Dawn News

Zahid Hussain

A paradigm shift

An important part of Mullah Omar’s message is his appeal to maintain unity among Taliban ranks. Published Jul 22, 2015 02:34am

The looming IS threat

While the number of IS-affiliated fighters is small, divisions among the Afghan Taliban can swell their ranks. Published Jul 15, 2015 01:54am

The politics of punctures

Imran Khan’s fixation with the puncture theory has become an embarrassment for his own supporters. Updated Jul 08, 2015 09:00am

The Karachi tragedy

It was the callous attitude of an inept provincial regime that was responsible for the suffering in Karachi. Published Jul 01, 2015 05:57am

The PPP’s hour of reckoning

The current stand-off in Sindh is more than just the issue of worsening civil-military relations. Published Jun 24, 2015 02:42am

Beyond Zarb-i-Azb

A flaw in our approach towards terrorism is that we have focused entirely on military action. Published Jun 17, 2015 01:32am

Ghani’s frustration

The Afghan president has warned of reversing his policy of outreach if Pakistan failed to deliver. Published Jun 10, 2015 12:55am

New front opens in Balochistan

A reason for the escalation in attacks on civilians could be to destabilise the government in the province. Published Jun 03, 2015 06:25am

The Zulfiqar Mirza saga

The former Sindh home minister has proved a big attraction in this country’s theatre of the absurd. Updated May 27, 2015 08:48am

A state of inaction

While the militants operate freely, the space for moderate and saner voices is shrinking fast. Published May 20, 2015 02:12am

The Afghan thaw

The Qatar meeting shows there are some signs of flexibility in the Afghan Taliban’s approach. Published May 06, 2015 02:02am

Shrinking space for reason

Sabeen Mahmud’s killing is another reminder of how we are losing space for liberty and freedom of speech. Published Apr 29, 2015 02:16am

The battle for NA-246

Whatever the outcome of the by-election, the MQM appears to be on the back foot. Updated Apr 22, 2015 02:51am

Neutral but not really

The lack of a clear policy has placed Pakistan in an awkward diplomatic tangle. Updated Apr 15, 2015 02:02am

Bilawal banished

Many party insiders admit the family differences may keep the young Bhutto out of active politics for quite some time. Published Apr 13, 2015 06:20am

Not our war

Any decision to take sides in the Yemen conflict will have disastrous consequences for Pakistan. Published Apr 08, 2015 03:53am