The heavy turnout in the byelection was a clue as is the problem of having too many winners in the PML(N) camp.
19 Feb 2018 4:35 AM
Faizabad was about the abstract, in Mardan there are flesh and blood heroes to be venerated and a dead boy to condemn.
12 Feb 2018 5:40 AM
Two military-court constitutional amendments in two-and-a-quarter years settled that debate.
05 Feb 2018 12:14 AM
Is that — is that a tiny body, a little girl, tossed into the garbage and lying on a pile of rubble? The stomach churns every time.
29 Jan 2018 12:12 AM
Nawaz could win again, but to actually win he needs to win big in Punjab.
22 Jan 2018 12:31 AM
Warraich is worth listening to carefully because he’s got it right pretty much every step of the way over the last year or so.
15 Jan 2018 12:24 AM
What are the Haqqanis worth to you, Pakistan? Or put more bluntly, how much pain is Pakistan willing to suffer to hang on to the Haqqanis?
08 Jan 2018 2:08 AM
The more Nawaz tries to force his way back into the system, the greater the resistance will be.
01 Jan 2018 2:09 AM
For all his disruptiveness, Imran has not yet proved to be the great destroyer he is feared to be.
26 Dec 2017 1:36 AM
An election without Imran is untenable and to rescue Imran, Nawaz would also have to be ushered back into the electoral game.
18 Dec 2017 1:45 AM
The problem is Shahbaz hasn’t been able to step out of Nawaz’s shadow.
11 Dec 2017 12:17 AM
The rest of us, though, need to try and figure out what Nawaz may be up to.
04 Dec 2017 12:10 AM
Nawaz is done. Maybe he doesn’t know it yet, but we don’t have to pretend he knows what he’s doing. His problem is the court.
20 Nov 2017 12:13 AM
The court, though, is constrained by its institutionally apolitical role — get goaded into politics and it’s the politician who can take advantage.
13 Nov 2017 12:19 AM
The good thing about the current silliness is that we don’t have to be radically hypothetical.
30 Oct 2017 12:00 AM
The problem — for Nawaz — is that he assumes the boys see a difference between Nawaz and Maryam.
23 Oct 2017 12:28 AM
Why the hell did the Americans not do something when the family was on Afghan soil is the question being asked.
16 Oct 2017 4:26 AM
Throw in a bit of anti-US and anti-India hysteria and you may even wonder why we haven’t already had a coup.
09 Oct 2017 1:20 AM
If Nawaz was going to be saved, it would take an almighty effort. Was he worth it?
03 Oct 2017 12:14 AM
The PML(N) had been expected to finish first and the PTI to give it a run for its money — the only question was how close would they get.
25 Sep 2017 5:31 AM