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Zahid Hussain

The politics of hate

The politics of hate

Playing the religion and sectarian card is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. Updated Oct 18, 2017 09:03am
Melting of ice

Melting of ice

The recent meeting in Kabul took forward the discussions between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Updated Oct 11, 2017 09:09am
Eroding democratic values

Eroding democratic values

The way the government railroaded the bill through parliament does not augur well for democracy. Updated Oct 04, 2017 09:53am
Dangerous times ahead

Dangerous times ahead

The political crisis stemming from the Panama scandal has allowed the military greater space. Updated Sep 27, 2017 08:53am
The Maryam factor

The Maryam factor

The very fact that the margin of victory has shrunk is a sign of a party in trouble. Updated Sep 20, 2017 09:16am
A house divided

A house divided

The situation remains tenuous as Nawaz Sharif fights the next round of the legal battle. Updated Sep 13, 2017 10:44am
Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

The mystery surrounding the murder of one of Pakistan’s most popular leaders remains unresolved. Updated Sep 06, 2017 07:54am
Exploding population bomb

Exploding population bomb

The real implications of the census results are lost on the squabbling politicians. Updated Aug 30, 2017 09:07am
America’s flawed plan

America’s flawed plan

Diplomacy and political options are clearly not a priority for the Trump administration. Updated Aug 23, 2017 08:51am
A new social contract

A new social contract

It is not the ruling against the former PM but the attack on the judiciary that threatens democracy. Updated Aug 16, 2017 08:44am
Sharif and the family feud

Sharif and the family feud

The former PM’s tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn. Updated Aug 09, 2017 11:14am
THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

Just a few months ago, another term seemed all but guaranteed for the recently disqualified prime minister. Updated Aug 07, 2017 12:16pm
Descent into chaos

Descent into chaos

All rationality is lost in the haze of the politics of revenge. Updated Aug 02, 2017 08:55am
End of Sharif dynasty?

End of Sharif dynasty?

The judgement is a serious blow to dynastic politics but one is not sure if it is the end. Published Jul 29, 2017 07:07am
Game of thrones

Game of thrones

The political crisis triggered by the Panama leaks has helped the security establishment expand its space. Updated Jul 26, 2017 09:04am
Is democracy under threat?

Is democracy under threat?

The court action could be a chance for the political leadership to rationalise the accountability process. Updated Jul 19, 2017 08:27am
End of the Sharif era?

End of the Sharif era?

Although he appears defiant, the options for the prime minister are now limited. Updated Jul 12, 2017 08:51am
THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

The military siege and subsequent assault on the Islamabad mosque compound took place in the first two weeks of July Updated Jul 11, 2017 03:43pm
Story of a spy

Story of a spy

What is missing in the debate is that the Davis incident blew the cover of the wide CIA network in Pakistan. Updated Jul 05, 2017 10:36am
Third American-Afghan war?

Third American-Afghan war?

The challenges confronting the US in Afghanistan are similar to those faced immediately after 9/11. Updated Aug 23, 2017 07:26am