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Cyril Almeida

As Nawaz goes, and keeps quiet, the ‘system’ too shuts up

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

Are jihadis worth shielding?

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

Forgetting core issues, Pak busy punching Trump, India

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

Nawaz may not know how to get what he really wants

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

Nawaz comes roaring back, but what will he do next?

The tree of democracy must be refreshed from time to time with a jalsa or two.

14 Aug 2017 12:23 AM

Nawaz is out, but may still be a winner

The Khaqan-followed-by-Shahbaz formula held everything together in a moment of real peril for Nawaz.

07 Aug 2017 12:24 AM

PM Nawaz’s ouster: Ducks not in a row

Oddly, Nawaz’s salvation this term has been that he hasn’t been much of a success.

24 Jul 2017 12:30 AM

Is it time to show Nawaz the door? Or not yet

Two future chief justices had already seen enough and decided Nawaz has to go.

17 Jul 2017 3:17 AM

Transition to democracy may have hit a roadblock

Tomorrow or a week from tomorrow or a month from tomorrow, Nawaz’s fate will be clear.

10 Jul 2017 12:18 AM

Why Nawaz is really targeted: The ‘boys’ see him as a threat

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

From Karachi to Quetta, we landed in a militancy trap

The stronger version of that is a stable Pakistan is inimical to the interests of India and Afghanistan.

26 Jun 2017 12:35 AM

A warning for Imran and Nawaz

The JIT process had already been tainted and the N-League had already whinged a whole lot.

19 Jun 2017 1:52 AM

The judiciary has Nawaz in its sights

Two rounds in the Supreme Court have produced no evidence against Nawaz or his progeny.

05 Jun 2017 12:09 AM

Sharif’s real 2018 challenge: No agenda in governance

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

How Pak laid Jadhav ‘trap’ in a bid to corner India

India and Pakistan fighting each other on the international stage seemed like a mostly harmless exercise.

22 May 2017 12:47 AM

Will Sharif’s new mantra get him what he wants?

Civilian incompetence or lack of alacrity though doesn’t by itself endanger democracy.

15 May 2017 12:11 AM

New norms for civilians & military a challenge

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

Sharif-Army face-off was long overdue

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

Sharif wins Round 1 as Imran trails: What next?

The whole damn episode, instead of bringing him down, may have bullet-proofed him electorally.

24 Apr 2017 1:18 AM

The State is complicit in mob justice

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