Abbas Nasir

Similar origins, divergent paths

One chose a totally different path in his later life, while the other remained constant to his earlier beliefs. Published Feb 06, 2016 01:28am

Nisar should heed wise counsel

Two things have happened since the 1990s to make the interior minister bitter and averse to criticism. Published Jan 30, 2016 06:31am

A clichéd column

As in the APS tragedy, the heroes of Charsadda didn’t have a choice either. Published Jan 23, 2016 01:06am

A fight worth fighting

Now, suddenly, raids are being conducted at Jaish-run institutions in Bahawalpur and Sialkot. Published Jan 16, 2016 06:56am

A matter of opinion

One can be sure the Kashmir dispute won’t be resolved anytime soon, but it’s good to see India and Pakistan talking. Published Jan 02, 2016 06:58am

Matter of priorities

Not all of the PPP’s wounds are self-inflicted. Published Dec 27, 2015 06:16am

Do we really remember?

Criticism of the army is now rather deviously being equated with disrespect to the hundreds of our soldiers who have Published Dec 19, 2015 12:57pm

Some lessons from local elections

The watered-down powers of local bodies, which the Sindh PPP wants diluted further, will be a major test for the MQM. Updated Dec 12, 2015 08:20am

Forget all else but the real evil

It will take more than a mere meeting to smash militant networks in Karachi, given the multiple denominations they Published Dec 05, 2015 01:57am

In the eye of the storm

It is no secret that Turkey has been a preferred route for fighters and supplies to all denominations of Syrian rebels. Published Nov 29, 2015 08:58pm

Karachi: City of lights that was

Karachi, which many saw as the only ‘real’ city in Pakistan through the 1960s, now presents a picture of neglect. Updated Nov 21, 2015 08:46am

No distractions, please

Some tension is to be expected as both the government and its ‘subordinate’ institution work towards a new equilibrium. Published Nov 14, 2015 06:50am

Walk the talk, make my day

Surely to turn around a Titanic headed for certain disaster it takes time. Updated Nov 07, 2015 08:47am

Optimism — just some

IN these tough, uncertain times, some days you’ll wake up feeling inexplicably optimistic. This is one of those... Published Oct 31, 2015 01:27am

Spinning a visit

The Kashmir issue may be the trigger for desperation but much of this pressure has been brought on by Pakistan itself. Published Oct 24, 2015 01:10am

What imperils democracy?

While the conduct of many PML-N leaders may make them look like political jokers, Updated Oct 17, 2015 08:42am

How to tackle the spectre of IS

The fight against the self-styled Islamic State needs to be seen as part of the enormous jigsaw puzzle of global Published Oct 10, 2015 01:04am

Best course forward

With a political party such as the MQM, the psy-war element has proved far more complicated. Published Oct 03, 2015 01:32am

An insidious agenda

History is replete with instances where sycophants can do the sort of debilitating damage to a leader that his or her Updated Sep 19, 2015 09:16am