Zahid Hussain

Perils of populism

We seem to be witnessing a dangerous confluence of populism and occultism. Published Jan 22, 2020 07:16am

Banning books

Freedom of expression is the principal target of authoritarianism. Updated Jan 15, 2020 07:33am

Trump’s new war cry

Condemning aggression does not mean taking sides. In fact, docility raises questions about our independence. Published Jan 08, 2020 07:39am

A decade to nowhere

Rising authoritarianism is undermining democratic political culture and basic rights in Pakistan. Published Jan 01, 2020 07:44am

Diplomatic debacle

A major problem with the PTI government is its non-serious approach to critical foreign policy issues. Published Dec 25, 2019 07:21am

War, lies and failure

A damning new report shows the extent to which America tried to cover up its failures in Afghanistan. Published Dec 11, 2019 06:55am

Student awakening

The solidarity march staged by students has given a huge impetus to progressive democratic voices. Published Dec 04, 2019 07:11am

Unravelling power structure?

The ruling, though an interim one, has dealt a serious blow to a government already under siege. Updated Dec 03, 2019 12:17pm

Act two, scene one

Publicly abusing opposition leaders and threatening to put everyone in jail will not end corruption. Updated Nov 20, 2019 07:24am

Beyond Kartarpur

Even in times of extreme tension, certain steps can help melt the ice. Published Nov 13, 2019 07:19am

Bigotry and democracy

There are no clear answers why a wily politician like the maulana would take such a plunge. Published Nov 06, 2019 07:10am

End of a glorious journey

With a cooperative ownership, ‘Newsline’ had complete editorial freedom not enjoyed by other publications. Published Nov 02, 2019 07:05am

From blank pages to blackout

The attempt to control the press and encourage a pliant media is extremely dangerous. Updated Oct 23, 2019 11:13am

Back to Afghan peace talks?

Pakistan should avoid giving the impression that it can deliver the Taliban to the negotiating table. Published Oct 16, 2019 07:10am


It has been 20 years since October 12, 1999, when Pakistan witnessed its last formal military coup. Updated Oct 13, 2019 10:29am

The maulana factor

The JUI-F chief is trying to stay politically relevant. His desperation is obvious. Updated Oct 09, 2019 08:25am

The diplomatic battleground

The Houston ‘Howdy Modi’ rally demonstrated the growing influence of the Indian diaspora in the US. Published Sep 25, 2019 07:14am

Fighting Kashmir’s case

The UNGA provides an excellent forum for PM Khan to present a strong case for the people of IHK. Updated Sep 18, 2019 09:24am