The vote against the ruling coalition headed by the Pakistan Muslim League (Q), a puppet of Gen Pervez Musharraf, is a referendum against the establishment, including the army, and a vote for democracy.
The Pakistani people, long chided, cheated, and put down by military rulers, have emphatically affirmed their democratic sovereignty and delivered...
Instigators of hate speech in Mumbai have enjoyed impunity for too long, and the release of Raj Thackeray, the leader of xenophobic Navnirman Sena party, after only three hours, will not spread the message of tolerance.
AFTER much dilly-dallying, the Mumbai police finally arrested Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Mr Raj Thackeray last week for inciting...
Western leaders lecture Pakistan's president on democracy, while ignoring a much greater threat: the country's nuclear arsenal
Three days after President Musharraf returned to the continuing political crisis in Pakistan, he found time to travel to an undisclosed location (on Friday) to witness the test of a nuclear-capable missile.
The New York Times' recently awoken sense of justice was dormant when Musharraf sacked the independent-minded judges, whose sin was ordering the release of the 'terrorists' imprisoned without proof or trial.
"And when a leading Pakistani journalist at a London news conference asked a reasonable question about the security services, Mr. Musharraf...
With Pervez Musharraf trying to cling to power whatever the cost, a farcical succession within the Pakistan People's Party, and continued US interference, Pakistan's dark night is far from over.
A multidimensional charade is taking place in Pakistan, and it is not an edifying sight.
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto heaps despair upon Pakistan. Now her party must be democratically rebuilt
Even those of us sharply critical of Benazir Bhutto's behaviour and policies - both while she was in office and more recently - are stunned and angered by her death. Indignation and fear stalk the country once again.
An odd coexistence of...