25 July, 2014 / Ramazan 26, 1435

Zahid Hussain

A part-time leader

As a leader, the absent Nawaz Sharif is expected to focus on the job for which he was elected.

How the deal was done

Musharraf failed to realise the shifting power matrix that came with the shedding of his uniform and the 2008 elections.

ISIS is no Taliban

The goal of ISIS is to extend its rule over the entire Muslim world.

Blocking the revolving door

Cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan is imperative for the success of the North Waziristan operation.

The Qadri factor

One wonders if Qadri is just a maverick or a cog in a wider power play.

Reclaiming North Waziristan

The latest military campaign is far more complex than any other undertaken by the security forces so far.

Inaction or capitulation?

The Karachi airport attack once again exposed the vulnerability of our security system.

Afghanistan: a messy endgame

SHORT of declaring victory the Obama administration has announced it is ready to ‘turn the page’ on America’s...

Revenge as strategy

IT is fighting season once again in North Waziristan, with air force jets and helicopter gunships pounding suspected...

Murder in the name of faith

THE fate of 65-year-old Khalil Ahmed was sealed on the day he was accused of blasphemy. It was his death warrant. He...

A tale of two rallies

THE two rallies in the twin cities on Sunday evening did not have much in common except for their anti-government...

Shift in the balance of power

THE season of commentary on civil-military relations is once again upon us. There has been much discourse on the...

A disaster in waiting

IT seems like déjà vu. The empire has struck back, orchestrating a media campaign and public rallies in its...

A state of anarchy

THE deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics....

Afghan election and beyond

IT will indeed be a rare feat for an Afghan ruler to leave office alive and hand over the charge to his elected...

Brave journalists on the frontline

JOURNALISTS have always faced extreme danger in war zones. It’s a risk that comes with the job. ‘Wrong time,...

The siege within

ON his return to London after signing the Munich agreement in September 1938, British prime minister Neville...

Resurgence of Jihad Inc

OUR resurgent jihad factory seems to be working overtime, supplying well-trained and highly motivated fighters for...

What’s the deal?

IT is indeed a very generous ‘gift’ from a friendly Muslim country — $1.5 billion is not a small sum of money...

When killers become ‘patriots’

OUR interior minister epitomises all that is going wrong with the country’s internal security. His histrionics ...