Panama Papers: Can Nawaz Sharif save himself?

DAILY O   Published on 06 November 2016

While most of the world is focused on the November 8 US presidential elections, in Pakistan, all eyes on November 7 would be on the Supreme Court.

The court is considering several petitions, including one by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on the involvement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the acquisition of expensive properties in London, as revealed in the Panama Papers. (more…)


Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off turns into an anti-climax: Pakistan SC restores order for now

CATCH NEWS published: 2 November 2016

In the end, it turned out to be an anti-climax.

The much awaited and talked about confrontation between Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), who had threatened a ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad on 2 November, and Nawaz Sharif’s PMLN government, which was determined to prevent it, ultimately petered (more…)

Quetta Attack: Will Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif go home?

Catch News, Published October 27, 2016


Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif isn’t going out in a blaze of glory as he would have liked or even expected.

In January 2016 he had vowed that the year would see the end of terrorism and that it (more…)

Nawaz Sharif: between a rock and a hard place

Catch News, Published – 19 October 2016,

The third-time prime minister of Pakistan, with a comfortable majority in National Assembly and set to appoint his fifth Army Chief, a distinction no other PM has enjoyed, Nawaz Sharif finds himself cornered.

The reasons are the same character flaws that led to his premature dismissals during (more…)

Why PoK elections are important to understand Kashmir unrest

The July 21, 2016 elections to the Legislative Assembly in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) – or Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as Pakistan seeks to call it – went almost unnoticed in India. The Indian media’s attention being drawn almost exclusively to the situation in the Kashmir Valley, these elections, the results and the possible impact on India, continues to be ignored here. (more…)

The “other Kashmir” : 8 things you need to know about polls in Pak Occupied Kashmir

July 20, 2016

With the Indian media caught up with the situation in the Kashmir Valley, the elections to the Legislative Assembly taking place today in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POK or Popularly known as POK) have gone almost unnoticed. This is despite the fact that these elections are being billed as the most fiercely contested ones in the area. (more…)