Nadeem F. Paracha

Smokers’ Corner: The founder lost

Ever since the 1970s, Jinnah and Iqbal have been placed on the opposite poles of numerous debates on democracy, faith Published Apr 24, 2016 07:52am

Smokers’ Corner: Ayub’s republic

Studying Ayub’s regime may help military establishment as it attempts to revamp the country’s ideological narrative. Updated Apr 10, 2016 09:45am

Smokers’ Corner: Bad projections

The enemy is quite literally within. So repress the terrible realisation that the ogres might just be from among us. Updated Apr 03, 2016 12:11pm

Polar ends: Three conversations

You did not condemn that terror attack, so I will not condemn this one. But this is more condemnable than that. Published Mar 31, 2016 03:24pm

Smokers’ Corner: In a flux

Shift in thinking, narrative of establishment and teetering civilian polity has left religious parties feeling nervous. Updated Mar 27, 2016 10:00am

The beggar's banquet

‘Have you ever wanted to kill someone you thought is responsible for your poverty,’ I asked the beggar pointblank. Published Mar 24, 2016 01:12pm

Smokers’ Corner: Man of action

Many believe that among the heroes of the Pakistan Movement, Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi was an ‘anti-hero’. Updated Mar 20, 2016 09:37am

Pakistan: A people’s journey

NFP talks about the hopes of a nation that soared and crashed in the past six decades — and are on a rise again. Updated Mar 11, 2016 07:47pm

Smokers’ Corner: The acid test

The stance of the state and govt on religiously, socially and politically motivated terrorism seems to have matured. Updated Mar 06, 2016 09:26am

Reporting on the future

More than half a decade has gone by, yet the relevance of the 1954 report on anti-Ahmadi riots in Punjab is debatable. Updated Feb 28, 2016 10:47am