The new, the old, and the usual in Nawaz Sharif’s 2013 cabinet
Why ‘the mullah–military alliance’ is an unhelpful term in understanding Pakistani politics
A move to bring the military into the decision-making process while keeping it under civilian supremacy
The troubled history of presidential power and its implications
While no one can rob the PTI of its symbolic victory, seeing it as culminating into an imminent demise of the MQM would be preposterous.
As things stand, Pakistan is likely to have coalition governments for quite a long time and the party that enjoys majority in Punjab.
There is a significant difference between forming a government and winning an election.
Tahirul Qadri’s messianic adventurism is in some ways built into our socio-political fabric.
Political parties are paying little heed to non-Muslim voters in their electoral calculations
Air Marshal Asghar Khan has pulled out skeletons to create an impression that all politicians have been guilty of dirty tricks.
In Nawaz Sharif’s second life, reclaiming Punjab was central to the reconnection with the past and all its glory