Playing the religion and sectarian card is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways.
The recent meeting in Kabul took forward the discussions between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The way the government railroaded the bill through parliament does not augur well for democracy.
The political crisis stemming from the Panama scandal has allowed the military greater space.
The very fact that the margin of victory has shrunk is a sign of a party in trouble.
The situation remains tenuous as Nawaz Sharif fights the next round of the legal battle.
The mystery surrounding the murder of one of Pakistan’s most popular leaders remains unresolved.
The real implications of the census results are lost on the squabbling politicians.
Diplomacy and political options are clearly not a priority for the Trump administration.
It is not the ruling against the former PM but the attack on the judiciary that threatens democracy.
The former PM’s tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn.
Just a few months ago, another term seemed all but guaranteed for the recently disqualified prime minister.
All rationality is lost in the haze of the politics of revenge.
The judgement is a serious blow to dynastic politics but one is not sure if it is the end.
The political crisis triggered by the Panama leaks has helped the security establishment expand its space.
The court action could be a chance for the political leadership to rationalise the accountability process.
Although he appears defiant, the options for the prime minister are now limited.
The military siege and subsequent assault on the Islamabad mosque compound took place in the first two weeks of July
What is missing in the debate is that the Davis incident blew the cover of the wide CIA network in Pakistan.
The challenges confronting the US in Afghanistan are similar to those faced immediately after 9/11.