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Abbas Nasir

A welcome CPEC benefit

The benefits of this investment can only be accurately assessed if its impact on terrorism can be calculated. Updated Mar 18, 2017 09:12am

To play or not to play

The day of the PSL final was quite cathartic in more ways than one. Updated Mar 11, 2017 09:15am

When art doesn’t mimic life

Many episodes of ‘Homeland’ reflect every bias that one sees in the foreign media about Pakistan and its security... Published Mar 04, 2017 01:34am

What military ops can’t deliver

The launch of every operation raises hopes that terrorism will be eliminated. Such expectations are unreal. Published Feb 25, 2017 02:46am

Staying the course after Sehwan

What is actually the point of saying the same thing over and over when nobody is listening? Published Feb 18, 2017 12:56pm

Let there be no silence

If silence was a panacea, Dec 16, 1971 would not have happened. The biggest national tragedy hit us like an express Published Feb 11, 2017 01:39am

Diplomat uses sledgehammer

With such luminaries articulating our foreign policy, the only certainty is that we will continue to remain adrift. Published Feb 04, 2017 01:26am

Unnecessary one-upmanship

Both the government and the army have their hands full with issues that can potentially derail Pakistan. Published Jan 28, 2017 01:11am

The more things change...

Doesn’t Tayaba represent our collective shame, failure; our inability to live by any principles, rules or just humanity? Published Jan 14, 2017 01:35am

Will Gen Bajwa walk the talk?

The army chief’s proposal for a people-centric approach to Balochistan is significant. Updated Jan 07, 2017 11:17am

Return of a political deal-maker

Zardari’s planned parliament entry will rank as among the most significant developments of 2017. Published Dec 31, 2016 01:57am

Grateful for small mercies

Rather than find comfort in falsehoods, one should focus on delivering development and the rule of law to the Baloch. Updated Dec 24, 2016 06:03am

Thank you, Justice Isa

We seem determined to ignore our past follies and do not allow anything to be learnt from our own bitter experiences. Published Dec 17, 2016 12:56pm

Insensitive crash coverage

In the coverage of the PK661 tragedy, some news channels took matters to ludicrous levels. Updated Dec 10, 2016 11:12am

Eloquent tale of PPP’s journey

A frail young woman defiantly looked the military dictator in the eye and told him what she thought of him, regardless Published Dec 03, 2016 02:11am

Challenges for the new army chief

There is a complicated agenda the new chief has to start addressing practically within hours of his elevation. Updated Nov 26, 2016 11:24am

Unfinished agenda needs focus

The situation is such that whoever replaces Gen Raheel Sharif will not be allowed a long settling-in period. Updated Nov 19, 2016 07:11am

All eyes on the apex court

Some observers are right to ask if the apex court is not overstretching itself but in this environment many eyes are Published Nov 12, 2016 01:02am