Nawaz with his base in Punjab and mind set on peace with India is a policy-politics threat that would always have to be managed.
18 Sep 2017 12:11 AM
Accidental, unwilling, not our fault, instrumentalist, understandable, never really ideological — it’s a good story. But parse its foundations.
11 Sep 2017 1:27 AM
The weird thing is, the militarised state is telling us that it is doing all of this. In plain words, directly and right in front of us.
28 Aug 2017 12:29 AM
It was always a low-probability event — Nawaz wasn’t suddenly about to become more than the sum of his politics.
21 Aug 2017 12:08 AM
The tree of democracy must be refreshed from time to time with a jalsa or two.
14 Aug 2017 12:23 AM
The Khaqan-followed-by-Shahbaz formula held everything together in a moment of real peril for Nawaz.
07 Aug 2017 12:24 AM
Oddly, Nawaz’s salvation this term has been that he hasn’t been much of a success.
24 Jul 2017 12:30 AM
Two future chief justices had already seen enough and decided Nawaz has to go.
17 Jul 2017 3:17 AM
Tomorrow or a week from tomorrow or a month from tomorrow, Nawaz’s fate will be clear.
10 Jul 2017 12:18 AM
The name Nawaz may mean votes in the bank, but there is no awe, great love or terrible fear. Nothing that approaches what the other side has.
03 Jul 2017 12:28 AM
The stronger version of that is a stable Pakistan is inimical to the interests of India and Afghanistan.
26 Jun 2017 12:35 AM
The JIT process had already been tainted and the N-League had already whinged a whole lot.
19 Jun 2017 1:52 AM
Two rounds in the Supreme Court have produced no evidence against Nawaz or his progeny.
05 Jun 2017 12:09 AM
Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Ishaq Dar have arrived at a different point — they’ve got a good shot at getting another five years.
29 May 2017 12:32 AM
India and Pakistan fighting each other on the international stage seemed like a mostly harmless exercise.
22 May 2017 12:47 AM
Civilian incompetence or lack of alacrity though doesn’t by itself endanger democracy.
15 May 2017 12:11 AM
From a policy perspective, Gen. Bajwa was already on his way to joining the pantheon of the boys’ heroes.
08 May 2017 12:09 AM
Five years can be a lifetime in politics, but it’s too short to make folks forget the horrors of government by Zardari.
01 May 2017 12:48 AM
The whole damn episode, instead of bringing him down, may have bullet-proofed him electorally.
24 Apr 2017 1:18 AM
Qadri as a symbol is doubly dangerous because, like in Mardan, the guilt or innocence of the victim doesn’t matter.
17 Apr 2017 3:57 AM