Dawn News

March, 29 2015

Abbas Nasir

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

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