Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan comforts a Kashmiri woman during a visit to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir in November 2005.

All the Prime Minister’s Women

Female members of Imran Khan’s party claim that Pakistan’s new leader has their interests at heart. Does he?

Former Pakistani Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Shaukat Aziz. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images/Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images/Aamir Queshi/AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)

No One Has Ever Completed a Term as Pakistan’s PM

A checkered democratic history, from 1947 to the present day.

Supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) burn posters bearing the image od Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they take part in a protest in Lahore on July 23, 2017.
Pakistan's governing party has rejected as "trash" a corruption report accusing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of living beyond his means, the latest in long-running allegations which sparked calls for him to resign. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of civilian and military investigators has issued a report claiming there was a "significant disparity" in the Sharif family's income and lifestyle. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Only Enemy Pakistan’s Army Can Beat Is Its Own Democracy

The country's prime ministers have always come and gone at the behest of the generals who really run the country.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at the White House October 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Prime Minister participated in a bi-lateral meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Downfall of Nawaz Sharif and the Triumph of Stupidity

Pakistan’s democracy is stronger with the removal of the prime minister on corruption charges. But the primacy of the armed forces remains intact.


Donald Trump Tells Pakistan He Will Do Whatever It Wants

The U.S. president-elect assured the Pakistani prime minister that he will "personally" solve problems for Pakistan.


Pakistani Supreme Court Announces Probe Into PM Sharif as Clashes With India Continue

Will a corruption case make Pakistan's prime minister take a harder line on the Line of Control?

India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they shake hands during a meeting in New Delhi on May 27, 2014. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for landmark talks in New Delhi May 27 in a bid to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN        (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Anatomy of a Fault Line

Early peace gestures by the Indian and Pakistani governments gave cause for optimism, but the two sides have once again drifted apart along familiar lines.

406027 01: Soldiers From India (L) And Pakistan (R) Perform The Elaborate Daily Flag-Lowering Ceremony May 30, 2002 At The Wagah Border Post Near The Pakistani City Of Lahore. Pakistan And India Are Locked In A Tense Border Standoff And Have Amassed Nearly A Million Soldiers Near The 160-Mile Line Of Control In Kashmir. The Loc Has Been The Defacto Border Between The Two Nuclear Powers Since The End Of Their First War In 1948. (Photo By Visual News/Getty Images)

Calling for Peace

Despite renewed tensions between India and Pakistan, public opinion in both countries strongly favors peace.

UK-Pakistan Energy Dialogue Meet In London

Dangerous Liaisons: A Pakistan-Saudi Alliance

Pakistan contributing to Saudi Arabia’s mission in Yemen is bound to have reprehensible consequences for Pakistan.


Back in the Driver’s Seat

Pakistan’s military retakes pivotal control, and the public does not seem to mind.


Law and (Military) Order

A new constitutional amendment in Pakistan cedes civilian power to the military.

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