Zahid Hussain

Autumn of discontent

Autumn of discontent

A characteristic of hybrid rule is the duality of power, and that has its own perils. Published 30 Sep, 2020 07:18am
Pitfalls after the MPC

Pitfalls after the MPC

Most parties at the multiparty conference have played into the hands of the establishment when it suited their interests. Published 23 Sep, 2020 07:41am
Of crime and punishment

Of crime and punishment

The motorway rape case has exposed once again the failure of our law-enforcement and legal systems. Updated 16 Sep, 2020 08:32am
Battle for Karachi

Battle for Karachi

The political tussle between the PPP and PTI is obstructing plans to transform Pakistan’s economic hub. Updated 09 Sep, 2020 09:33am
A voice of moderation

A voice of moderation

There was no mincing of words. He dared to express what others avoided saying. Updated 26 Aug, 2020 10:07am
PTI's two-year record

PTI's two-year record

There is no sign yet of the government’s capability to take rational decisions on critical issues. Published 19 Aug, 2020 09:13am
The two-year record

The two-year record

There is no sign yet of the government’s capability to take rational decisions on critical issues. Updated 19 Aug, 2020 09:13am
Intra-Afghan peace talks

Intra-Afghan peace talks

In a situation where two sides have long been locked in war, it’s never easy to agree to a political transition. Published 12 Aug, 2020 07:20am
Kashmir’s cry for freedom

Kashmir’s cry for freedom

The unending inhuman blockade and repression have had a serious effect on the population. Published 05 Aug, 2020 07:57am
Regional militant sanctuaries

Regional militant sanctuaries

An estimated 6,000 to 6,500 Pakistani terrorists are operating from their bases in Afghanistan. Updated 29 Jul, 2020 09:11am
A farce gone too far

A farce gone too far

It is rare for an anti-graft body to have such wide-ranging powers. Updated 22 Jul, 2020 09:00am
Politics of JITs

Politics of JITs

The powerful nexus of crime and politics has little to fear. Updated 08 Jul, 2020 09:10am
Dangerous delusions

Dangerous delusions

The opposition seems to have become more coherent and forceful in challenging the government. Updated 01 Jul, 2020 09:08am
Justice on trial

Justice on trial

The move against a judge of the country’s top court cannot be seen in isolation. Updated 24 Jun, 2020 07:52am
Leadership matters

Leadership matters

Mixed messaging and downplaying the problem have confused the public. Published 17 Jun, 2020 06:55am
A global movement

A global movement

The wave of protest across the world is part of a democratic struggle to defend human rights. Published 10 Jun, 2020 06:56am
Blundering into disaster

Blundering into disaster

Thanks to policy confusion, we haven’t been able to contain the virus. Published 03 Jun, 2020 06:50am