Abbas Nasir

Crying need for clean slate

Crying need for clean slate

For Dr Awan to try and make an issue out of how the mortal remains of the Sharifs’ mother were being brought home was heartless. Published 29 Nov, 2020 06:53am
Desperately seeking Rudy

Desperately seeking Rudy

We are in for trying times and we don’t have a Rudy Giuliani to provide comic relief. Published 22 Nov, 2020 07:30am
Mixed messages or signals?

Mixed messages or signals?

While all sides may have spoken about a need for a national dialogue, there are few specifics about how the paradigm can be reset. Updated 15 Nov, 2020 08:13am
Is PDM imperilled?

Is PDM imperilled?

There is great bonhomie between the young leaders of the PPP and PML-N as has been evidenced a number of times. Published 08 Nov, 2020 06:58am
No more traitor labels, please

No more traitor labels, please

A cursory look at Pakistan’s history will tell us that the traitors of today, become the patriots of tomorrow. Updated 01 Nov, 2020 08:29am
A relief Ali Imran is back

A relief Ali Imran is back

Ten days is a long time and many sceptical observers see the ball having been kicked into long grass. Updated 25 Oct, 2020 08:02am
Up the escalation ladder?

Up the escalation ladder?

Those of us who heard Nawaz live were dumbstruck at how direct he chose to be. Updated 18 Oct, 2020 01:15pm
It’s all about politics

It’s all about politics

The name-calling game is stale and bereft of imagination. Yet it is played each time. Updated 11 Oct, 2020 09:00am
PML-N in untested waters

PML-N in untested waters

If large swathes of Punjab are really unhappy with the way they have been left in dire straits, they will respond to the... Published 04 Oct, 2020 08:13am
Stage set for final round?

Stage set for final round?

Nawaz Sharif’s address and his daughter’s public statements marked the end of the PML-N’s appeasement policy. Updated 27 Sep, 2020 08:54am
Death by a thousand cuts

Death by a thousand cuts

The user can disappear and then reappear days, weeks or even months later, totally cleansed of ideology or conscience or sense of Published 13 Sep, 2020 06:51am
What a sordid saga

What a sordid saga

Media anchors close to the powers that be suggest that everyone in this ‘hybrid’ regime is on the same page. Published 06 Sep, 2020 07:15am
Moving beyond the outrage

Moving beyond the outrage

Let’s not be distracted by red herrings — whether of the separate province or repeal of the 18th Amendment. Updated 30 Aug, 2020 09:03am
Points to ponder, Maryam

Points to ponder, Maryam

As a young leader who will not just lead her party but may also head the opposition or a possible coalition, there is something Published 23 Aug, 2020 07:37am
Travesty unlimited

Travesty unlimited

His father’s protestations were ignored. He was tied up, carried to the road outside, dumped on the ground and shot dead. Published 16 Aug, 2020 07:11am
Memories of another Beirut

Memories of another Beirut

On a road trip from Pakistan to Lebanon via Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the mind of a young boy could not see the Published 09 Aug, 2020 06:52am
Red herring debate

Red herring debate

It’s unfair to suspect dual nationals’ patriotism. Updated 02 Aug, 2020 12:06pm
Grateful for Mati

Grateful for Mati

There is an army of those who toe the line with such relish that you marvel at their audacity when they insist on being called Published 26 Jul, 2020 07:28am