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Zahid Hussain

Civil-military power matrix

Civil-military power matrix

The government is focusing on the economic & political situation. Security & external matters are not its priority. Published Sep 19, 2018 07:17am
A faulty beginning

A faulty beginning

Recent events have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical governance issues. Updated Sep 12, 2018 08:49am
Total breakup is not an option

Total breakup is not an option

Recent US actions that appear to ‘punish’ Pakistan will not help in obtaining the new government’s support. Updated Sep 05, 2018 12:13pm
On the external front

On the external front

There are some critical capitals the prime minister needs to visit and interact with. Published Aug 29, 2018 07:10am
Populism and governance

Populism and governance

The PTI government has taken populist rhetoric too far on the issue of accountability. Published Aug 22, 2018 04:21am
Inside the new Assembly

Inside the new Assembly

Imran Khan is now fully in the saddle, though still dependent on disparate groups to run the government. Updated Aug 15, 2018 09:09am
The politics of religion

The politics of religion

The spectacular rise of the TLP over the past year has changed the dynamics of religious politics in the country. Updated Aug 08, 2018 09:49am
Time to move forward

Time to move forward

Only a strong parliament can help the government regain its democratic space. Updated Aug 01, 2018 08:20am
A national democratic charter

A national democratic charter

The politics of vendetta must end after the polls and a broad agreement should be reached on key issues. Published Jul 25, 2018 07:06am
The plot thickens…

The plot thickens…

Stories about some kind of a deal between the establishment and the PPP have been circulating. Updated Jul 11, 2018 03:10pm
The PML-N paradox

The PML-N paradox

The widening rift between the Sharif brothers has further compounded the party’s predicament. Updated Jul 04, 2018 07:52am
Return of the MMA

Return of the MMA

The revival of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal is aimed at regaining some lost political space for the religious elements. Updated Jun 27, 2018 10:22am
A window of opportunity?

A window of opportunity?

The sight of insurgents flooding the streets of Kabul must have caused concern to Kabul and the Taliban. Published Jun 20, 2018 07:07am
Horses of the same stock

Horses of the same stock

Real issues affecting the common people are lost in the cacophony of false promises. Updated Jun 15, 2018 08:01am
Democratic accountability

Democratic accountability

It is inexcusable the way political parties came together to defend the controversial change in poll laws. Published Jun 06, 2018 07:00am
Facts and fiction

Facts and fiction

A new book offers illuminating details about the Kargil fiasco. Updated May 30, 2018 07:36am
Challenges to democracy

Challenges to democracy

Instead of an improved quality of democracy, Pakistan has been sliding in the opposite direction. Published May 23, 2018 06:56am
Carnage in Gaza

Carnage in Gaza

The use of brute force has failed to deter the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. Updated May 16, 2018 12:00pm
Nawaz Sharif’s ET politics

Nawaz Sharif’s ET politics

The military is not the only reason for the former prime minister’s current miseries. Updated May 25, 2018 07:35am