Spats, brawls, scuffles, tiffs and quibbles: call them what you want but 2011 was full of confrontations and Newsline recaps the biggest face-offs of 2011.
Elections are not scheduled to take place until 2013 but the race for the power seat has already begun.
A top ten make-believe resolutions list of Pakistani politicians and celebrities.
Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Munawwar Hussain are all gunning for the civilian government – and not exactly for any altruistic reasons.
Should TV audiences be taking the preachings of Pakistan’s self-styled cabal of religious patriots at face value?
“The US cannot dictate that the government open up new fronts in Pakistan,” says Ahmed Mukhtar, Federal Minister of Defence.
The Taliban Shuffle contains no profound truths or insightful observations on politics, instead there is lots of juicy gossip.
The Federal Directorate of Education is accused of making money through illegal appointments and the “fake” reinstatement of sacked employees.
Will the truth emerging from the WikiLeaks disclosures finally set the Pakistani public free?
If the early cooperation between the PPP and the PML-N had remained intact and in focus, it might have dismantled the myth of the necessary dominance of the military and ISI for good.