Instead of addressing the root causes, we often tend to raise the bogey of a ‘foreign hand’.
Punitive actions against the press will only sharpen polarisation and encourage non-professionalism.
It is the Pakhtun age of enlightenment; an age of rejection of obscurantism and oppression.
Many observers warn that things could implode if the Saudi crown prince moves too fast on his reform agenda.
A serious crisis is waiting to happen on the eve of the general elections the outcome of which is hard to predict.
The truth is that the general was reflecting the thinking of his institution.
The security establishment and the courts have asserted themselves to distort the balance of power.
While crying foul, political leaders are still not willing to reform the system.
It will still be Nawaz Sharif calling the shots. This dichotomy of power within the party may have its own perils.
There are many hurdles in the way for Nawaz Sharif to cross. His legal battle is far from over.
Asma’s courage has been recognised here and abroad, notwithstanding the vitriol spewed by regressive forces.
Whenever the apex court has tried to assert itself, it has faced a backlash from the executive.
It seems that the Afghan Taliban and IS are in a race to massacre the most people.
It is not just about Rao Anwar. He is a product of a system that sanctions extra-legal actions.
There is an opportunity for unelected elements to further weaken Nawaz Sharif’s position.
The Trump administration now seeks to extend the Afghan war well inside Pakistan.
It appears that the Saudi rulers have put their weight behind Shahbaz Sharif.
Despite claims to the contrary, the backs of terrorist outfits were not completely broken in the year gone by
Benazir Bhutto’s loss was more than that of a political leader.
It is hard to find anyone in the Afghan capital willing to speak in favour of Pakistan.