Fahd Husain

The Hamza factor

The Hamza factor

A new story is quietly unfolding inside the PML-N and there may yet be a surprise twist. Updated 23 Oct, 2021 08:15am
Is the party over?

Is the party over?

Many in PTI are concerned how they can hang on till the next elections. Updated 16 Oct, 2021 09:42am
RED ZONE FILES: Notifying a crisis

RED ZONE FILES: Notifying a crisis

It is still not clear which way the issue will settle, if it will settle, and who will finally take charge as the new DG ISI. Updated 14 Oct, 2021 08:21am
Heat of the moment

Heat of the moment

The PTI hasn’t met a fight it hasn’t fancied. It is itching for it. Always. Updated 09 Oct, 2021 08:17am
RED ZONE FILES: The big reshuffle

RED ZONE FILES: The big reshuffle

It was Pakistan’s worst-kept secret that Lt Gen Faiz was due for a posting out of the ISI as he had yet to command a corps. Updated 07 Oct, 2021 09:11am
Talking to the TTP

Talking to the TTP

Forgive those who bathed this society in blood? The momentous decision cannot be taken behind closed doors. Updated 02 Oct, 2021 08:01am
Once upon a Taliban

Once upon a Taliban

Something, somewhere is terribly wrong with how this story is unfolding. Updated 25 Sep, 2021 08:38am
The Black Caps folly

The Black Caps folly

There is so much wrong — and worrying — about the entire sorry episode of New Zealand backing out of Pakistan tour. Updated 18 Sep, 2021 07:57am
Death of dialogue

Death of dialogue

Azam Swati’s party has been bottling up its rage against the ECP for quite a while now. Updated 11 Sep, 2021 08:18am
Bilawal’s logic

Bilawal’s logic

There are no obvious winks and nods for the PPP, but neither is there a constant scowl. Updated 04 Sep, 2021 07:42am
RED ZONE FILES: Early elections?

RED ZONE FILES: Early elections?

There is a sense inside the opposition camp that a surprise election may be exactly what they do not need. Updated 02 Sep, 2021 09:01am
PTI: then and now

PTI: then and now

The broad sweep of the promised reform — transformational reform — has shrunk to tinkering with an already broken system. Updated 28 Aug, 2021 10:17am
Game changer?

Game changer?

Pakistan is in a delicately promising position after the relatively peaceful transition of power in Kabul. Updated 21 Aug, 2021 08:45am
RED ZONE FILES: Fog of peace in Kabul

RED ZONE FILES: Fog of peace in Kabul

The scapegoating has not started yet, perhaps because the shockwaves of the Taliban takeover are still rippling across the world. Updated 19 Aug, 2021 09:17am