Abbas Nasir

Adventures of the famous six

Adventures of the famous six

Our judiciary has been at the receiving end of untold pressure since the country’s inception. Updated 07 Apr, 2024 09:52am
Who to blame for the mess?

Who to blame for the mess?

There is no apparent desire or ability among the key players to address what may be the gravest existentialist threat to Pakistan. Updated 31 Mar, 2024 10:48am
Stay off the Irsa minefield

Stay off the Irsa minefield

A vibrant federation that guarantees the rights of all federating units is a prerequisite for national unity. Updated 24 Mar, 2024 09:59am
Sailing in the same boat

Sailing in the same boat

Will Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif ever see eye to eye on the need for a genuine democratic transition in the country? Updated 17 Mar, 2024 09:48am
Women define leadership

Women define leadership

Mahrang Baloch is a reminder why the state needs to engage with those holding an opinion different from it. Published 03 Mar, 2024 07:38am
Route to political longevity

Route to political longevity

If the parties fail to earn the trust of the electorate, especially new voters, they won’t get another chance as anarchy and even fascism may beckon. Updated 25 Feb, 2024 09:20am
Controlled chaos? Think not

Controlled chaos? Think not

Endless political engineering experiments will always result in some undesirable mutations. Updated 18 Feb, 2024 09:36am
Almost a century, with no bat

Almost a century, with no bat

The past may be another country as the election demonstrated. But we aren’t known to learn from our mistakes. Updated 11 Feb, 2024 09:29am
Turning back the clock

Turning back the clock

If Imran Khan wishes to curtail the establishment’s role in politics, he would need to build bridges with potential allies. Updated 04 Feb, 2024 09:51am
Viva South Africa

Viva South Africa

True to Mandela’s spirit, South Africa has gone and stood in the corner of the oppressed. Updated 14 Jan, 2024 09:13am
The Baloch question

The Baloch question

I am despondent that any of our big politicians have what it takes to address this vexing issue. Published 07 Jan, 2024 08:46am
When time doesn’t fly

When time doesn’t fly

Explosions fill the air, huge clouds of smoke and dust rise up as fire obliterates any sign of life that survived the blast. Updated 31 Dec, 2023 08:56am
Back to square one again?

Back to square one again?

It takes a visionary leadership to reach out to groups responsible for inflicting pain on the state. Updated 24 Dec, 2023 09:38am
Polls and beyond

Polls and beyond

The PTI’s options may appear limited but it isn’t out of them. Updated 17 Dec, 2023 09:41am
The indomitable Gaza spirit

The indomitable Gaza spirit

The Israeli objective of executing the second Nakba would have been accomplished had it not been for Palestinian valour. Updated 10 Dec, 2023 09:22am
Why rumours of poll delay?

Why rumours of poll delay?

Elections, no matter how far from ideal, serve as a release valve for the have-nots in particular. Updated 03 Dec, 2023 03:52pm