A major US concern is the militant Islamic State group gaining ground in Afghanistan.
Why would citizens follow SOPs if they are made to believe that no contagion is threatening their lives?
The centre has not understood that bringing the virus under control would help the economy recover.
The leadership’s whimsical approach is the biggest impediment.
Even the pleading of those on the front line of the battle against the virus has gone unheard.
The decision to reduce pressure on the economy while Covid-19 cases continue to rise has its own perils.
The mixed messages from the leadership often fail the efforts that have so far been made to fight the virus.
The decision to remove restrictions and reopen certain industries is not a wise one in these times.
The coronavirus has devastated the world’s mightiest economic and military powers.
The fight against the pandemic has exposed the various fault lines.
Dealing with coronavirus must be the state's main priority and resources must be diverted to deal with the pandemic.
It’s business as usual and bureaucrats are required to serve the new political masters.
Growing religious extremism presents the biggest threat to freedom of expression.
Future political stability will depend on the cessation of violence and how the intra-Afghan dialogue is organised.
A divided dispensation in Kabul makes it extremely difficult to reach a political settlement.
It is a deadly mix of incompetence and superciliousness that defines the crisis of the PTI government.
Protests are a sign of life that the ruling classes are afraid of.
When Pakistan became America’s key strategic partner in the 'war on terror', it also went to war against itself.
We seem to be witnessing a dangerous confluence of populism and occultism.
Freedom of expression is the principal target of authoritarianism.