After Waziristan

Zarb-e-Azb headed to Punjab and Balochistan?     Journalists knew independent coverage of Zarb-e-Azb was out of the question, not just because of the logistics. And so far the army has not

On cherry picking

Where Zarb-e-Azb might be headed, and what it will counter   “Terrorism cannot be eliminated without intelligence-based operations throughout the country – particularly in Southern Punjab and Sindh,” Corps Commander Peshawar Lt

White Lies

  So Tahirul Qadri was finally persuaded to take a leaf out of Imran Khan’s book and spend some time with his followers. Get out of the container, stretch the legs a

New Pakistan?

More disillusioned, more isolated and poorer The well coordinated and synchronised sit-ins of the great Khan and the Canadian cleric in the heart of Islamabad – now in their sixth week –

A man possessed

Perhaps Imran has been reading too much into his own legend     Imran’s ego was already buoyed up when he decided to take part in May 2013 elections. The October 2011

Pakistan preps for change

Have the Islamabad sit-ins induced a soft revolution?     It always starts with an idea. A vague, superfluous, far-fetched idea that aims at changing set, ingrained notions. An idea which challenges