There’s nothing really — nothing new, significant or potentially lasting — that Imran has added to politics here.
By killing the brightest in their midst, the killers were telling all of us what kind of future they want for this place
By jumping the gun and firing off in all directions, the timeline for judicial controversy has been brought forward.
The rage, the outrage, really kicked in and was sustained with that photo. The girl in the photo looks like she could
Never say never in an engineered outcome, but it would still be a slog for the PTI to get that far.
The people can’t be trusted to deliver the right result and massaging the process takes a bunch of doing.
Look to what the Trump administration is asking of Pakistan: what are the Haqqanis worth to you?
The very chatter of an NRO is acknowledgement of Nawaz’s continuing political strength.
For all his disruptiveness, Imran has not yet proved to be the great destroyer he is feared to be.
A messy political world is about the best of political worlds for Nawaz right now.
The problem is Shahbaz hasn’t been able to step out of Nawaz’s shadow.
We’re dealing with what Nawaz may think he can get away with, not what’s the best government for the rest of us.
The slow poisoning of state and society has turned explosive. From here, what will be, will be.
Nawaz is done. Maybe he doesn’t know it yet, but we don’t have to pretend he knows what he’s doing.
A judicial thunderbolt every couple of months until next August could be the most welcome of political gifts.
Could the PML-N have done better if it hadn’t been artificially forced into a succession crisis?
If there’s a takeover, it’s easy enough to guess what it would look like: a reboot of Musharraf’s first spell.
Deciphering the political strategy on both sides of the divided House of Sharif.
Why did the Americans not do something when the family was on Afghan soil is the question being asked.
It’s as if we still have a new chief; a fresher still finding his feet.