Abbas Nasir

Lull before the storm

Lull before the storm

It does not take rocket science to figure out why each of the two sides is taking the stand it is. Updated 24 Oct, 2021 08:08am
A better day can dawn

A better day can dawn

Those who rather cleverly undermined popular will also made a bed in which they must lie now. Published 10 Oct, 2021 06:35am
Hoping for miracles

Hoping for miracles

Pakistan will be exposed to international recrimination if the Taliban revert to their old ways. Updated 26 Sep, 2021 09:23am
Big win, bigger challenges

Big win, bigger challenges

Pakistan should be smug. It is not. There are a number of likely scenarios that must be the source of its unease. Updated 19 Sep, 2021 01:46pm
Beyond the Serena swagger

Beyond the Serena swagger

They need international cooperation, even if recognition is not on the cards as we speak. Updated 12 Sep, 2021 08:25am
To amend or not to amend

To amend or not to amend

People are aware of their rights enshrined in the Constitution and won’t sit by idly being deprived of those yet again. Published 05 Sep, 2021 07:15am
Women to face the brunt

Women to face the brunt

Do such numbers of those who lost their lives on the battlefield, belong to a force with no appetite for a fight? Published 22 Aug, 2021 07:20am
To Afghans with nowhere to go

To Afghans with nowhere to go

‘This means I am going to lose … everything my father and I and my whole family have worked for.’ Updated 15 Aug, 2021 08:33am
Covid travel notes

Covid travel notes

The tourists are here like a tidal wave and have swamped everything from beaches to roads to supermarkets to restaurants to local Published 08 Aug, 2021 06:52am
Coping with Covid perils

Coping with Covid perils

Little accountability in countries such as India and Pakistan has meant whimsical decision-making. Published 01 Aug, 2021 07:04am
De-programming the robot

De-programming the robot

The robot that is programmed to be a predator, to dominate, to hurt, to rape, to kill, will do as he pleases, where he pleases... Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:03am
A life cut short so cruelly

A life cut short so cruelly

Danish Siddiqui represented the best in journalism at a time when all kinds of charlatans have invaded the profession. Published 18 Jul, 2021 07:07am
Balochistan conundrum

Balochistan conundrum

So much blood has been shed, with very few families in the Baloch heartland unaffected by tragedy. Updated 12 Jul, 2021 08:14am
Looming Afghan disaster

Looming Afghan disaster

Pakistan’s hopes that the Taliban will always be a trusted ally who will pay heed to Islamabad’s concerns are long gone. Updated 04 Jul, 2021 07:37am
Not all is doom and gloom

Not all is doom and gloom

Communities are assisted in building infrastructure they think they need. Published 27 Jun, 2021 06:52am
Train crash tragedy foretold

Train crash tragedy foretold

Higher-ups had been warning of an impending disaster but did nothing to prevent it. Published 20 Jun, 2021 06:29am
PML-N bad cop outfoxed

PML-N bad cop outfoxed

The feel-good factor can cancel out some of the very negative perceptions about the PTI among low-income voters. Updated 13 Jun, 2021 08:10am