Abbas Nasir

Hail the heroes

The much-maligned elected civilian politicians may have a lot to answer for but it is equally true that they were never Published Jan 19, 2020 07:16am

Parties must pause, think

It is of course for the parties to decide such issues within, rather than these being anybody else’s call. Updated Jan 12, 2020 07:21am

A battle for crumbs

For now, they will be content with ‘sharing’ power in the larger ‘national interest’. Updated Jan 05, 2020 07:38am

2020: a make-or-break year

Its first 18 months in power have seen the government limping from one crisis to another. Published Dec 29, 2019 07:17am

Para 66 kerfuffle

Once the detailed verdict was out, one paragraph seemed to have acquired a life greater than the entire judgement. Published Dec 22, 2019 07:25am

One big hospital ward

Not too many have focused on the abject, miserable failure that is the Punjab government. Published Dec 15, 2019 07:14am

In the cross hairs again

Only the very pretentious among the members of the Fourth Estate will believe they cause governments to fall. Updated Dec 08, 2019 02:46pm

The extension imbroglio

Even mainstream ‘opposition’ parties have not felt embarrassed about dancing to the establishment’s tune. Updated Dec 01, 2019 10:20am

No method to PTI madness

This was a low-cost solution to removing a painful thorn in the side. Published Nov 17, 2019 07:08am

Wishing Mian Sahib well

Any observer would have said that the party in power and its key functionaries were heartless and bereft of humanity. Updated Nov 10, 2019 07:14am

Azadi March conundrum

Anyone who wrote off the JUI-F chief as a politician and thought his career was over will now be discarding that script. Updated Nov 03, 2019 09:28am

Image often mirrors reality

Going by the arrogance of our rulers, one seriously doubts that they would be open to any counsel, but try one must. Published Oct 20, 2019 06:59am

Same page, same difference

Winning the 2013 election, Nawaz appeared to be different to the compliant politician who’d been nurtured by Zia. Updated Oct 12, 2019 09:28am

A personal loss

It is incumbent on journalists to also acknowledge that the role of professionals like Niloufer is not celebrated enough Published Oct 05, 2019 07:10am

Must-haves for Islamic channel

Opening up our own societies and moving them in the direction of tolerance for diverse opinions would go a long way. Updated Sep 28, 2019 10:10am

Is the PTI getting nervous?

What is the govt fearing that it feels it must acquire the capacity to take cases against media to special tribunals? Updated Sep 21, 2019 09:37am