Abbas Nasir

The emerging equilibrium

The emerging equilibrium

Even if he is allowed to leave, Shehbaz Sharif will have a mountain to climb. Published 09 May, 2021 07:03am
Rudderless in the Covid storm

Rudderless in the Covid storm

Any talk of restricting movement of people, of limiting huge congregations, which are called superspreader events, is taboo. Updated 25 Apr, 2021 08:14am
Missing I.A. Rehman’s wisdom

Missing I.A. Rehman’s wisdom

Does the state of Pakistan, all institutions included, have the political will to address the runaway intolerance in society and Published 18 Apr, 2021 07:24am
Let women be, control the man

Let women be, control the man

Men need to be educated and then read the riot act. The enforcement of the law must be merciless in such cases. Updated 11 Apr, 2021 01:00pm
PDM collapse no relief for PTI

PDM collapse no relief for PTI

This remarkable day in the life of the PTI at the centre was replicated by a day in the life of the PTI in Punjab. Updated 04 Apr, 2021 08:18am
The rocky road to peace

The rocky road to peace

An unjust peace can’t deliver the sort of stability everyone in the region yearns for. Updated 28 Mar, 2021 08:34am
Imperatives for security

Imperatives for security

It is apparent what sort of challenges the authors of Pakistan’s national security policy will face in the coming months. Updated 21 Mar, 2021 08:28am
Never a dull moment

Never a dull moment

Does the opposition have the appeal to galvanise its claimed massive support? Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:47am
Cornered tiger or lame duck?

Cornered tiger or lame duck?

So, where do we go next? Clearly, the next indication will be the Senate chairman’s election. Published 07 Mar, 2021 06:54am
Crumbs of neutrality?

Crumbs of neutrality?

One must assess the opposition’s new-found realisation that the establishment has suddenly become neutral. Published 28 Feb, 2021 06:33am
Lost moral high ground

Lost moral high ground

Elections are always highly charged but rarely has the ECP issued the kind of damning statement it did. Published 21 Feb, 2021 07:02am
Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

A number of this week’s main news items were generated by the superior courts. Published 14 Feb, 2021 06:45am
Region in flux; policy responses

Region in flux; policy responses

Pakistan will need to put its best foot forward in policy responses to come out ahead in the face of so many changes. Published 07 Feb, 2021 07:48am
LIVING IN THE AGE OF ‘FAKE NEWS’

LIVING IN THE AGE OF ‘FAKE NEWS’

In an era when the line between deliberate disinformation and news challenging dominant narratives has been blurred to suit the Published 31 Jan, 2021 08:53am
Misplaced PTI euphoria?

Misplaced PTI euphoria?

To blame democracy for our slow growth is a bit much. We need only look at other democracies to understand this point. Published 31 Jan, 2021 08:10am
Misplaced anger at poor show

Misplaced anger at poor show

In the UK, when a party is elected to office after being in the opposition, its leader takes over as prime minister seamlessly. Published 24 Jan, 2021 06:43am
Broadsheetgate

Broadsheetgate

The competence that has underlined NAB and its actions has cost us dearly now and even in 2008. Updated 17 Jan, 2021 08:02am
Lethal blackmail arsenal

Lethal blackmail arsenal

If the same proportion of about 220m Pakistanis had been killed as the Hazaras have lost of their own, the toll would be close to Published 10 Jan, 2021 08:50am
PDM obits are premature

PDM obits are premature

The deciding factor will be how much punch the alliance can pack to back its narrative. Updated 04 Jan, 2021 07:50am