Journalists, from the editor down to the front-line reporters, may need help with post-traumatic stress.
The much-maligned elected civilian politicians may have a lot to answer for but it is equally true that they were never
It is of course for the parties to decide such issues within, rather than these being anybody else’s call.
For now, they will be content with ‘sharing’ power in the larger ‘national interest’.
Its first 18 months in power have seen the government limping from one crisis to another.
Through years of dictatorship and censorship in Pakistan, Sairbeen provided a lifeline to the audience.
Once the detailed verdict was out, one paragraph seemed to have acquired a life greater than the entire judgement.
Not too many have focused on the abject, miserable failure that is the Punjab government.
Only the very pretentious among the members of the Fourth Estate will believe they cause governments to fall.
Even mainstream ‘opposition’ parties have not felt embarrassed about dancing to the establishment’s tune.
That has to change if longevity in office is a goal.
This was a low-cost solution to removing a painful thorn in the side.
Any observer would have said that the party in power and its key functionaries were heartless and bereft of humanity.
By Abbas Nasir.
Anyone who wrote off the JUI-F chief as a politician and thought his career was over will now be discarding that script.
A man who tried to assert civilian supremacy is fighting an uphill battle for his life.
Going by the arrogance of our rulers, one seriously doubts that they would be open to any counsel, but try one must.
Winning the 2013 election, Nawaz appeared to be different to the compliant politician who’d been nurtured by Zia.
It is incumbent on journalists to also acknowledge that the role of professionals like Niloufer is not celebrated enough
Opening up our own societies and moving them in the direction of tolerance for diverse opinions would go a long way.