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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Haqqani and Abbottabad

Our leaders are focusing on the person of Haqqani rather than the real tragedy of Abbottabad itself. Updated Mar 17, 2017 07:53am

Exit Obama

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Pakistan have all been disasters for Obama. Published Jan 21, 2017 07:00am

Quetta, Abbottabad, Pakistan

It appears the release of the Abbottabad Commission report has become victim of political games. Published Jan 02, 2017 07:04am

Old challenge, new approach

Pakistan cannot control and contain the longer-term consequences of hostile ties with India. Updated Dec 06, 2016 08:35pm

Farewell, El Comandante

Fidel Castro has left an indelible impression on the imagination of the youth all over the world. Published Nov 29, 2016 02:15am

Secretary General Guterres

Guterres has demonstrated those rare qualities of heart and mind that he will need as he takes up his new challenge. Published Oct 17, 2016 07:03am

A Kashmir statement

A bold policy statement by the PM might signal a departure from our pathetic leadership norms. Updated Sep 14, 2016 10:28am

Advocating Kashmir

Unfortunately, Pakistan has never cared to develop a longer-term policy or strategy towards Kashmir. Updated Sep 02, 2016 01:05pm

The Turkish coup

Turkey, unlike Pakistan, has a leader who can in a crisis summon the people, including his political opponents. Updated Jul 23, 2016 10:12am

‘Why do they hate us?’

The truth is Muslims do not hate America or its people. What they do hate are its policies. Published Jul 16, 2016 05:53am

The US elections

As Donald Trump is more hot air than substance he may be the less menacing prospect. Updated Jun 14, 2016 09:48am

To be or not to be

It cannot be that our Constitution cannot provide remedies to its subversion by crooked leaders. Published May 14, 2016 06:22am

Panama imperatives

The prime minister appears to have overlooked the fact that the burden of proof does not lie on his critics. Published Apr 25, 2016 06:48am

Panama and pajama games

The Panama outcome will be of national consequence for the people of Pakistan. Updated Apr 12, 2016 09:46am

Pathankot and power plays

If we set our ties with India in the context of people’s interests and dreams, our policy options will multiply. Updated Jan 12, 2016 11:06pm

Modi’s ‘achambha’

How can the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue be saved from the sterility of past negotiations? Updated Jan 04, 2016 10:25am

Regaining Afghan trust

There are many Afghans who believe the Taliban will have to be included in a ‘transition’ process. Published Oct 17, 2015 07:04am

The state of the world

In Pakistan, extractive elites survive on diverting attention away from root causes of social injustice. Published Oct 03, 2015 01:32am