It’s here that the IS hopes to set up its sub-HQ, with help from powerful madrasas and clerics
Islamabad’s Lal Masjid remains a symbol of a difficult transition.
The Council of Islamic Ideology symbolises a contagion of pious madness
Peshawar school attack changed the country. The onus of reform is on Islamabad
He entertained India for 15 years, none of it rejected by his Pakistani fans, and became a Bollywood success like many Muslim stars there.
Syed Babar Ali is a self-effacing empire-builder
Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif should agree on a joint Afghanistan policy
In Pakistan, being a liberal means going against the ideology of the state.
Hopefully, in 2016, India-Pakistan will break some of the shackles of the past
In Pakistan, ‘double Shahs’ profit from religious Muslims’ alienation from modern banking.
Victims of Pakistan’s blasphemy law are mostly the poor and the helpless
Imran Khan is a politician with a sense of personal destiny, and a divine mission
If the Pakistani state really cared for its people, it would put the national economy above all else
Polymath philologist Maulvi Muhammad Husain Azad’s work shows that Sanskrit and Persian have much in common.
But there are some minor rituals of settling in that he will have to go through.
Benazir Bhutto’s killing continues to roil Pakistan
While India takes stock after Dadri, Pakistan’s minorities continue to languish under the law.
Closing of the Muslim mind is a global development. Are we seeing a closing of the Indian mind, too?
August was also the month when Zardari decided to fade into the background and anointed his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as the new party leader.
On the anniversary of his assassination, his family again asked for the truth.
Awakened to internal disorder, Pakistan seems ready in 2015 to say goodbye to the revisionist nationalism of the 20th century.
As Pakistan implements the court order on switching to the language, has the government considered the consequences of rekindling old disputes?
Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book frames the predicament of the man standing in the middle.
The state was created to preserve the sanctity of life and property. Both attributes are exposed to elements the state can no longer control in Pakistan.
Pakistan is still on a journey to discover itself within the paradigm of jihadi governance Hamid Gul recommended.
Nawaz counted on Delhi appreciating his flexibility, without looking capitulatory at home. It didn’t work.
Its Supreme Court has retreated from its insistence on ‘due process’ in a state that is no longer sovereign.
How the man who gained a wide following in Pakistan, predicting a ‘ghazva’ to trounce and enslave India, ended up in a Saudi prison.
Chabahar port and the gas pipeline project could lure Tehran into becoming a South Asian state for the economic good of the region.
He has been the guardian and spokesperson of Pakistan’s ideology. Can his famed flexibility now come to his nation’s rescue?
Its excommunicated reveal the reality of the Pakistani state.
Pakistan and India are joined together by shared crises. Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif would rather trade than fight a war.
Pakistan’s army chief and PM are challenging dangerous narratives that haunt and hobble the country.
From the Middle East to Malaysia, Muslim states are ‘expelling’ minority elements
A new biography recalls Eqbal Ahmad, who brought together people with a shared belief in justice and dignity.
A.Q. Khan has more to say about pre-prayer rituals of cleanliness than about science.