Dawn News

02 March, 2015 / 11 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436

Abbas Nasir

Media and the resilient truth

Journalists in Pakistan are reticent about naming and shaming colleagues who have strayed from the path of ethical Published Feb 28, 2015 03:00am

OK to bash civilians for now

So-called religious leaders who spew venom and hate at will are still free to do so. Published Feb 21, 2015 01:15am

Cycle of hope, despair

The Peshawar mosque attack has pushed into the background the faint hope evidenced earlier in the week. Updated Feb 14, 2015 10:38am

Abominable hopelessness

If the current state of affairs owed itself only to civilian politicians one could look for hope elsewhere. ... Published Feb 07, 2015 02:31am

A suicidal wait

Alas, we have done so. Kept snakes in our backyard. And now they are attacking us. Published Jan 31, 2015 01:11am

Let’s not forget

When we aren’t cognisant, look what happens. Horrors are visited and our children are targeted and slaughtered. Published Jan 24, 2015 12:47am

Fight to be free

We have been too scared or too conveniently indifferent to a snowballing ideology of toxic hate, of murder and mayhem. Updated Jan 17, 2015 03:06am

Stealing a march

The military leadership seems to be ahead of anyone else in the game. Published Jan 10, 2015 01:25am

No room for slip-ups

Any selective implementation of the law will be frowned upon and water down the credibility of the state. Published Jan 03, 2015 06:29am

Changing Titanic’s course

NAP seems like a sensible document. The only reservation is that it calls for the setting up of military courts. Published Dec 27, 2014 02:35am

Walk the talk

For far too long, we as individuals have learned to find comfort and solace in muted protest. Published Dec 20, 2014 01:01am

Tail wagging the dog

An indication of change will be visible if Pakistan facilitates contacts between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban. Updated Dec 13, 2014 08:06am

Is the party over?

Rather than play on the front foot, the PPP has left the ground wide open for the PTI to slam PML-N. Updated Dec 06, 2014 05:42am

Spiral of despair

The episode of the madressah girls speaks volumes for state failure at multiple levels. Published Nov 29, 2014 06:07am

Join hands or perish

The government, army and opposition must be on the same page if Pakistan is to survive as a viable entity. Published Nov 22, 2014 01:27am

How to stem the tide

If Pakistan is to defeat terrorism, there are multiple fronts the civilian leaders have to deliver on. Published Nov 15, 2014 12:57am

A dream in tatters

Why should we be surprised that a Christian couple was mobbed, beaten and when nearly half-dead pushed... Published Nov 08, 2014 01:23am

Some optimism for change

When governance is in a shambles, one would have expected the opposition to hold the government to account. Published Nov 01, 2014 07:34am

State failure or failed state?

Perish the thought that anybody will ever be held responsible for the disaster that has made the country ungovernable. Updated Oct 25, 2014 09:42am

Inspiration from afar

How can one be hopeful when for many young male Malala-haters it appears but a short hop to embracing IS-type ideology? Updated Oct 18, 2014 07:27am