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Zahid Hussain

Of civil and military relations

An increasing role in internal security has led to greater involvement of the military in political matters. Updated Nov 30, 2016 10:30am

The general’s legacy

There has not been any controversy surrounding Gen Sharif — rare for an outgoing army chief. Updated Nov 23, 2016 08:11am

Reaping the whirlwind

Islamic State’s apparent involvement in the latest attacks shows it has gained a foothold in the region. Published Nov 16, 2016 02:07am

Change of army guard

Gen Raheel Sharif’s retirement is not likely to affect the military’s counter terrorism efforts. Published Nov 09, 2016 01:04am

Back from the brink?

The PTI’s strategy may have worked for now but its battle is far from over. Published Nov 02, 2016 01:59am

Sharif under siege

It is highly unlikely that the other opposition parties will come to Nawaz Sharif’s rescue this time. Published Oct 26, 2016 02:00am

Can Bilawal revive the party?

The PPP cannot hope to capture the imagination of the youth with the politics of the shrine. Published Oct 19, 2016 12:56pm

Imran Khan’s second assault

Is it just a political gamble, or is there something else in the PTI chief’s calculus? Updated Oct 12, 2016 09:22am

Modi’s new battle lines

Even a minor violation of the Indus Waters Treaty could push the two countries towards conflict. Published Sep 28, 2016 01:08am

From covert to overt

Brahamdagh’s decision to seek refuge in India has closed all doors for a political solution. Published Sep 21, 2016 01:26am

A dark comedy

In this battle of glibness, democracy suffers as everyone’s patriotism is called into question. Published Sep 07, 2016 12:54pm

Field Marshal Raheel Sharif?

It is most intriguing how the rumour about a mere proposal was circulated and politicised. Published Aug 24, 2016 01:23am

Waking up after a tragedy

The Quetta bombing has brought the military leadership and the government on the same page. Updated Aug 17, 2016 10:04am

Reflecting on the carnage

The presence of all kinds of militant groups makes Balochistan’s terror maze more complex. Updated Aug 10, 2016 06:52am

A quintessential rebel

Few in Pakistani politics could match Mairaj Mohammad Khan in public speaking when he was in his prime. Updated Aug 03, 2016 09:45am

Change of guard in Sindh

Will the new chief minister be allowed to take his own decisions, or will he be a mere figurehead? Published Jul 27, 2016 02:09am

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