Abbas Nasir

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

A dream in tatters

Why should we be surprised that a Christian couple was mobbed, beaten and when nearly half-dead pushed... Published Nov 08, 2014 01:23am

Some optimism for change

When governance is in a shambles, one would have expected the opposition to hold the government to account. Published Nov 01, 2014 07:34am

State failure or failed state?

Perish the thought that anybody will ever be held responsible for the disaster that has made the country ungovernable. Updated Oct 25, 2014 09:42am

Inspiration from afar

How can one be hopeful when for many young male Malala-haters it appears but a short hop to embracing IS-type ideology? Updated Oct 18, 2014 07:27am

So sorry, Mehrin Kauser

Every Mehrin Kauser, like every Malala Yousafzai, is a living testament to the failure of terrorism to break the... Published Oct 11, 2014 01:01am

Of our need for superheroes

We feel no need to reflect on what our individual contribution is towards the mess we are in today. Published Oct 04, 2014 01:41am

Daunting agenda awaits ISI chief

The most interesting choice and the one which will generate most speculation is that of Lt-Gen Rizwan Akhtar. Updated Sep 27, 2014 05:33pm

What can wait, what can’t

Whether it is Balochistan or Karachi or any other part of Pakistan, religious extremism and intolerance are now posing Published Sep 13, 2014 05:49am