Abbas Nasir

Name the chief, then what?

Name the chief, then what?

The point is that any chief will represent his personal and institutional interests once elevated to office. Updated 18 Sep, 2022 08:43am
The worst of times

The worst of times

For a change, there is a crying need to shelve our ‘wisdom’ that dictates and shapes all our insanity. Updated 11 Sep, 2022 09:15am
This is generosity

This is generosity

Even in the best of times, the state machinery is rotten, inefficient and corrupted. Updated 04 Sep, 2022 09:04am
A little empathy, please

A little empathy, please

It does not take much to display empathy towards a broken people whose homes have collapsed and who have lost everything... Updated 28 Aug, 2022 08:35am
Exciting year ahead

Exciting year ahead

PDM parties will need to acknowledge that the PTI is miles ahead of them in the messaging game and narrative-building department. Updated 21 Aug, 2022 08:32am
Chronicle Of A Resilient Democracy

Chronicle Of A Resilient Democracy

Pakistan’s history has been marked by cycles of dictatorship followed by limited democracy. The people have indicated time... Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:52am
An Unequal Balance Of Power

An Unequal Balance Of Power

Jinnah stressed the need for civilian supremacy and instructed the military to stay true to the constitution and the government. Updated 08 Sep, 2022 10:34am
Let’s banish bans

Let’s banish bans

The option to change channels or stop watching at all should rest with the viewer. Updated 14 Aug, 2022 08:31am
Taking bets on polls in 2023

Taking bets on polls in 2023

Irrespective of the many bitter pills one has to swallow, elections may wait till the middle of next year. Updated 07 Aug, 2022 08:59am
Elections and new voters

Elections and new voters

Since the 2018 elections, some 15m new voters have been added to the electoral rolls Updated 24 Jul, 2022 10:57am
This is ‘Mr Justice’

This is ‘Mr Justice’

A woman, no matter how much evidence she may have, has a tough time being believed. Updated 17 Jul, 2022 08:35am
Make-or-break by-elections

Make-or-break by-elections

To oust Hamza Shehbaz as chief minister, calculations suggests the PTI will need to win some 14 seats. Updated 10 Jul, 2022 09:50am
It’s the elite capture, stupid

It’s the elite capture, stupid

Of all political slogans, the one that targets issues related to the electorate’s pockets will win. Updated 03 Jul, 2022 08:43am
Missing humanity

Missing humanity

We can’t even tolerate our ‘lesser’ citizens exercising their right to free speech. Updated 26 Jun, 2022 08:53am
A real feel-good story

A real feel-good story

In this moment of relief for Pakistan, for which credit was being claimed by one and all, one irony was lost somewhere along... Updated 19 Jun, 2022 08:46am
Meaningless power games

Meaningless power games

This budget and the next 12 months will be like treading a minefield... Published 12 Jun, 2022 07:11am
Policing the politicians

Policing the politicians

Basic rights should never be negotiable in any dispensation let alone one with a civilian façade. Updated 05 Jun, 2022 08:41am
Coalition’s fate in own hands

Coalition’s fate in own hands

Despite the government signalling that it is in for the long haul, scepticism abounds about its long-term prospects. Updated 29 May, 2022 07:43am