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Humair Ishtiaq

X-SQUARE: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

X-SQUARE: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

Despite being the debutant — or maybe because of it — Ireland might feel a little less pressure than Pakistan who have Published May 06, 2018 07:05am
X-SQUARE: CAUGHT PANTS DOWN

X-SQUARE: CAUGHT PANTS DOWN

Afridi’s 2010 biting-the-ball image was bad enough for the game, but Bancroft’s lunacy in Cape Town still takes the Published Apr 08, 2018 06:48am
X-SQUARE: KUREISHI: THE MAN HE WAS

X-SQUARE: KUREISHI: THE MAN HE WAS

This month 13 years ago, Omar Kureishi crossed over to eternity. For those lucky enough to have heard him describe Published Mar 25, 2018 06:16am
X-SQUARE: TOPLESS IN KARACHI

X-SQUARE: TOPLESS IN KARACHI

As the venue for the scheduled PSL final stands right now, denuded of its roof, the image beamed abroad might end up Updated Mar 11, 2018 11:21pm

FESTIVAL: BROADENING THE PARAMETERS

Karachi Literature Festival’s Urdu segment had fresh elements this year that needed better treatment to be as effective Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am
X-SQUARE: MANNERS OF LOSS

X-SQUARE: MANNERS OF LOSS

There is a vital difference between Pakistan’s recent issues in New Zealand and defeats inflicted on most teams playing Published Jan 28, 2018 07:33am
X-SQUARE: HOME COMFORTS

X-SQUARE: HOME COMFORTS

International sides are finding it increasingly difficult to hit the jackpot when on a tour. The atmosphere away from Published Jan 14, 2018 07:15am
X-SQUARE: STICKS AND STONES AT PHF

X-SQUARE: STICKS AND STONES AT PHF

It is amazing how in Pakistan we tend to so frivolously promise future glory or talk about regaining the past glory but Published Dec 31, 2017 07:05am
X-SQUARE: WHY IT IS WHAT IT IS

X-SQUARE: WHY IT IS WHAT IT IS

The ultimate insider, Intikhab Alam, unwittingly sheds light on why things are rotten in the ‘system’ known as Pakistan Published Dec 17, 2017 07:00am
X-SQUARE: A TALE OF TWO HATREDS

X-SQUARE: A TALE OF TWO HATREDS

The Australian revulsion of England relates to on-field banter against England; the Indian, to meaningless abhorrence Published Dec 03, 2017 07:09am
X-SQUARE: DIGGING HOCKEY OUT OF A HOLE

X-SQUARE: DIGGING HOCKEY OUT OF A HOLE

There is hardly a chance of ‘regaining the lost glory’ ever on the hockey field, but we can still be competitive on the Published Nov 19, 2017 06:49am
X-SQUARE: FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

X-SQUARE: FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

Hockey recently left cricket behind in terms of media spotlight. A debatable performance, a retirement and then Published Nov 05, 2017 06:45am
X-SQUARE: AN EYE-OPENING ASSESSMENT

X-SQUARE: AN EYE-OPENING ASSESSMENT

The word from Cricket South Africa is that an unsponsored domestic tournament is more viable than inviting Pakistan Published Oct 22, 2017 07:27am