Abbas Nasir

The crisis and divisions deepen

The crisis and divisions deepen

There is pressure on Shehbaz Sharif as his cabinet have started to say they’d rather not take the responsibility of clearing... Published 22 May, 2022 06:49am
POLITICS: SELLING OFF THE STATE SILVER

POLITICS: SELLING OFF THE STATE SILVER

The Toshakhana scandal presents a story of Pakistani greed. Imran Khan is hardly the first leader to have dipped into the state Published 15 May, 2022 08:16am
Chessboard challenges

Chessboard challenges

The government seems to be wasting its time on non-issues. Updated 08 May, 2022 09:06am
Ill-advised brinkmanship

Ill-advised brinkmanship

All this throwing the toys out of the pram will reflect poorly on Imran Khan and some of his top aides. Updated 10 Apr, 2022 08:55am
When the dust settles

When the dust settles

Let the will of the people be determined in a free, fair and transparent process, and then let it prevail. Updated 03 Apr, 2022 09:00am
Why is the PM in election mode?

Why is the PM in election mode?

It remains to be seen whether the ‘surprise’ to be delivered at the March 27 rally will alter a dismal scenario for the govt. Updated 27 Mar, 2022 08:54am
Beyond the inevitable

Beyond the inevitable

One is not sure whether this venom that has been injected into us can ever be sucked out again. Updated 20 Mar, 2022 08:36am
Writing’s on the wall

Writing’s on the wall

The prime minister will not be able to retain his majority in parliament and survive in office. Updated 13 Mar, 2022 09:30am
When PTI needs friends …

When PTI needs friends …

The PTI has alienated whatever support it may have had among democratic-minded Pakistanis. Updated 27 Feb, 2022 09:24am
Misogyny unites PTI, JUI-F

Misogyny unites PTI, JUI-F

We men would turn murderous if we faced a fraction of what women are subjected to during the course of their everyday life. Updated 20 Feb, 2022 08:35am
A moment of deep shame

A moment of deep shame

We prefer to chase red herrings and cover pointless statements, even as we relegate the real issues to obscurity. Updated 13 Feb, 2022 09:51am
Humbly before the CJ

Humbly before the CJ

Where a diversity of opinion exists on substantive issues, its expression can only be for the collective good. Updated 06 Feb, 2022 09:17am
Faith in the political process

Faith in the political process

The only meaningful reform in society can come from ensuring that the rule of law is supreme. Updated 30 Jan, 2022 09:26am
A flicker of hope?

A flicker of hope?

What’s the point of looking far and wide for solutions when we have the answers in the Constitution? Updated 23 Jan, 2022 08:39am
Non-starter of a policy

Non-starter of a policy

Bizarrely, this ‘citizen-centric’ document was not presented in parliament, a forum representing the people’s collective will. Updated 16 Jan, 2022 09:00am