The closure of Herald marks the end of one of the brightest chapters in independent journalism in Pakistan.
Neither horse-trading nor political witch-hunts can provide stability to the government.
Getting involved in the Iran-US conflict in any way will be disastrous for Pakistan.
In the last 10 months, there has hardly been any serious debate on critical policy matters inside the NA.
Asif Ali Zardari epitomises the perpetual ironies of Pakistani politics.
The stand-off is turning serious with the government refusing to withdraw the reference.
The reputation of NAB as an impartial investigative body is at stake.
Unsurprisingly, the prospect of Modi’s return is most distressing for India’s minorities.
Many reforms on which we have reached an agreement with the IMF should have been undertaken earlier.
The local government system has never been a priority for democratically elected governments in the past.
Looking for a foreign hand behind the rise of a nationalist movement does not help resolve the problem.
Greater reliance on technocrats in a parliamentary form of government weakens the political process.
An attempt to return to a centralised state will have very serious political repercussions.
The drift seems unstoppable. The performance of the government shows the limits of populism.
PTI infighting has worsened the predicament of a government facing serious challenges on every front.
Mullah Baradar has been credited for rebuilding the Afghan Taliban into an effective fighting force.
Pakistan’s situation today suggests that it will not be able to generate a demographic dividend.
There has to be a process through which former jihadists are strictly scrutinised before being reintegrated.
This time the civil and military leadership have shown much resolve to deal with the problem.
Such reckless action by India could easily spiral out of control and turn into a full-blown military conflagration.