The fight against the pandemic has exposed the various fault lines.
Dealing with coronavirus must be the state's main priority and resources must be diverted to deal with the pandemic.
It’s business as usual and bureaucrats are required to serve the new political masters.
Growing religious extremism presents the biggest threat to freedom of expression.
Future political stability will depend on the cessation of violence and how the intra-Afghan dialogue is organised.
A divided dispensation in Kabul makes it extremely difficult to reach a political settlement.
It is a deadly mix of incompetence and superciliousness that defines the crisis of the PTI government.
Protests are a sign of life that the ruling classes are afraid of.
When Pakistan became America’s key strategic partner in the 'war on terror', it also went to war against itself.
We seem to be witnessing a dangerous confluence of populism and occultism.
Freedom of expression is the principal target of authoritarianism.
Condemning aggression does not mean taking sides. In fact, docility raises questions about our independence.
Rising authoritarianism is undermining democratic political culture and basic rights in Pakistan.
A major problem with the PTI government is its non-serious approach to critical foreign policy issues.
The verdict sends a strong message to potential adventurists.
A damning new report shows the extent to which America tried to cover up its failures in Afghanistan.
The solidarity march staged by students has given a huge impetus to progressive democratic voices.
The ruling, though an interim one, has dealt a serious blow to a government already under siege.
Publicly abusing opposition leaders and threatening to put everyone in jail will not end corruption.
Even in times of extreme tension, certain steps can help melt the ice.