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Nawaz Sharif coming out of the Cold?

Nawaz Sharif – Coming out of the Cold? By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi
An attempt at an objective review of Nawaz Sharif's performance as his government completes more than half its term. Something like a mid-term report!
For a long time I've been a very strong critic of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's governance and politics, and hopefully will continue to retain that right.
But in all fairness and trying to be objective they've navigated the 2.5 years much better than expected.  Fight against terrorism, general law and order, large scale infrastructure spending and foreign policy, the military "Operation Zarb e Azb" in FATA against the TTP and other terrorist groups,  the crackdown against urban militancy and terrorist financing in Karachi by the Pakistan Rangers and the apple of everybody's eye, the game changing $47 billion Chinese investment in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Of course he couldn't have done anything without the Pakistan Arm…