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Nawaz Sharif: prospects and challenges

The view of most analysts is that Nawaz Sharif is poised to become Prime Minister (PM) for the fourth time as a result of the general elections in February 2024.…

The return of Nawaz Sharif

OF all the comebacks he has mounted since his first ouster from power more than 30 years ago, the latest one has been the most improbable. The odds that Nawaz…

Nawaz Sharif’s re-redux

Nawaz Sharif is the proverbial Lazarus of Pakistani politics. He has survived it all: dismissal of government in 1993, military coup d’etat in 1999, disqualification and dismissal in 2017, two…

The return of Nawaz Sharif

The triumphant return to Pakistan of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, without much resistance from the judiciary and the administration, amounts to acknowledgment that the establishment made a mistake in…

Partly Facetious: ‘Maulvi’ Nawaz Sharif!

"The juxtaposition of Mian Nawaz Sharif and the maulvis leads to chaos." "Juxtaposition? Really!" "Well, it means combination and if your English language proficiency..." "It's a tad difficult word and…

The Nawaz Sharif Effect

The Nawaz Sharif effect

Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan yesterday, in search of medical recovery from a series of ailments. If things go well, he will be returning to Pakistan a fully recovered and healthy…

Nawaz Sharif’s Return To Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan

To predict what will happen when Nawaz Sharif lands back in Pakistan, we need to look at what has happened as a result of the NAB conviction that has awarded…

The Return Of Nawaz Sharif

The return of Nawaz Sharif

Hand it to Maryam Nawaz for helping her father into standing to adversity, and in bringing him back to keep his, hers and his party’s politics relevant. Left to him,…

The return of Nawaz Sharif

Punditry and forecasting are both inexact 'sciences'. Sometimes, the line between the two gets blurred. Something of this nature has overtaken the Pakistani commentariat regarding the plans of ousted prime…