“Every day I spent at least one hour looking at the affairs of Multan,” Gilani said of his time as prime minister.
There’s been some nice reporting from the grassroots about how Pakistan’s transactional politics works. Alliances are made, promises broken and old favours called in. For the foreign correspondent it leaves a complex, confused picture. I particularly relished Cyril Almeida’s portrait of the battle in Multan for Dawn.