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Abbas Nasir

Muzzling social media

Muzzling social media

If the government’s warning is meant for political opponents, it is unacceptable and condemnable. Updated May 20, 2017 03:07am
Method to madness?

Method to madness?

Pakistan’s dilemma would only have been deepened by the Saudi defence minister’s resort to unkind terms to describe Updated May 13, 2017 06:01am
Weapons of self-destruction

Weapons of self-destruction

Maryam Nawaz had started out steadily but of late seems to be receiving very unwise advice. Updated May 06, 2017 04:12pm
Making a habit of follies

Making a habit of follies

Regardless of how Ehsanullah Ehsan was taken into custody, the manner in which this success has been handled leaves Published Apr 29, 2017 01:48am
Tainted but intact

Tainted but intact

Propriety is as rare in this breed of politicians as probity, whether financial or in terms of governance. Published Apr 22, 2017 01:06am
Outrage fatigue

Outrage fatigue

You wish to ‘sort’ someone out? The quickest way of assuring their destruction is to accuse them of blasphemy. Published Apr 15, 2017 06:43am
Bravo Dr Riaz Ahmed

Bravo Dr Riaz Ahmed

What reassurance does the state need that we are all on the same side? Published Apr 08, 2017 03:29am
Thank you Raheel Sharif?

Thank you Raheel Sharif?

The former army chief had, it was said, set certain conditions before he accepted the reportedly $1million a year job. Published Apr 01, 2017 07:06am
An affront to fallen heroes

An affront to fallen heroes

Disagreement on policy issues or even in personal disputes should be no reason to level false allegations. Published Mar 25, 2017 01:57am
A welcome CPEC benefit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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