F.S. Aijazuddin

The royal rub

The royal rub

She stood absolutely impassive and expressionless. Published 22 Sep, 2022 07:19am
King in waiting

King in waiting

He knew he would be monarch of a multi-faith kingdom. Published 15 Sep, 2022 08:10am
The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

He wants to lead those who follow his new music into a land of no-return. Published 08 Sep, 2022 07:29am
National priorities

National priorities

We should expect to hear a groan of donor fatigue. Published 01 Sep, 2022 07:09am
The inner sanctum

The inner sanctum

It was a bold experiment, intended to break the silo mentality. Published 25 Aug, 2022 07:19am
Us, at 75

Us, at 75

Our leaders would be well advised to come down from their gilded rostrums and to assuage the public’s needs. Updated 18 Aug, 2022 09:05am
The overripe apple

The overripe apple

The US has deliberately baited the Chinese dragon over Taiwan. Published 11 Aug, 2022 08:50am
Who runs Pakistan?

Who runs Pakistan?

Perhaps IMF Executive Board is waiting to see whether there'll be change in Islamabad now that Punjab has spun out of its control. Updated 04 Aug, 2022 08:57am
Try cricket instead

Try cricket instead

Those watching the chaos cannot help but feel nauseous. Published 28 Jul, 2022 09:08am
Eid at No. 10

Eid at No. 10

The Queen may well have her first coloured PM. Published 14 Jul, 2022 07:22am
The sinister knock

The sinister knock

Our history is replete with such barbarous excesses, yet they remain submerged in our consciousness. Updated 07 Jul, 2022 10:06am
Until the end

Until the end

Today, after 70 years on the throne, Elizabeth II is herself a matriarch. Published 23 Jun, 2022 07:49am
As dead as...

As dead as...

Where in Lahore could one find a dead seagull?... Updated 16 Jun, 2022 03:03pm
Ahead to 2047

Ahead to 2047

Dare we conjecture what Pakistan will be like in 2047? Published 09 Jun, 2022 07:57am
On reaching 80

On reaching 80

One is old when mind surmounts matter, when memories outnumber dreams. Published 02 Jun, 2022 07:48am
Divided hells

Divided hells

The theme of ‘Crossing Borders’ conjures contrary images. Published 26 May, 2022 08:04am
‘If I am…’

‘If I am…’

Rational Pakistanis feel disconcerted by two recent public statements. Published 19 May, 2022 07:41am
Striped donkeys

Striped donkeys

Today’s Pakistan is a Rubik’s cube of changing political patterns. Published 12 May, 2022 07:53am