Nasser Yousaf

Singers of the borderland

TO THE outside world guns and bombs appear to be doing most of the talking in the Pashtun inhabited areas of Khyber...

The quiet nationalist

Do not feel bad that people remember you only when they need you. Feel privileged that you are like a candle that...

Time ends at FC Intersection

THE sun is a mere mellowed pale disc as another day in the last week of the year 2013 draws to a rapid end. Hundreds...

Our fickle winters

IT RAINED here in Peshawar on the first day of November tempting some to send warm winter wishes to their friends ...

Pain of the dispossessed

IT may not be possible to submit this as an impersonal narrative. Most of my visits to Qissa Khwani Bazaar, located...

Of what is left of the left

NOT many people seem to remember that not very long ago Peshawar was at the centre of crossfire in a decisive war...

The real enemy

“IF you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself...

Absent HR management

SOMETHING odd happened last February when a sudden wave of western monsoon rains hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Our sad south

This is our world, and it will not turn on us and rend us. But it’s the same sun that glitters over trenches on...

The last tourists

“When 9/11 happened I asked my staff to pack up. That incident alone had the potential of shutting down local tourism.”

In the line of fire

AT the young age of 18, Sharafata had already attained the attributes of a quintessential Pakhtun woman born and ...

Peshawar: does anyone care?

THE apparently ceaseless debate sparked by the Boston marathon bomb blasts in the American

Musing variously in the old Frontier

‘Ezeudo,’ he called in his guttural voice. ‘If you had been a coward, I would have asked you to bring courage...

Throw the pearl back in the sea, please

A LITTLE while ago one stopped briefly at a famous secondhand bookshop in the Cantonment Bazaar Peshawar to fend for one’s reading needs. The entrance to the shop had been crowded by a group comprising