Pakistan establishment’s misuse of religion has paved the way for sectarianism
Two factions have merged amid high drama. Yet there is little prospect of peace in Karachi politics
Pakistan must abandon isolationism, worry more about trade and development
Saudi money funded to power the South Punjab madrasas of the anti-Shia Sipah-e-Sahaba that also sent proxy warriors to Afghanistan. When the founder of Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jhangvi, was killed his widow revealed that she was being maintained financially by Osama bin Laden from Saudi Arabia.
Theories about Pakistan requesting US air strikes on its own territory may be true
Two months after the Pakistan PM was sacked, his party, his brother and even his loyalists are counselling caution about taking on the army.
The Canadian hostage drama means Pakistan must confront the reality: Haqqani Network is not confined to North Waziristan
US backing of the IS draws upon strategies once deployed by Pakistan
Problems within, not hostile neighbours, are being debated in India and Pakistan
As Pakistan has discovered, the process further radicalises society, undermines state
A miffed army and divided party indicate that Pakistan’s three-time PM is set for a long exile.
Religion-based education in Pakistan has made universities a fertile ground for extremists.
Pakistan is counting on China to balance India-US bonhomie. Afghanistan will likely be the theatre of engagement
In Pakistan, gender inequality grows as the state hurtles to a male-centric dystopia
As PCB chairman, Najam Sethi is making nationalists and opponents eat their words
On the first of August, Member National Assembly (MNA), Gulalai, accused him of sending her messages of seduction from his protected Blackberry cellphone in October 2013.
Pakistan has rejected rationalists like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and its blasphemy law makes British rule seem better.
A spectre of fear and suspicion has settled at Finsbury Park
Pakistan is being pressured by the US and getting squeezed on its eastern and western borders
There will be a greater reliance on street power to intimidate Pakistan’s institutions
Pakistan is sincerely trying to get rid of terrorism but the way of life made possible over decades by privatising war stands in the way of self-correction despite the realisation that private jihad has shifted “the monopoly of violence” from the state to the nonstate actor.
The US spy was set free by Pakistan, and thereby hangs a tale
An Indian diplomat who offered to fund his alma mater in Lahore
They have had to bear the brunt of religious zealotry in Pakistan
The final at The Oval brought out the best in the defeated Indian team. Pakistan rubbed the defeat in.
Why Nawaz Sharif kept so quiet at the US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh
Pakistan, gripped by fear, tries to normalise blasphemy laws, anti-liberal violence
Pre-1947 Lahore, rich in writers, poets and pluralism, pushed at the boundaries of knowledge
A line runs through India, Pakistan and Turkey today
Racial prejudice against Muslims is giving way to a different kind of intolerance as the crisis of capitalism spawns populism.
The attempt to unseat Nawaz Sharif shows how Pakistan’s religious laws confuse piety with justice
In Pakistan, people are being killed for blasphemy; in India, for cow slaughter. Governments in both countries are allowing people to kill while getting ready to hurt each other.
A new book shows how Jinnah’s broken marriage reflected the turbulent times
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
Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt: Best and worst dressed at Lux Golden Rose Awards red carpet 2017