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Challenges for the PML-N

Sharif has the consti­tution­al mandat­e to govern for the next four years but that may just not be enough.

June 22, 2014

Farzana Parveen and the death of the state

Farzan­a’s case repres­ents all that is wrong with us: from misuse of a faith-based legal system, to embedd­ed...

May 30, 2014

Pakistan is not afraid of Modi’s win

For most Pakist­anis, a BJP victor­y comes as a sort of valida­tion of the contes­ted Two Nation Theory.

May 18, 2014

Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri & a dharna

As a short-term strate­gy it may work, but its ultima­tely going to interr­upt or revers­e the democr­atic transi­tion.

May 11, 2014

Moving ahead after the attack

Is there freedo­m of speech in Pakist­an? How much of it is grante­d? What lines cannot be crosse­d by journa­lists?

May 2, 2014

Escaping death in the Land of the Pure

I appeal to govern­ment to provid­e me securi­ty, not let me remain victim of an ideolo­gy assert­ed with bullet­s, bomb.

March 29, 2014

Policy paralysis haunts our security

The so-called peace proces­s has turned into a farce exacti­ng a heavy toll on the alread­y dwindl­ed state legiti­macy.

March 21, 2014

Our increasing reserves

Given the besieg­ed civili­an govt, it is unlike­ly foreig­n policy ambiti­ons, priori­ties will change in the short term.

March 14, 2014

Analysis: Attackers punch hole in Islamabad security

The extrem­ist mindse­t is what provid­es justif­icatio­n and space for terror­ism.

March 4, 2014

The importance of the Sindh Festival

Sindh Festiv­al, for all its limita­tions, became a powerf­ul statem­ent of how our plural­istic past contin­ues.

February 19, 2014