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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is becoming Naya North Korea

In opposition, Imran Khan had warned Nawaz Sharif of protests if social media was banned. As PM, he took a U-turn on that as well.
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is done being the PM of Pakistan. He now wants to worry about India all the time

People may die of dengue or lose jobs and slip into poverty because Pakistan’s economy is sinking. But Imran Khan must not lose sight of India.
Ziauddin Yousafzai

Is this ‘Naya Pakistan’ you promised us? Malala’s father lambasts PM Imran Khan

China welcomes Imran Khan amid Pakistan’s cash crunch; Shehbaz Sharif complains if ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav can be allowed to meet family, why not him.
Pakistan, Thar Desert

China is boosting Pakistan’s power generation but it’s of little use to consumers

Pakistan has added half of its power generating capacity in the past 5 years with Chinese help but a weak distribution network isn't helping.
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan wants to create a Medina-like Pakistan but he is no sentinel of human rights

Imran Khan's die-hard fans refuse to acknowledge the infinite contradictions in the man and his less-than-holy rise to the top.
Bushra Maneka

Imran Khan’s wife wears head-to-toe ‘abaya’ at swearing-in, whips up a storm

Imran Khan’s maiden speech gets mixed reactions; Naya Pakistan still has old ministers in the cabinet 
Imran Khan

Lollywood wants some good entertainment in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’

Left out of Imran’s electoral promises, Lollywood is unsure if his new government will take care of its needs; hopes tension with Bollywood will ease.
Eva zu Beck

The in-flight Kiki challenge in Pakistan that did not land well for a foreign tourist

Here's what's happening across the border: Six Mercedes Maybachs delivered to Prime Minister's House; Sikh community celebrates Independence Day.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan already has the ‘purana’ Pakistan solidly embedded

Naya Pakistan is managed and controlled by the Pakistan Establishment Inc., which has just brought in their cricket hero as new PR manager.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

In Imran Khan’s new Pakistan, most disturbing thing is misuse of religion: Reham Khan

I shudder at the thought of poor people now lining up for sajdas at shrines, believing that Imran Khan won because of his dargah visits.

On Camera

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.