Everything is coming to a head for the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP). It is faced with a judiciary that has seemingly lost patience with its government, a vocal opposition clamouring for early parliamentary elections, a growing civilian-military divide, and a relationship with Washington that blows more cold than hot.
Even so, analysts believe there is an interesting, and not entirely negative, shift at play within Pakistan's complex political dynamics.
In the latest wave of crises, all intersecting in the past week, Pakistan's state institutions appear to be evolving in their responses to challenges.
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