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Abbas Nasir

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

Why beatify some?

All the media needs to do to serve society and fulfil its role is to have an unflinching commitment to the truth Published Sep 12, 2015 01:12am

A tragic abdication

Media as an opinion-maker is a term one has often heard. However, a reputable journalist has coined the term Published Sep 05, 2015 01:50am

A welcome thaw

Brahmdagh Bugti is seen as a man whose word, as a major leader, has counted a lot in the battle for Baloch rights. Published Aug 29, 2015 01:33am

A fate foretold

The sort of jihad Hameed Gul stood for discredited the Kashmiri liberation movement and led to death and destruction for Updated Aug 22, 2015 05:17pm

What links Kasur, Karachi?

Politicians present themselves not just as a soft but an inviting target. Published Aug 15, 2015 02:20am

No more martyrs, please

It is time for the MQM’s London-based leader to understand what the winds of change blowing across the country mean. Updated Aug 08, 2015 08:44am

An eloquent image

Does Malik Ishaq’s killing indicate the final act of abandonment of the ‘good Taliban, bad Taliban’ policy? Published Aug 01, 2015 01:27am

Skewed coverage or reality?

Troops in full battle gear against lush mountain background make for fantastic TV images. Published Jul 25, 2015 02:20am

Eid Mubarak

One point of view is that sane journalism creates its own audience and it is up to the media practitioners to ensure... Published Jul 18, 2015 12:40am

Some 7/7 thoughts

In an environment where ‘moderate’ Muslim community leaders have been marginalised, the future doesn’t look rosy. Published Jul 11, 2015 02:03am