Stories for: Khadim Hussain

Opening minds

Students must be encouraged to question, think & express.

Pigeonholed mindset

Afghans and Pakistanis share more than they think.

Ambiguous discourse

The ‘good vs bad’ Taliban indicates a confused discourse.

Broad brushstrokes

THOUGH the National Internal Security Policy (NISP) was announced in the National Assembly on Feb 26 before being...

Spectre of targeted killings

TWO-YEAR-OLD Zala, cradled in her uncle’s arms and chewing gum, was completely unaware that she was participating...

Flawed Fata discourse

THE Fata tribal region and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be in the spotlight in the wake of the Nato drawdown from...

Slide towards isolation

IT is ironic that in the wake of the right-wing political mantra about a ‘free’ and ‘sovereign’ Pakistan,...

The path to reconciliation

DESPITE Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s assurances to President Hamid Karzai on the subject during his recent visit...

Fazlullah’s ascent

THE ascendancy of Mullah Fazlullah as the chief of the banned militant outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has...

Control of the narrative

THE emerging narrative in Pakistan, especially in the Punjabi mainland and the urban centres

Need for shared goals

PEACE within Afghanistan could largely depend on how regional states view their geo-strategic and geo-economic...

Post-2014 AfPak

AFTER reading several pieces in the print media and watching numerous talk shows on Afghanistan, one reaches the...

Brazen jailbreak

THE Bannu jailbreak in April 2012 saw 400 inmates, including well-known militant commander Adnan Rasheed, released ...

The obscurant discourse

THE utter confusion of the socio-political discourse in Pakistan’s state and society is manifest in the latter...

Patterns of social control

IN the wake of the announcements made by the two newly elected political parties in the centre and Khyber...

A blood-soaked discourse

AT the core of the electioneering process is the inalienable right of the people to govern themselves according to...

Elections in Fata

THE Joint Committee on Fata Reforms represented by 10 major political parties submitted its recommendations to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding fair and free elections in the

Consensus on terrorism

THE tone for a much-needed multi-party conference has finally been set. The leadership of the Awami National Party (ANP) has started contacting the leadership of other political parties.

Patterns of response

COUNTING a few major attacks claimed by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during the last three months in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata delineate three clear tactical patterns. (It must be noted that during the

The aftermath of Bashir Bilour

THE heart-wrenching, nerve-shattering attack in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar on Dec 22, must be a defining moment for the state of Pakistan, Pakistani and Pakhtun society and the democratic political process


The world around us

Loudness and clarity

The Pakhtun question

Missing trade unions


For economic stability

Ulema’s call

Who’ll drive out the pests?

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