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Zahid Hussain

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

Middle East conundrum

The realignment of forces has produced strange bedfellows, underscoring the region’s complexity. Published Apr 01, 2015 01:08am

Dead man talking

Prisoners on death row are never heard making public statements and that too via video camera. It was extremely... Updated Mar 25, 2015 08:15am

America’s Afghan wars

The revival of the Afghan Taliban as a powerful insurgent force should not come as a surprise. Published Mar 18, 2015 01:34am

Destruction of the past

The erasure of a major archaeological site by the IS should serve as a wakeup call. Published Mar 11, 2015 07:14am

A high-stakes game

Trading votes for money is not unusual in Senate polls. But this time the allegations are stronger. Published Mar 04, 2015 03:30am

Obama’s counterterrorism

What is missing in Obama’s anti-militancy approach is the lack of recognition of the real issues. Published Feb 25, 2015 06:46am

Karachi: a hard city

Blood comes cheap in Pakistan’s largest city, and any resistance to intruders could cost people their lives. Updated Feb 18, 2015 07:56am

Criminalisation of politics

Predictably, the MQM leaders have dismissed the JIT report as a conspiracy of the establishment. Published Feb 11, 2015 06:48am

Justice on trial

The extremists have gained ground because of the moral bankruptcy of our political leadership. Published Feb 04, 2015 01:23am

Unaccountable governance

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