Abbas Nasir

Death by a thousand cuts

If political parties were talking to each other as they would in any democracy we would have had a lot of answers by now

No ifs and Butts please

Who else would be more at ease with seeing the ‘third force’ coming to their rescue than the Chaudhrys from Gujrat?

Who’ll save the day?

It is pointless for now to examine what ails the Muslim world, but it is worthwhile keeping Pakistan in our sights.

In the holiday spirit

Where the Saudi royals are concerned, the best and finest destinations in the sand and sun category are for them.

Needless point-scoring

From Imran Khan to those representing the PML-N, PPP and MQM, each one has excelled in the point-scoring exercise.

A tale of many universes

The picture is so confused that we don’t know whether it is steeped in hilarity or simply a tragedy.

Only prayer of winning the war

There are elements in the defence forces that need serious reorientation training if there are to be lasting gains.

Global isolation is not an option

If security is not tightened around all airports, the next incident could trigger a sterner response from foreign...

No point being pessimistic

Mobilising political workers can ensure that prayer leaders are more amenable to talking of peace and amity.

Waiting for God

If it were not for wishful thinking, what else would make so many of us get up in the morning?

Wake-up calls aplenty

WHO in our young nation’s often traumatic life has learned a lesson from history? Surprised at not finding an...

Reflect or perish

Are we in a state of collective denial? It’s difficult to say.

Fear public reminders

THE more you look at the current turmoil the more you question whether the main issue is that of freedom of...

Media’s Waterloo?

IS the Pakistani media, often described as vibrant, bold and fiercely independent, suddenly facing its Waterloo? The...

When bravado is not enough

BEFUDDLED official responses to the gravest of crises seem to be the order of the day but the latest challenge posed...

Glimmer of hope?

“SIR, we support democracy but aren’t we allowed to ask why in the six years of representative rule none of our...

Needless distraction

WITH 24x7 carpet coverage of events following the assassination attempt on one of the country’s most recognisable...

Scary ineptitude

INCOMPETENT handling of crises, often self-created, ought to be the major worry today as it poses a greater threat ...

Selective suicide?

“THE chief rarely expresses his personal opinion,” I vividly recall Gen Jahangir Karamat telling me over the...