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Abbas Nasir

A little dissent, please

A little dissent, please

Peaceful dissent is vital for society. Each time we have forgotten this, the consequences have been disastrous. Published Dec 09, 2017 07:01am
Rocky ride ahead?

Rocky ride ahead?

The civilians and the military need to learn to work with each other. Published Dec 03, 2017 07:18am
Comparing chalk and cheese

Comparing chalk and cheese

Should the civil-military tussle prevent civilian setups from delivering good governance in areas where they do indeed Published Nov 25, 2017 07:06am
Some good news

Some good news

Pak-Afghan cooperation has helped reduce the incidence of polio. Published Nov 18, 2017 06:59am
Many pieces of the jigsaw

Many pieces of the jigsaw

Let’s look at why this shotgun marriage was fast becoming inevitable. Updated Nov 11, 2017 09:58am
What’s acceptable, what’s not

What’s acceptable, what’s not

The purpose isn’t to join one outraged camp or the other. It is simply to understand what happens in ER. Updated Nov 04, 2017 10:42am
Pink rays of light

Pink rays of light

Breast cancer is curable if detected early. What is not is a regressive mindset. Updated Oct 28, 2017 10:25am
Inspired by ‘Me too’

Inspired by ‘Me too’

For far too long, men have either been in denial or ignorant of the scale of the problem. Updated Oct 21, 2017 10:33am
The growing khaki shadow

The growing khaki shadow

The record of Pakistani rulers in uniform is no better; in fact, it is actually worse than that of the civilians. Published Oct 14, 2017 07:00am
A treasure trove of history

A treasure trove of history

Just a little access and the massage of journalists’ egos earned the military friends for life. Published Oct 07, 2017 06:08am
Telling dissent, treachery apart

Telling dissent, treachery apart

Why is it considered unpatriotic to argue that mainstreaming militants may be detrimental to Pakistan? Published Sep 30, 2017 06:01am
Disaster in the making?

Disaster in the making?

It has become extremely fashionable to condemn politicians for their real and perceived shortcomings and crimes. Published Sep 23, 2017 05:59am
Hasty departure of an ex-general

Hasty departure of an ex-general

Charges relate to Jayasuriya’s role in the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war when the UN estimated between... Published Sep 02, 2017 03:31am
Kicking Nawaz when he’s down

Kicking Nawaz when he’s down

Are the former PM’s rallies and speeches follies he’ll live to regret, or is there no other option? Updated Aug 31, 2017 08:08am
Presidential parliamentarians

Presidential parliamentarians

The only time Nawaz Sharif gave any importance to the forum to which he owed his office was when he was in trouble. Published Aug 12, 2017 07:13am
Stop this madness, please

Stop this madness, please

Only a woman knows what she goes through at the hands of men at home, in the street and in the workplace. Updated Aug 05, 2017 09:21am