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Zahid Hussain

Lessons of a failed coup

The danger of the military striking back has not gone away as Erdogan consolidates his power. Updated Jul 20, 2016 09:00am

Let Edhi be Edhi

The philanthropist would have preferred to have made his last journey on the shoulders of ordinary people. Updated Jul 13, 2016 08:52am

Murder in the name of faith

The profiles of the Dhaka restaurant killers and those involved in Karachi’s Safoora bus carnage are similar. Updated Jul 07, 2016 08:55am

Funding bigotry

The KP government’s funding of a radical seminary raises questions about the PTI’s adherence to NAP. Updated Jun 29, 2016 10:54am

The absentee prime minister

His illness may have given him temporary relief but the prime minister’s problems are far from over. Published Jun 22, 2016 05:21am

Carnage and Trumpism

What is most appalling is that the tragedy in Orlando is being used to generate hatred. Published Jun 15, 2016 04:22am

The great leap forward

China set aside its disputes with other countries in order not to deviate from its main focus on the economy. Published Jun 08, 2016 07:08am

A messy affair

Nawaz Sharif is neither Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto nor Benazir Bhutto, who took a deep interest in global affairs. Published Jun 01, 2016 07:07am

The Taliban tightrope

Mullah Mansour’s death has further exposed the confusion in Pakistan’s Afghan policy. Published May 25, 2016 04:13am

What’s next for Nawaz Sharif?

Political gamesmanship in the National Assembly has further deepened the political crisis. Published May 18, 2016 01:34am

Murders most gruesome

Law-enforcement agencies are not expected to resort to the same methods as criminals and terrorists. Published May 11, 2016 05:07am

Line in the sand

With the Panama scandal still unfolding, one is not sure how far this grouping of disparate political forces can go. Published May 04, 2016 06:10am

Fighting the Chotoo gang

There are many badlands across the country where the authority of the state is non-existent. Published Apr 20, 2016 02:14am

Probing ‘Panamagate’

What the Panama Papers really depict is the corruption of our political system. Published Apr 13, 2016 02:14am

Power and greed

The Panama leaks provide just a glimpse of the money that has been taken out of the country. Updated Apr 06, 2016 09:10am

A nation under siege

Sunday’s incidents laid bare the government’s patchy and lacklustre response to violent extremism. Updated Mar 30, 2016 09:25am

The Musharraf episode

For the PM, allowing Musharraf to leave the country was, perhaps, a necessary accommodation with the army. Updated Mar 23, 2016 08:25am

MQM: the battle within

Despite all the pressures and problems, the MQM’s vote bank has largely remained intact. Published Mar 16, 2016 01:19am

The state and justice

It was essentially the weakness of the state that allowed zealots to turn a murderer into a saint. Published Mar 09, 2016 02:32am