Imran Khan’s opposition to English-medium education is misguided
With religious groups entering the electoral fray, Pakistan’s polity is tilting sharply
Pakistan watches anxiously as India engages Saudi Arabia, deepens ties with Iran
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s search for a new national narrative is a fraught endeavour.
For Nawaz Sharif, one shows the way to hardening hostility, the other to fragile peace
In Pakistan, judges are a part of the problem of religious conservatism trumping justice
In dysfunctional states as Pakistan, political polarisation is complicated by the difficulties of publicising facts because of a fear of being...
The Sehwan killing by IS only reaffirmed what Pakistan formally believes in.
States obsessed with borders may even implode, making their people refugees
Does religion form the core of the Pakistani identity and is it reconcilable with democracy and its institutional forms? From Pakistan’s army, a...
In the early 2000s, Saeed was asked to temporarily stay at home by the-then ruling General Pervez Musharraf, a request Saeed didn’t like; today,...
Can Kashmir become the link between South and Central Asia?
Om Puri achieved more for India in Pakistan than any surgical strike could.
Move to strike down Sindh’s anti-conversion law will push Pakistan further into chaos.
Trade utopia of CPEC will remain incomplete if India is kept out
In Sindh, culturally sanctioned killings of women continue to take a tragic toll.
The chief reporter of a leading daily, Ansar Abbasi, reacted to the PM’s decision by asking why Salam was being honoured in Rabi-ul-Awwal, the...
States have more room for manoeuvre if they keep their options open.
The general tried to change the army’s template — with limited success.
The game has the potential to normalise India-Pakistan ties.
In Pakistan, it is hatred of an imposed order, part of the Islamisation of the state.