Raza Rumi says Musharaf trial was controversial from the first day

Raza Rumi’s analysis on President Musharraf’s trial. He asserts that General Musharraf’s trial has been controversial ever since it was initiated.…

Vajpayee Was a Bridge Between Our Countries: A Pakistani’s Elegy

Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been viewed by Indians through all sorts of prisms. But in Pakistan, he was viewed by many as perhaps the…

History repeats itself?

It is time for Nawaz Sharif to revisit his earlier stints in power for obvious reasons TS Eliot had termed April as the cruellest…

On the current political crisis in Pakistan

My analysis on the current political crisis in Pakistan When Nawaz Sharif assumed power in 2013, the expectation was that he might soon be…

Tackling the local governance crisis

Pakistan’s governance crisis has manifested itself in various ways, including the inability of the state to provide services and create a responsible relationship with…

Final round of survival? It’s do or die

Tehelka story last week: Government in final round of survival game: It’s do or die Either the government will withstand the pressure from the…

Institutions, accountability and the UN Report

The Pakistani citizenry has a right to know and live in a rule-based, just society where political assassinations are not the norm. If the…

Suicide Democrats

I am appalled by the recent events that have yet again stirred instability and uncertainty into Pakistani politics. Those of us who voted in…

Pakistan’s ruling coalition must not splinter

My op-ed piece that was published in the NEWS, Pakistan On these erudite pages, and elsewhere, there has been much ado about the fact…

Guest Stars at the Long March

My article that appeared in Dawn. here. THE enthusiasts for the long march towards Islamabad are justifiably feeling let down by the grand posturing,…

The flawed boycott mantra?

Thursday, February 21, 2008 Much has been said on how the election results are a referendum against the policies of General Musharraf. While there…

What goes around…No more saviours please

Now that the wheel has turned its back yet again, there is much to ponder. There are many who are saying that this is…