In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
Forced to form a coalition to win power, Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan will have to compromise if he's to tackle key economic, environmental, foreign policy and social challenges.
There are no angels in Pakistan's political scene – except the 'angels' of the military.
Three major parties are trying to convince the electorate that they can handle a difficult era of enormous change.
It's election season in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court is at war with the ruling party. Many Pakistanis wonder whether the nation's top judge is cleaning up government or staging a judicial coup.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
The movement known as the 'Pashtun Long March' and the 'Pashtun Spring' has emerged from a history of human rights abuses, regional politics and War on Terror policies.
The Pakistani government has a complicated relationship with the army and militant groups. Until they are sorted out, security will continue to be jeopardised.