Zahid Hussain

Case of the missing poet

Case of the missing poet

These are the same political parties that, when in opposition, claimed to champion rights. Updated 29 May, 2024 09:00am
A state of chaos

A state of chaos

The establishment’s increasingly intrusive role has further diminished the credibility of the political dispensation. Updated 22 May, 2024 08:59am
Unending genocidal war

Unending genocidal war

Israel’s extension of the war to Rafah has intensified public outrage the world over. Updated 15 May, 2024 09:10am
The Dar story continues

The Dar story continues

One wonders what the rationale was for the foreign minister — a highly demanding, full-time job — being assigned various other political responsibilities. Updated 01 May, 2024 10:45am
The fissures within

The fissures within

it is not surprising that the balance of power in the hybrid arrangement is with the military establishment. Updated 24 Apr, 2024 09:28am
The risk of escalation

The risk of escalation

The silence of the US and some other Western countries over the raid on the Iranian consulate has only provided impunity to the Zionist state. Updated 17 Apr, 2024 09:22am
Complicit in genocide

Complicit in genocide

Germany has expressed little concern over the devastating impact of the Gaza war on Palestinians. Updated 10 Apr, 2024 10:58am
The judges have spoken

The judges have spoken

While the establishment’s interference is obvious, the judiciary’s credibility has also been hit. Updated 03 Apr, 2024 09:40am
Global terrorist threat

Global terrorist threat

A joint regional strategy is needed to deal with this common threat. Updated 27 Mar, 2024 09:53am
Targeting militant sanctuaries

Targeting militant sanctuaries

A wider conflagration’s spill-over effects will be disastrous for our internal and external security. Updated 20 Mar, 2024 09:27am
THE PHENOMENON OF ASIF ZARDARI

THE PHENOMENON OF ASIF ZARDARI

Having spent over a decade in prison and consistently mired in controversy, how has the PPP leader gone from being a pariah in Pakistani politics to becoming its undisputed kingmaker? Published 10 Mar, 2024 07:25am
The second coming

The second coming

Will the government have the capacity to take tough decisions and initiate structural reforms? Updated 06 Mar, 2024 09:55am
Sharif dynasty’s new face

Sharif dynasty’s new face

It’s a Pyrrhic victory for a dynasty that seems to have lost much political capital. Updated 28 Feb, 2024 10:13am
Hybrid rule 3.0?

Hybrid rule 3.0?

Re-engineering work is on to prop up the old order already rejected by the electorate. Updated 21 Feb, 2024 10:13am
Paradox of Election 2024

Paradox of Election 2024

Given the voters’ sentiments, it will not be a cakewalk for the PML-N. Updated 08 Feb, 2024 10:26am
The conviction and after

The conviction and after

Imran Khan’s conviction could widen the existing political polarisation and fuel instability. Updated 31 Jan, 2024 09:39am
New power game and polls

New power game and polls

The electoral battle is deemed to have already been won without a fight. Updated 24 Jan, 2024 10:01am
The judgement and after

The judgement and after

The hope for a democratic transition has been dented further by Saturday’s decision. Updated 17 Jan, 2024 09:39am