American snarls drive Pakistan into leaning heavily on China. Yet, more US boots in Afghanistan might require a rapprochement with Rawalpindi.
The time does not seem far off when Mawra Hocane might star in a morality play called ‘Hawwa ki beti’ produced by Jamaat-ud Dawa Television Network. If an Ahle Hadith group like JuD can start a political party, an act that its leadership always opposed, then why not a television channel producing soap operas for an Islamic society?
The media will play a critical role to ensure that any new political power stays the course of an accepted narrative of nationalism.