Cyril Almeida

The next five years

The next five years

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan it is. Some of it, we already know what it means. A lot of it, no one can really know. A door has been opened, but opened to what? Few would be willing to bet about much right now. First-time PM, first-time government, a familiar experiment updated for the modern era […]

 Cyril Almeida

The confusion ahead

The confusion ahead

  THERE’S little sympathy for the chap except for this: he’s getting it in the neck from all sides because there’s another chap who folk dare not say anything against and one who folk dare not think about saying anything against. So forget about the buffoon in NAB. And already forgotten is poor Ahsan Iqbal. […]

 Cyril Almeida

From fake to real

From fake to real

THE lie at the heart of the quest to oust Nawaz from politics was that there was a crisis. That without getting ridding of Nawaz the crisis would metastasise and swallow the rest of us. There was no crisis. Sure, could Pakistan have been doing better? Yes. Was the economy being managed well? No. Were […]