Afridi’s sin is certainly much less than senior state functionaries, especially those protecting, monitoring...
General alSissi must try to play the “divide and rule” game, which is easy in a society that is already divided.
In the age of media, dissent becomes an eyesore and needs to be curbed in order to avoid embarrassing certain people.
There is a need to identify sources of radicalism, get stakeholders on board, to counter such ideological forces.
Suspicion on journalists from India stationed in Pakistan grew after The Hindu sent successive female journalists.
If govt is seen as planting people subservient to one party, it will make people doubtful of new leadership’s intent.
Nawaz must remember that this time, there is little room for taking odd shortcuts for increasing his relative power.
Instead of constantly delegitimising the process, it's necessary to accept the fact that large part of Pakistan voted.
Having tried partnerships with traditional power centres, army probably wants to create fresh breed of stakeholders.
A professionally trained, disciplined force is necessary and it must not have some of the cowboys that we have today.