Despite the warning, the administration had not taken any preventive measures to stop the violence.
It is hard to believe that such a generous Saudi financial package has no costs.
Pakistan is sitting on a potential demographic disaster.
The academics’ reputation would have been stained by the media trial even if their innocence is proved.
Selective accountability could cause a serious political backlash that would be disastrous.
Pakistan must improve its ties with Saudi Arabia — while not getting sucked into the Yemen conflict.
It is evident that there is no sign of flexibility in India’s hard-line position on the resumption of bilateral talks.
The government is focusing on the economic & political situation. Security & external matters are not its priority.
Recent events have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical governance issues.
Recent US actions that appear to ‘punish’ Pakistan will not help in obtaining the new government’s support.
There are some critical capitals the prime minister needs to visit and interact with.
The PTI government has taken populist rhetoric too far on the issue of accountability.
Imran Khan is now fully in the saddle, though still dependent on disparate groups to run the government.
The spectacular rise of the TLP over the past year has changed the dynamics of religious politics in the country.
Only a strong parliament can help the government regain its democratic space.
The politics of vendetta must end after the polls and a broad agreement should be reached on key issues.
The real battleground is Punjab: it could make or break Imran Khan’s dream.
Stories about some kind of a deal between the establishment and the PPP have been circulating.
The widening rift between the Sharif brothers has further compounded the party’s predicament.
The revival of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal is aimed at regaining some lost political space for the religious elements.