Zahid Hussain

The summit and expectations

The summit and expectations

The SCO conference is taking place at a critical time in an atmosphere of fast-changing geopolitics. Updated 14 Sep, 2022 09:24am
Selecting the army chief

Selecting the army chief

Although Imran Khan’s attack seemed directed mainly against the government it was wide off the mark. Updated 07 Sep, 2022 09:40am
The IMF deal and beyond

The IMF deal and beyond

The revival of the Fund agreement may have given us some respite, but challenges still loom. Updated 31 Aug, 2022 08:57am
Politics in times of calamity

Politics in times of calamity

The callousness of our ruling elite towards the suffering of ordinary mortals is criminal. Updated 24 Aug, 2022 08:45am
A dangerous dead end

A dangerous dead end

The faltering administration is increasingly relying on the security establishment to deliver. Updated 17 Aug, 2022 09:03am
Trapped In A Jihadist Quicksand

Trapped In A Jihadist Quicksand

Born on the battlefields of Afghanistan during the Soviet jihad, Zahid Hussain explains how the modern Pakistani militant, once... Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am
Return to the dark ages

Return to the dark ages

Those who were hailing the Taliban takeover of Kabul last year should be over their euphoria by now. Updated 11 Aug, 2022 09:50am
The verdict and after

The verdict and after

The PTI might not be proscribed but its leadership could be in serious trouble. Updated 03 Aug, 2022 09:45am
Justice on trial

Justice on trial

It's important to alleviate concerns about the impartiality of the apex judiciary in order to strengthen court's authority. Updated 27 Jul, 2022 08:58am
Lankan meltdown lessons

Lankan meltdown lessons

The Sri Lankan turmoil is a classic example of an economy caught in an acute debt trap. Updated 13 Jul, 2022 09:33am
The Punjab imbroglio

The Punjab imbroglio

It is evident that Imran Khan’s populist politics has helped the PTI regain its support base. Updated 29 Jun, 2022 09:14am
Politics of economy

Politics of economy

We remain largely a rentier economy dependent on external help, with little incentive to break the shackles. Updated 15 Jun, 2022 08:54am
Politics of establishment

Politics of establishment

Former PM's destructive populist politics is extremely dangerous not only for democracy but also for national security. Updated 08 Jun, 2022 08:54am
After the march

After the march

Kaptaan turned back, leaving his supporters disappointed. Updated 01 Jun, 2022 09:04am
State of a rentier economy

State of a rentier economy

Even if IMF and some states come to our rescue, it won’t be long before we’re back on the ventilator. Published 18 May, 2022 08:01am
A state of crisis

A state of crisis

Imran Khan’s task seems to have become much easier with the virtual collapse of the political system. Updated 11 May, 2022 08:46am