S. Akbar Zaidi

They call this ‘stability’

This financial year will be the worst in over a decade in terms of how it affects the working people of Pakistan. Updated Jul 14, 2019 07:16am

Don’t blame the IMF

Rest assured, Pakistan’s economy is going to be severely constrained over the next few years. Updated May 18, 2019 07:30am

Much worse to come

The rupee is losing value every other day, adding to inflation, and will depreciate a great deal more. Updated Apr 08, 2019 10:05am

How to wreck an economy

The hallmark of PTI’s economic plan in the last five months has been continued uncertainty and ambiguity. Updated Dec 31, 2018 08:03am

The death of resistance

A new order of accommodation and compromise is replacing free speech and dissent. Published Dec 01, 2018 06:55am

Money for nothing

The expected tough conditionality will have a serious impact on the PTI’s populist promises. Updated Nov 10, 2018 10:22am

What are people voting for?

Local, real-life issues seem to trump broader issues, supposedly related to principles or ideology. Published Jul 23, 2018 07:09am

The end of democracy?

Many elected and civilian groups have continued to raise their voice in a public space which is heavily manipulated. Updated Jun 25, 2018 01:39pm

The Pakhtuns & the Baloch

Pakistani nationalism needs to be interrogated through its multiple variants to understand what it is. Updated May 07, 2018 09:09am

Celebrating women academics

The list in this article is just a powerful indication of the breadth, scope and depth of the scholarship of Pakistani Published Jan 22, 2018 06:58am

Liberals are dangerous

Imran Khan has given the liberals hope and much-needed reaffirmation. Updated Dec 12, 2017 12:22pm

Rethinking urban and rural

It is clear that the classification used in our census for ‘rural’ is wrong. Published Aug 29, 2017 07:17am

Photo ops

We can even sometimes have a civilian opinion on a pressing issue. Published Jul 12, 2017 07:25am

Demolishing foundational myths

New research on the Muhammad Bin Qasim narrative reveals the misassumptions with which generations have been raised Published Jan 15, 2017 08:22am

The military’s waning power

THE victors who climbed the heights of Kargil and who gave Pakistan visions as divergent as those based on... Published May 03, 2014 07:28am

Military’s continued interference

UNTIL around sometime in 2007, the question ‘which is the strongest institution in Pakistan?’ was always met... Published Apr 05, 2014 07:13am

Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani?

OF COURSE, this is an absurd question. How on earth could the Taj Mahal ‘be Pakistani’ and claim a nationality... Updated Mar 01, 2014 08:05am

Rethink privatisation

There is an urgent need for the government to rethink its steam-rolling project of privatisation. Updated Feb 01, 2014 12:19pm

Karachi as a province

THERE is little disagreement on the suggestion that Pakistan needs many more provinces than the existing four (five,... Published Jan 11, 2014 07:23am