the extension.
The BJP’s politics, rooted in Hindu supremacist groups, has polarised India.
It is an extremely ominous situation. The Indian escalation will have global implications.
One year down the road, there has been deterioration instead of improvement in governance.
The US needs Pakistan’s support to extricate itself from a festering war it has never been able to win.
The Judge Arshad Malik scandal has become an explosive political issue.
The closure of Herald marks the end of one of the brightest chapters in independent journalism in Pakistan.
Neither horse-trading nor political witch-hunts can provide stability to the government.
Getting involved in the Iran-US conflict in any way will be disastrous for Pakistan.
In the last 10 months, there has hardly been any serious debate on critical policy matters inside the NA.
Asif Ali Zardari epitomises the perpetual ironies of Pakistani politics.
The stand-off is turning serious with the government refusing to withdraw the reference.
The reputation of NAB as an impartial investigative body is at stake.
Unsurprisingly, the prospect of Modi’s return is most distressing for India’s minorities.
Many reforms on which we have reached an agreement with the IMF should have been undertaken earlier.
The local government system has never been a priority for democratically elected governments in the past.
Looking for a foreign hand behind the rise of a nationalist movement does not help resolve the problem.
Greater reliance on technocrats in a parliamentary form of government weakens the political process.
An attempt to return to a centralised state will have very serious political repercussions.
The drift seems unstoppable. The performance of the government shows the limits of populism.