Democracy goes hand-in-hand with liberal ideals since it allows us to reconcile individual choice, collective action.
The demonisation of the military is not likely to serve the cause of democracy.
Let not positional divisions of yesteryears prevent us from moving forward in fostering greater consensus on issues.
Might Pakistan learn from processes of nationalistic fracturing and fusion?
There is no doubt that allowing women to drive will unsettle the clerics in the Saudi hinterland.
To be fair, Pakistan is not the only place where 9/11 conspiracy theories have taken traction.
To this day, the Pakistani state and the international community remain unwilling or unable to dismantle the JuD.
Because one Christian fundamentalist committed terrorism in Norway does not exonerate Islamic fundamentalists.
Beyond the status of women,the rights of transgendered individuals is an even more difficult issue for Muslim nations.
Islamic societies must strive to keep their balance and not go down the path of absolutism.