The newly elected Parliament is in place. After a well contested national poll a strong government led by the PML(N) has emerged against all speculation it was going to be a weak coalition. Sure there are charges of rigging and elections being stolen but there is mechanism also in place to rectify all complaints under an election commission that is largely deemed to be independent and free. Happily the threats from the terrorists who oppose electoral politics largely failed to frighten the voters who turned out in unprecedented numbers to exercise their right to vote. The most change seen this time was the large presence of young voters and women who had been brought to the polling booths by the charisma and promise of former cricketer and social worker Imran khan’s PTI. His government has already been installed in KP where his political talent will now be on test. At the Centre and in Punjab it is the government of Mian Nawaz sharif which faces a host of challenges that look insurmountable at present. The economy is in a shambles; power shortage is acute across the country and terrorism is taking its toll. All three pose the most serious threat to the revival of the national economy. Though the government seems to be wobbling on the issue of terrorism repeating its mantra of holding talks the unrepentant TTP and seems to be at its wits’ end about what to do to stop the mayhem and killings, it does seem to have a multi pronged strategy for meeting the energy electricity from Iran,india and china as well as resort to all available alternative resources including solar, wind and coal beside starting run of the river small hydel projects. coming to power , energy seems to have been the focus of the prime minister’s talks in Beijing. However his silence on the Iran Pakistan gas pipeline is intriguing as the PPP government was very serious about that. The recent visit of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Pakistan seems to have set the tune for strengthening cooperation between the two countries. As the two new leaders of the respective countries met, 11 cooperation documents covering areas such as trade, technology and culture were signed. Premier Li also put deepen the China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership. The most the agreement on cooperation in the to invest in energy projects. Prime minister nawaz sharif’s return visit to china and the clutch of agreements signed is a very meaningful turn in Pak China relations. Its most visual The Diplomatic Insight extends warm greetings to all countries whose Independence days are during the month of May-June.