when that transformed his doubts into certitude
Now, are we going to take lessons from the Americans who could not find a place for the Statue of Liberty on their mainland?
Errand, Mongers, vindication,
Thus far the economy has been a reluctant guest in the whole affair, dragged in to quench the thirst for vindication by both parties.
the economy groaned under the suffocating embargoes on intercity movement in Punjab
Then came the crippling of major decision-making in the government.
Within the limits of the present, the only way to push through to the end would be with an exercise of extraordinary prerogative by one of the remaining arms of the state: the Supreme Court or the army.
In his fresh address today, Imran remained unflinching in his demand for Nawaz's resignation and said that he will not give in to the government's efforts to "buy him out".
He has warned of reprisals if any action is taken against the demonstrators.
Imran Khan’s courage cannot be questioned, nor his integrity impeached.
Imran Khan must have realised (as those around and beneath him already have) that his use of intransigence was perhaps not the best crowbar to prise Nawaz Sharif out of his seat. Patience brings its own rewards; impatience exacts its own penalties.
After that, all of them — leaders and the led — will have time enough to assess the brevity of their victories and the length of their failures.
WHEN two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled, goes an African proverb. Pakistani version of this proverb would have to be: no matter who fights, it is always the civil servant that gets trampled.
According to the Esta Code, the bible of civil service in Pakistan, a civil servant should be unbiased, non-political and non-partisan. Further, the Esta Code proscribes lobbying and grouping but this can be achieved only in an ideal world. When everyone has a voice then why should the bureaucracy, the second largest institution of the state...