Abbas Nasir

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
Dreadful December

Dreadful December

The continuing loss of life exacted by the pandemic will temper the festivities. Published 27 Dec, 2020 07:13am
PDM rally takeaway

PDM rally takeaway

No analyst actually looked at the impact that the government restrictions may have had. Published 20 Dec, 2020 06:56am
Does PDM have an N-option?

Does PDM have an N-option?

Save for a couple of elections in our history, all others have witnessed varying degrees of intervention. Published 13 Dec, 2020 06:41am
What’s news, what isn’t

What’s news, what isn’t

Anyone who wishes to consume ‘news’ based on the ‘what is newsworthy’ criterion, is left feeling shortchanged. Updated 06 Dec, 2020 08:13am
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