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Abbas Nasir

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

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

You wish to ‘sort’ someone out? The quickest way of assuring their destruction is to accuse them of blasphemy. Published Apr 15, 2017 06:43am

Bravo Dr Riaz Ahmed

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

Thank you Raheel Sharif?

The former army chief had, it was said, set certain conditions before he accepted the reportedly $1million a year job. Published Apr 01, 2017 07:06am

An affront to fallen heroes

Disagreement on policy issues or even in personal disputes should be no reason to level false allegations. Published Mar 25, 2017 01:57am

A welcome CPEC benefit

The benefits of this investment can only be accurately assessed if its impact on terrorism can be calculated. Updated Mar 18, 2017 09:12am

To play or not to play

The day of the PSL final was quite cathartic in more ways than one. Updated Mar 11, 2017 09:15am

When art doesn’t mimic life

Many episodes of ‘Homeland’ reflect every bias that one sees in the foreign media about Pakistan and its security... Published Mar 04, 2017 01:34am

What military ops can’t deliver

The launch of every operation raises hopes that terrorism will be eliminated. Such expectations are unreal. Published Feb 25, 2017 02:46am

Staying the course after Sehwan

What is actually the point of saying the same thing over and over when nobody is listening? Published Feb 18, 2017 12:56pm

Let there be no silence

If silence was a panacea, Dec 16, 1971 would not have happened. The biggest national tragedy hit us like an express Published Feb 11, 2017 01:39am

Diplomat uses sledgehammer

With such luminaries articulating our foreign policy, the only certainty is that we will continue to remain adrift. Published Feb 04, 2017 01:26am

Unnecessary one-upmanship

Both the government and the army have their hands full with issues that can potentially derail Pakistan. Published Jan 28, 2017 01:11am

The more things change...

Doesn’t Tayaba represent our collective shame, failure; our inability to live by any principles, rules or just humanity? Published Jan 14, 2017 01:35am

Will Gen Bajwa walk the talk?

The army chief’s proposal for a people-centric approach to Balochistan is significant. Updated Jan 07, 2017 11:17am

Return of a political deal-maker

Zardari’s planned parliament entry will rank as among the most significant developments of 2017. Published Dec 31, 2016 01:57am

Grateful for small mercies

Rather than find comfort in falsehoods, one should focus on delivering development and the rule of law to the Baloch. Updated Dec 24, 2016 06:03am

Thank you, Justice Isa

We seem determined to ignore our past follies and do not allow anything to be learnt from our own bitter experiences. Published Dec 17, 2016 12:56pm