S. Akbar Zaidi

They call this ‘stability’

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 14 Jul, 2019 07:16am
Don’t blame the IMF

Don’t blame the IMF

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

Much worse to come

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

How to wreck an economy

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

The death of resistance

A new order of accommodation and compromise is replacing free speech and dissent. Published 01 Dec, 2018 06:55am
Money for nothing

Money for nothing

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

What are people voting for?

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

The end of democracy?

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

The Pakhtuns & the Baloch

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

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 22 Jan, 2018 06:58am
Liberals are dangerous

Liberals are dangerous

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

Rethinking urban and rural

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

Photo ops

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

Demolishing foundational myths

New research on the Muhammad Bin Qasim narrative reveals the misassumptions with which generations have been raised Published 15 Jan, 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 03 May, 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 05 Apr, 2014 07:13am
Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani?

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 01 Mar, 2014 08:05am
Rethink privatisation

Rethink privatisation

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