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An astonishing mandate

Wednesday 15 May '13

A traditional base and disillusioned PPP voters canít explain the PML-Nís win
The stolen march

Monday 28 January '13

It is not surprising for the democratic order to come under threat in Pakistan. Such threats are now less successful, as Qadriís failure to topple the government shows. But watch this space
Pandering to the fringe

Friday 28 September '12

Pakistanís ruling PPP is too anxious not to appear soft on hate speech
How far will the court go?

Thursday 28 June '12

Supporters of Pakistanís democratic transition fear the army is waiting to step in
Understanding a memorandum

Monday 18 June '12

The Memogate probe in Pakistan reveals a politicised judiciary
Under pressure, but not buckling

Friday 4 May '12

There is no clarity on the fallout from the court order to convict Gilani for contempt
The Presidentís man

Wednesday 15 February '12

What Pakistanís PM stands to lose to consolidate a gain for Zardari
All the presidentís men

Wednesday 25 January '12

Pakistanís government and judiciary fight over Zardari
The Imran juggernaut

Saturday 31 December '11

His easy-on-the-ear populism is Pakistanís biggest crowd-puller
A desert chase

Wednesday 14 December '11

Shamsi airbase, which US evacuates, was built for houbara-hunting sheikhs
Memo of misunderstanding

Wednesday 23 November '11

The spotlight is once again on civil-military ties in Pakistan


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