Dawn News

Zahid Hussain

The plot thickens

Is it back to a collision course between the two Sharifs — the prime minister and the general? Updated Aug 19, 2015 09:32am

Death by stealth

Any action by the security forces without due judicial process fuels anarchy. Published Aug 12, 2015 01:13am

The death of a hermit

Being out of the field turned Mullah Omar into a symbolic figure who kept the Taliban organisation united. Published Aug 05, 2015 01:02am

The judgement and after

The PTI can recover if Khan manages to extricate himself from the groove of a single-track approach. Published Jul 29, 2015 01:21am

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