More problems for Imran

Again, of his own making   All is definitely not well in the Naya Pakistan party. The falling out with Javed Hashmi was, more or less, understandable given the circumstances. Hashmi had

Murder most foul

Balochistan takes another Sadly, all that can be said with any guarantee about Balochistan is that it will remain cause for trouble, people will continue to disappear and die because of it,

By-election lessons

What not to do   The feverish political activity that preceded the NA-246 by-election may well set the standard for the type of politics that Karachi will witness in the future. Even

Entering a snake pit

Yemen could become another Afghanistan   Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are reluctant to send their own troops to Yemen. Saudi Arabia alone possesses 227,000 troops including 100,000 strong National Guard

FIA under fire

Ch Nisar’s claims Finally someone takes the FIA to task. And Ch Nisar has done it in quite some style. He disappeared (again) for a while, then emerged from the shadows with

Disregard for the House

At least someone took notice Considering how ministers have treated the Assembly this term, it was only a matter of time before some feather broke the camel’s back and somebody, somewhere took

The folly

No military solution to a political conflict   After nearly a month of ill-conceived airstrikes, Saudi Arabia has decided to call them off. What has forced the decision is a failure to

PML-N’s bad habit

Keeping secrets PPP’s word of caution for PML-N – that important aspects about the Pak-China Economic Corridor be made public – was timely, not the last because the ruling party has made

Chinese investments

Hurdles that need to be removed   Pakistan and China signed on projects worth $28 billion on Monday. This was the first installment of the envisaged $46 billion Chinese investment in infrastructure

Senate concerns

An inactive government There was justifiable anger in the Senate over non-implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) the other day, with the matter typically put off because of the (continued) absence

Iqbal and Muslim homeland

Reality check   Iqbal is credited with conceiving a separate homeland for Muslims of India. What distinguishes him from those who made similar depositions earlier like Ch Rehmat Ali is that Iqbal

Pakistan cricket

Proud past, dubious future This is not just a bad patch that the cricket team is passing through. It is a breakdown years – many years – in the making. And it’s