Hasan Khan

Afghan hostility

A FEW days’ stay in Kabul is enough to gauge how deeply entrenched anti-Pakistan sentiment is in Afghan society, across the ethnic divide — and particularly among young people. Published Apr 14, 2013 05:00am

From one Karzai to another Karzai?

Will Karzai try and cling to power, directly or indirectly? Is his brother, Qayyum Karzai, being groomed to take over? Published Nov 22, 2012 12:01am

Policy rethink needed

POLITICAL and security circles in Pakistan are abuzz with analyses of America’s failures in Afghanistan, appreciation for the Taliban’s resilience and concern for the sufferings of ordinary Afghans. Published Oct 09, 2012 12:00am

Trust deficit continues

THE issue of collaborative military offensives by Pakistan and Nato forces is a contentious one, and there is a need to assess whether or not such attempts would be productive. Published Sep 16, 2012 09:03pm

The missing narrative

LAST month’s attack on Kamra airbase brought forth yet again an unpleasant facet of our national character: the absence of a united stand against an enemy that kills innocent people and targets vital installations of the state’s defence system. Published Sep 04, 2012 12:05am

Failed initiatives

DIFFERENCES over cross-border incursions in eastern Afghanistan from Pakistan have led to the postponement of the crucial visit of Salahuddin Rabbani, head of the Afghan High Peace Council, to Islamabad. Published Aug 16, 2012 12:20am

Self-rule for Fata

THE government has decided to introduce the local bodies’ system in Fata and the final draft of the Local Government Regulation, 2012 has been made public for feedback from tribal elders, elected representatives and political parties. Published Aug 02, 2012 12:20am

Tale of two assaults

PAKISTANI and Afghan insurgents picked the same day — Sunday, April 15 — for a spectacular show of their strength. Published Apr 23, 2012 11:00pm