former Prime Minister Imran Khan

Under siege

The final nail in the coffin may come from PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s endorsement of a suggestion by his alliance partner to enforce a ban on the PTI. Mr. Khan has so far drawn on the support of Supreme Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and the country’s President

Battle lines

The decision to try those responsible for the attacks on Army installations in Pakistan on May 9 under the Army Act will deepen the fissures in an already fractured polity.

Crisis deepens

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered that elections to the two provincial assemblies be held later this month, but this seems unlikely in the present circumstances, with the government arguing it does not have the funds to conduct elections and security agencies claiming they are not in a position to assist the process.

Troubled times

The crisis has been brewing for some time, and ever since former Prime Minister Imran Khan launched his nationwide campaign to hold national elections in the wake of his removal from office.