The new generation of Pakistani leaders must provide new slogans and effectiveness in service delivery to young voters instead of reminding them of old injustices. Ayesha Siddiqa
The civilian government and the judiciary in Pakistan may not muster enough courage to ensure a speedy trial of the seven 26/11 accused. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.
Six decades after independence, the Pakistani State and society today stand irretrievably close to a right-wing religious identity. Ayesha Siddiqa
Country has spent nearly five years under civilian rule, an unusually long stretch for a 65-year-old country prone to military coups. The army's lack of transparency and resistance to civilian oversight could cripple Pakistan's transition to a healthy democracy, something the United States says the country needs.
The editorial Plug the leaky welfare pipes (Our Take, September 25) has aptly suggested that the next stage of reforms the country needs has more to do with the delivery of governance than any specific section of the economy.
India must realise that Pakistan is trying to turn the direction of ties away from conflict to engagement. It hopes that the present phase of the peace process becomes sustainable. Ayesha Siddiqa
The rumour doing the rounds in Islamabad is that the Pakistan army may be planning to conduct an operation in North Waziristan (NW), a restive area that borders Afghanistan. Ayesha Siddiqa
A resolution to divide Punjab and restore the provincial status of Bahawalpur has been passed. But is the nation ready to give space to different ethnic groups? Ayesha Siddiqa
By gunning for Pakistani prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, the army is actually trying to target president Asif Ali Zardari. Ayesha Siddiqa
Pakistan’s economy is in a bad shape and its private sector is trying to convince the army that it must support trade with India. This may give peace a chance. Ayesha Siddiqa
The US wants Pakistan to target the Haqqani Network. Islamabad may not have the power to do so now but it has to come up with a long-term plan to solve terrorism. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.
As the US searches for an exit from Afghanistan, it is increasingly relying on Pakistan's powerful army chief to help pave the way despite fresh allegations that spies under his command have long aided the Taliban.
Fingers are being pointed at India because New Delhi had vociferously opposed Colombo’s decision to send its team to Pakistan for a cricket series, writes Ayesha Siddiqa.
Most people these days argue that peace is an irreversible process, writes Ayesha Siddiqa.