Zahid Hussain

Unaccountable governance

Transparency and accountability are in short supply in our political culture. Published Jan 28, 2015 01:38am

Down a slippery slope

The military is asserting itself while the government seems to have abdicated responsibility. Published Jan 21, 2015 06:38am

Hard choice

The militants who massacred schoolchildren and beheaded soldiers surely committed war crimes. Published Jan 07, 2015 06:29am

2014: The iron hand

Footprints of Haqqanis are visible all over Miramshah. Most have fled but the troops have orders not to spare anyone. Published Jan 03, 2015 01:36pm

Tackling militancy in Punjab

Radical madressah networks in Punjab lie at the heart of Pakistan’s terrorism problem. Published Dec 31, 2014 06:36am

Outsourcing policy

There is no shortage of anti-terrorism laws in the country; the real issue is of their enforcement. Published Dec 24, 2014 05:45am

Tyrannical tactics

The PTI’s arrogance has become increasingly evident with the swelling of the crowds at its rallies. Updated Dec 17, 2014 07:12am

New strategic cooperation?

The apparent collaboration between Afghanistan and Pakistan signifies the mending of ties. Published Dec 10, 2014 07:36am

Options for Nawaz Sharif

What is most dangerous in this situation is the return of the government to its former ways of hubris. Updated Dec 03, 2014 09:03am

The limits of populism

It is one thing to draw large crowds at rallies and quite another to sustain the momentum. Updated Nov 26, 2014 09:06am

IS: a global challenge

The IS has become a source of inspiration for radical Islamists across the world. Published Nov 12, 2014 07:02am

A dangerous divide

The local government system, and not divisive slogans, should be the MQM’s focus. Updated Oct 29, 2014 09:14am

Beyond the politics of rallies

Lofty promises appeal to a frustrated populace; the danger is such pledges raise expectations that cannot be fulfilled. Updated Oct 22, 2014 05:03am

Can the PPP rise again?

The PPP leadership seems frozen in time, and the party appears to be losing even its traditional support base. Updated Oct 15, 2014 09:01am

Trial and tribulation

Is the MQM finally losing its unchallenged political supremacy over the country’s biggest city? Published Oct 01, 2014 03:43am

A flawed political transition

Political discord in Afghanistan could make it difficult for promises of aid to materialise. Published Sep 24, 2014 01:20am

Competing for jihadi space

The so-called Islamic State has links with various TTP factions and other Pakistani militant groups. Published Sep 10, 2014 01:02am