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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Controlled democracy was working just fine and the possibility of a breakthrough with India wasn’t exactly high.
28 May 2018 12:12 AM
Imran, Shahbaz, Zardari, the Independents and the boys all now face a significantly altered electoral landscape.
22 May 2018 6:41 AM
Political violence is a familiar scar and around elections, an open wound.
14 May 2018 5:23 AM
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
Khawaja Asif’s disqualification has no systemic implications.
30 Apr 2018 12:32 AM
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
The barrage of judicial verdicts against Nawaz has destabilised the system.
16 Apr 2018 6:29 AM
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
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
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 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
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
Nawaz is no longer N-League president and, suddenly, the N-League doesn’t have any Senate candidates.
26 Feb 2018 12:02 AM