Khurram Husain

Memories of F-16s

Sartaj Aziz’s statement that Pakistan can buy its fighter planes from elsewhere is pulling on a delicate thread. Published May 05, 2016 01:44am

Lead the way, Mr Prime Minister

There is no shortage of ways for powerful people to acquire ill-gotten wealth in this country. Updated Apr 28, 2016 08:53am

Other people’s money

The fact is Zardari did recover and so will Sharif. And they both know it. Hence the smug confidence. Published Apr 21, 2016 06:46am

Money and politics

The cost of doing politics in Pakistan has risen very sharply since the transition to civilian rule in 1988. Published Apr 14, 2016 07:07am

The many anxieties of terror

What is left is the endgame, and this is the trickiest part of the entire operation. Published Mar 31, 2016 01:46am

Tides of terror

Why does terrorism seem so much more frightening today than it did back then? Published Mar 24, 2016 02:14am

And treason for all

There is a tendency amongst some of us to get so carried away by our anger that we are willing to hurl any accusation at Published Mar 17, 2016 03:45am

Is Pakistan self correcting?

There are reasons to believe that the changes we are seeing on the surface have deeper roots. Updated Mar 10, 2016 08:59am

Burying the assassin

Having executed Qadri, the government has taken a step from which there is no turning back. Published Mar 03, 2016 02:34am

State of brick and mortar

Small, scalable schemes are either viewed through the lens of patronage, or bulldozed aside. Updated Feb 25, 2016 09:17am

Sizing up the gift horse

Whenever we are offered material support from a powerful and wealthy country, it is a good idea to evaluate the ... Published Feb 18, 2016 03:18am

Vilifying workers

Employee costs are not the biggest problem at PIA and workers are being unfairly blamed. Updated Feb 11, 2016 08:02am

What ails PIA?

PIA’s losses have risen to match the levels of the circular debt, and they may well cripple the carrier altogether. Updated Feb 04, 2016 08:59am

LNG deal finally

Any deal cut by any government immediately attracts allegations of corruption. Published Jan 28, 2016 01:50am

Mystery engulfs Axact case

Why did SPP Zahid Jamil, who pursued the case with visible vigour, suddenly dissociate himself from proceedings? Updated Jan 25, 2016 08:38am

PIA’s privatisation paradox

It’s an age-old dilemma: the national flag carrier can only be sold if it shows some sign of recovery but why sell if it Published Jan 24, 2016 07:10am

Caution: learning curve ahead

The trade deficit has improved this year by almost $1.3bn. But almost all of this is accounted for by the drop in oil. Published Jan 21, 2016 12:47pm

What has the IMF programme achieved?

Next to the commitments that were made, the deliverables pointed to by the mission chief appear downright puny. Published Jan 14, 2016 01:10am