Nawaz Sharif




Pakistan stands at a pivotal moment in its history. It has to take major decisions on its future trajectory, on issues like democratic consolidation, civil-military relations, economic development, terrorism, response to religious fundamentalism; and its relations with its neighbours and beyond. (more…)


Pak in for major civil-military face-off: Army rejects Sharif action on Dawn leak

Catch News Published 29 April 2017

“Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected.” 3:22 PM – 29 Apr 2017

This tweet dated 29 April 2017 from the DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor came almost immediately after the Prime Minister’s Office released a notice stating PM Nawaz Sharif had accepted the inquiry committee’s recommendations into the Dawn Leaks. (more…)

New Pak army chief fills key posts with his men. ISI head replaced

Catch News   Published 12 December 2016

As was expected, after taking over as Pakistan Army Chief on 29 November, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been quick to place his men in key positions. His task has, no doubt, been facilitated by the belated resignation of four Lt Generals who had been superseded by his own elevation as chief. (more…)

Photographic tricks won’t be enough. Can Nawaz bell Pak army’s new top cat?

Catch News published 01 December 2016


‘If a picture paints a thousand words…’

Telly Savalas, the film and TV actor of yesteryear, would never have imagined that a line from his famous song ‘If’, would come to life in the most unlikely of places – Pakistan.

But it has.

Three photographs tell a tale of the state of play of civilian-military relations in Pakistan. (more…)