Zahid Hussain

Crime and politics

It is important to expose Uzair Baloch’s political patrons. Updated Feb 03, 2016 08:18am

The general’s retirement

It is expected from a professional soldier to bow out gracefully rather than seek to prolong his tenure. Updated Jan 27, 2016 08:02am

The demon we created

Many believe that the Pathankot raid and the alleged involvement of JeM may constitute a tipping point. Updated Jan 20, 2016 07:41am

State and non-state actors

It is not just cross-border involvement but also the activities of banned outfits at home that raises questions. Published Jan 13, 2016 07:18am

The Saudi-Iran showdown

Rising Saudi-Iran tensions may jeopardise Syrian peace negotiations that had raised hopes of a diplomatic solution. Published Jan 06, 2016 01:22am

Significant, but not enough

Shawal is believed to mostly be clear of militants but there is a long way to go before the territory can be secure. Updated Jan 04, 2016 10:47am

Beyond symbolism

One must not have unrealistic expectations of the Modi-Sharif diplomatic dance. Updated Dec 30, 2015 11:06am

A flawed alliance

The Saudi role in fighting IS that has established its brutal rule in parts of Iraq and Syria has remained dubious. Published Dec 23, 2015 01:03am

APS tragedy: forever etched

It was, perhaps, the gravest moment even for this country that has seen so many tragedies and bled so many times. Updated Jan 20, 2016 12:32pm

The MQM phenomenon

Not for the first time has the MQM survived a security operation and bounced back with a bigger public mandate. Updated Dec 09, 2015 09:54am

A new window of opportunity?

The prime minister’s meeting with the Afghan president in Paris has fuelled hopes for better ties. Published Dec 02, 2015 01:45am

Reclaiming the original ideology

Liberal democracy was the core ideology of Pakistan’s founding, as articulated by the Quaid himself. Updated Nov 25, 2015 11:17am

The new ‘war on terror’

The militant Islamic State group has much greater appeal for radical Muslims than other such outfits. Updated Nov 18, 2015 08:08am

Another Sharif in Washington

The general may find America’s wish list trickier on his second visit to the country as army chief. Updated Nov 11, 2015 10:49am

A narrow security paradigm

Neither the government nor the military is willing to accept the modern concept of national security. Published Oct 28, 2015 02:33am

The PTI’s newest mantra

Calling for foreign intervention in our domestic affairs has become a part of our political culture. Updated Oct 21, 2015 08:17am

Confronting the demon

Acceptance of killings in the name of Islam even by educated sections of society is most alarming. Updated Oct 14, 2015 08:24am

Pakistan’s Afghan predicament

Our dilemma has worsened with the breakdown of relations with Kabul after a brief period of bonhomie. Published Oct 07, 2015 01:48am

Reforming the United Nations

The structure of the UN Security Council does not reflect the diversity of the present member-states. Published Sep 30, 2015 02:24am