Stories for: Huma Yusuf

The dominant actor

By decrying terrorism, TTP has tried to legitimise itself.

A bumpy ride ahead

Pakistanis will continue to distrust Modi.

Beyond clichés

PAKISTAN’S doublespeak on security policies is notorious throughout the world. Last week, the government extended...

Dangerous liaisons

LAST week, the Foreign Office spokesperson caused a stir by questioning the intelligence of legislators critical of...

Delayed yet again

LAST week, the government shelved plans to conduct the long overdue sixth national census. The decision was made to...

Urban battleground

SINCE the killing of Chaudhry Aslam, there’s been growing alarm about the onslaught against Karachi’s police...

A test of governance

IN 2009, India reported 741 polio cases, more than any other country worldwide. Last week, it marked three years...

Art reflects parallels

LONDON’S Tate Britain museum is currently a site of destruction. A thought-provoking exhibition, ‘Art Under...

Outsourced security

FOLLOWING a troubling spate of abductions of doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government last week...

Culture of impunity

PAKISTAN’S reaction to the drone strike in Hangu followed predictable lines: condemnations from all quarters, an...

Ties that do not bind

THINGS were just starting to look up for relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and...

Criminality & terrorism

MORE than 10 members of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction led by Hakeemullah Mehsud have reportedly been...

From tolerance to extremism

TENSIONS soared in the town of Pangrio in Badin last week after some local Muslim residents objected to the burial ...

A flawed approach

ON Friday, the US and Turkey announced the creation of a new $200 million global fund that aims to tackle violent...

Dangerous ground

UNIVERSITIES have long been celebrated as platforms for the free exchange of ideas, innovation and social progress....

Pak-US mistrust: a reminder

LAST week, top secret details about America’s intelligence expenditure were made public as part of the leaks by...

The path to avoid

IN the aftermath of the 2011 Tahrir Square protests, and again after last month’s coup by the Egyptian army, many...

A widening divide

ON July 26, two bombs exploded in Parachinar leaving 60 dead and more than 200 injured. Ansarul Mujahideen, a...

The drone test

THE calls for the US to revise its drone policy in Pakistan (and elsewhere) are becoming deafening. In May, US...

How much is enough? Media access in Pakistan

Media access is key to the democratisation process since a wide spectrum of information must be available to citizens.


Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014


ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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