Dawn News

Abbas Nasir

By-poll: a happy augury?

A party with a big support base need only concern itself with electoral politics. Published Apr 25, 2015 04:41am

MQM: a cycle of peaks & troughs

There can be no doubt that the party has fallen on hard times of late and any muck thrown its way seems to stick ... Published Apr 18, 2015 12:50am

How Pakistan is ‘maligned’

Whether Mama Qadeer is a separatist or a diehard patriot is beside the point. What is undeniable is that he has a right Published Apr 11, 2015 12:54am

Another moment of truth

We won’t have to wait very long to know whether Pakistan, said to be beholden economically to the Saudis, has allowed Published Apr 04, 2015 03:11am

One sane course

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s clarification was as clear as any could have been. Published Mar 28, 2015 12:42am

The games we play

A new line of attack is now in evidence to put further pressure on the London-based MQM leader. Published Mar 21, 2015 01:33am

Trying times for MQM

That in Round One, the Rangers came out on top could be seen in their aggressive stance in a number of areas. Published Mar 14, 2015 06:11am

Opportunity beckons

Pakistan can either play to its strengths and contribute positively or succumb to the temptation of being ... Published Mar 07, 2015 06:00am

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