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Abbas Nasir

A promising future beckons

A promising future beckons

The knowledge that the hands shaping the world in a small, humble way will be much safer than your own is comforting... Published Jul 22, 2017 07:01am
London property fetish

London property fetish

Rich Pakistanis seem to have a fetish for London properties even at a time when many old-time Londoners have to move out Updated Jul 15, 2017 08:18am
Does a bright future beckon?

Does a bright future beckon?

The positive message is that the only route forward lies via electoral politics and no other option seems to be... Published Jul 08, 2017 06:58am
A kingdom in transition

A kingdom in transition

One hopes that the new crown prince’s prize hire, retired Gen Raheel Sharif, can offer wise counsel to his employer to Published Jun 24, 2017 02:05am
That was just not cricket

That was just not cricket

The pain, the joy, the heartbreak, the utter ecstasy in most, or dare I say all but a few, cases were all about cricket. Published Jun 20, 2017 07:14pm
THAT WAS JUST NOT CRICKET

THAT WAS JUST NOT CRICKET

I bet I was not the only one pinching myself in disbelief. It was actually happening Updated Jun 20, 2017 07:17pm
Social media minefield

Social media minefield

The Twitter timelines of various people represent a much richer mix of positions than those witnessed on television. Published Jun 17, 2017 04:26am
A cry for calm hands

A cry for calm hands

The Iranian ministers’ reaction to the Tehran attacks shows a level of maturity that has not been seen of late. Published Jun 10, 2017 06:33am
The PML-N pedigree

The PML-N pedigree

The moral of this story is that the Sharifs are quick to hang out to dry middle-class leaders when they perceive Published Jun 03, 2017 02:42am
Foreign policy straitjacket

Foreign policy straitjacket

The way our foreign policy is crafted and implemented leaves the leadership more or less bereft of options. Updated May 27, 2017 07:26am
Muzzling social media

Muzzling social media

If the government’s warning is meant for political opponents, it is unacceptable and condemnable. Updated May 20, 2017 03:07am
Method to madness?

Method to madness?

Pakistan’s dilemma would only have been deepened by the Saudi defence minister’s resort to unkind terms to describe Updated May 13, 2017 06:01am
Weapons of self-destruction

Weapons of self-destruction

Maryam Nawaz had started out steadily but of late seems to be receiving very unwise advice. Updated May 06, 2017 04:12pm
Making a habit of follies

Making a habit of follies

Regardless of how Ehsanullah Ehsan was taken into custody, the manner in which this success has been handled leaves Published Apr 29, 2017 01:48am
Tainted but intact

Tainted but intact

Propriety is as rare in this breed of politicians as probity, whether financial or in terms of governance. Published Apr 22, 2017 01:06am
Outrage fatigue

Outrage fatigue

You wish to ‘sort’ someone out? The quickest way of assuring their destruction is to accuse them of blasphemy. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:27pm
Bravo Dr Riaz Ahmed

Bravo Dr Riaz Ahmed

What reassurance does the state need that we are all on the same side? Published Apr 08, 2017 03:29am