Nawaz Sharif will fly back from London to Islamabad Friday to play another round of dice, a game as old and familiar as the Mahabharata, so that he can survive long enough to pass on his political legacy to his daughter and fellow accused, Maryam.
But Nawaz’s journey home is significant for another reason. It brings to an end a significant chapter in India-Pakistan relations, in which none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and national security adviser Ajit Doval have played starring roles.
So as Nawaz Sharif offers up his hands to be cuffed upon arrival at Islamabad airport, the India-Pakistan story, played over the back-channel between Doval and his former counterpart, Nasser Janjua, can finally be told. Read More