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Cyril Almeida

Imran’s PTI vs PML-N: Central Punjab will see a crucial battle

There were too many cats to stuff into the bag to begin with and the bag would have had to be small to remain unobtrusive.

23 Jul 2018 12:02 AM

For Sharifs, is jail a halt on way towards a comeback?

Hyper-partisanship, fear, anger, dread, confusion — it’s all out there at the moment and it’s all mixed up.

16 Jul 2018 12:06 AM

PM Imran... Or Sanjrani option? Or can Nawaz still cut a deal?

Now, even if Nawaz returns and sets the campaign trail on fire, the pieces are in place to thwart a last-minute PML(N) wave.

09 Jul 2018 12:00 AM

Can Shahbaz, Imran, Zardari, Nawaz get their acts together?

To be a leader, to be perceived as a leader, you have to be a bit brash, ready to fight, willing to take on and take down enemies.

02 Jul 2018 1:12 AM

Imran’s PTI will have to build momentum to get 10 million votes

The PTI will need to come up with some compelling reasons for those voters because the party has a whole lot of ground to make up.

25 Jun 2018 5:10 AM

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Dissolution: The first big test for Nawaz League

Nawaz turning up the volume to a full 10 had the potential to blow up all previous electoral calculations.

11 Jun 2018 4:59 AM

The crisis in Pakistan is real and multifaceted

Sixty per cent wasn’t good enough when 90 or 100 per cent could be had through brute force.

04 Jun 2018 5:44 AM

A shuddering dysfunction: Another Zia looms in Pak

Controlled democracy was working just fine and the possibility of a breakthrough with India wasn’t exactly high.

28 May 2018 12:12 AM

For Imran, Nawaz’s exit is a big boost

Imran, Shahbaz, Zardari, the Independents and the boys all now face a significantly altered electoral landscape.

22 May 2018 6:41 AM

Pak polls: May the least-worst man win

Political violence is a familiar scar and around elections, an open wound.

14 May 2018 5:23 AM

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The next PM: Only a few legitimate contenders

Legitimate contenders though — candidates with a genuine chance the next time round, after the election in July — are just a handful.

08 May 2018 12:39 AM

Polling season is going to be silly & chaotic

Khawaja Asif’s disqualification has no systemic implications.

30 Apr 2018 12:32 AM

Pakistan’s sweeping agenda

Always fighting to be safe, never stable enough to become strong — that’s goals one and two evaporating right there.

23 Apr 2018 12:21 AM

How a fake crisis turned into a real one in Pak

The barrage of judicial verdicts against Nawaz has destabilised the system.

16 Apr 2018 6:29 AM

Pak govt has to be more transparent on tax amnesty

Either the system is more rigged than outsiders can comprehend or smart people attempt stupid things when in government.

09 Apr 2018 12:15 AM

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Tweaking the system a must in Pak

Loosen the dominance of the CJP in the appointment process and give a joint parliamentary committee a role in the selection.

02 Apr 2018 3:58 AM

After Nawaz, 2 real options: Which one will the ‘boys’ take?

The mystery of why the system wants Nawaz out makes it all the more likely Nawaz is politically a dead man walking.

19 Mar 2018 12:16 AM

The Senate shenanigans

The N-League had an opportunity to project strength and confidence, a nice little fillip going into the campaign season proper.

12 Mar 2018 12:26 AM

Build-up to Pak polls: Wild, woolly, wacky, maddening

The legal vice Nawaz is in may not reverse itself even if Nawaz wins his war with the boys.

05 Mar 2018 5:50 AM

US squeezes Pak generals, & vice-versa

Nawaz is no longer N-League president and, suddenly, the N-League doesn’t have any Senate candidates.

26 Feb 2018 12:02 AM

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