Pakistan’s apex court has shown guts by acquitting Asia Bibi despite clerics’ anger. A governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, had died at the hands of his own security guard while defending Bibi, who he thought had been framed.
Both UK and Pakistan are dealing with effects of a radicalised Muslim population
Despite cultural affinities with Iran, Pakistan remains closer to the Arab states
Pakistan’s inability to govern its territory effectively is in large measure due to its burgeoning refugee population
Pak PM Imran Khan’s cave-in on Ahmadi issue underlines a continuing injustice
Career of Jalaluddin Haqqani mirrored the turbulent history of Afghanistan-Pakistan-US relations since the Soviet invasion
He led the greatest Muslim movement in history, articulated a Hindu-Muslim synthesis based on non-violence, tolerance.
Unsavoury acts with a connection to Imran Khan’s pious wife are coming to light.
Islamabad’s writ has disappeared from 60 per cent of Pakistan’s territory.
Pakistan is finding it difficult to engage with Afghanistan on the lines it is familiar with
India’s use of his concepts of isolationism and involvement confounds Pakistan.
Naipaul’s observations on South Asia are insulting, but may not all be off the mark
Musharraf placed officers who shared his orientation on Kashmir in key positions.
Islamic feminism has pushed back the women’s rights movement in Pakistan and reversed the movement for secularisation in the country
Fanaticism has grown in India, but not been sanctified in its constitution, penal code
PML-N’s clash with Pak establishment, a media revolution, played a role in Imran Khan’s victory
Nawaz Sharif had the opportunity to scrap the law that has landed him in prison.
When a Pakistan PM falls foul of the deep state, the Opposition, senior bureaucrats and the judiciary get together against him.
Pakistan’s persona non grata, ex-ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, in his book Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a dysfunctional state, lists the reasons why Pakistan today finds itself swamped with crises it can’t resolve.
A new biography looks back at the time when charisma reigned, as did corruption