Zahid Hussain

Blaming envoys for the mess

Blaming envoys for the mess

The prime minister appeared to be using his container approach in the realm of foreign policy. Updated 12 May, 2021 09:02am
Time to wake up

Time to wake up

The criticism reflects our failure to counter rising religious intolerance and bigotry, and also exposes a diplomatic debacle. Updated 05 May, 2021 08:47am
AFTER THE RAID

AFTER THE RAID

American President Biden’s announcement that the US will finally pull its military out of Afghanistan after 20 years has thrust Published 02 May, 2021 07:26am
Beyond backchannel talks

Beyond backchannel talks

The situation today is very different to what led to the previous normalisation process. Updated 28 Apr, 2021 09:05am
Ending the ‘forever war’

Ending the ‘forever war’

Regardless of who the adversary was at any point, two generations of Afghans have known only war. Updated 21 Apr, 2021 09:08am
Hostage to extremism

Hostage to extremism

Once again, the TLP has succeeded in bringing the administration to its knees. Updated 14 Apr, 2021 08:34am
Blaming the victim

Blaming the victim

It is all too easy to blame the woman for being raped. Updated 07 Apr, 2021 08:56am
Unceremonious departure

Unceremonious departure

Hafeez Sheikh’s humiliating exit is yet another example of a government completely losing its bearings. Updated 31 Mar, 2021 08:32am
Can the PDM survive?

Can the PDM survive?

The political immaturity of the two pretenders is quite apparent. Updated 24 Mar, 2021 02:01pm
A new battlefront

A new battlefront

The credibility of the electoral body is most critical for strengthening the democratic process in the country. Updated 17 Mar, 2021 08:09am
Anxious to leave

Anxious to leave

There is now greater urgency on Washington’s part to chart a clear exit from Afghanistan. Published 10 Mar, 2021 07:42am
The game is on

The game is on

The PDM appears much more confident despite the fact that it is lacking in numbers. Updated 03 Mar, 2021 08:19am
The political chessboard

The political chessboard

It is now hard for the PTI to defend itself from the opposition’s onslaught. Updated 24 Feb, 2021 08:24am
The lawless brigade

The lawless brigade

Breaking the law seems to have become a habit with those who should be upholding it. Updated 17 Feb, 2021 08:47am
A flawed system

A flawed system

All political parties have been critical of this corrupted system of voting yet are not willing to come together to change it. Updated 10 Feb, 2021 10:42am
The PDM’s predicament

The PDM’s predicament

The interests and stakes of the parties in the alliance are too diverse for them to maintain unity of action for a longer period. Updated 27 Jan, 2021 08:35am
Violence & Afghan peace talks

Violence & Afghan peace talks

Many of those killed in recent weeks have actively been campaigning against rampant violence and rising human rights violations Updated 20 Jan, 2021 08:42am
Legacy of hate and divisions

Legacy of hate and divisions

Trump galvanised racial antagonism, nativism and far-right nationalist populism that have always existed in American society. Updated 13 Jan, 2021 01:12pm