Zahid Hussain

A treacherous deal

A treacherous deal

The so-called peace negotiations were just used as a cover by the militants to gain time. Updated 01 Feb, 2023 09:44am
A way forward

A way forward

The lame-duck administration is unable to take the tough decisions needed. Updated 18 Jan, 2023 09:02am
Reviewing CT strategy

Reviewing CT strategy

We cannot effectively counter violent militancy with ill-equipped civilian forces. Updated 04 Jan, 2023 08:56am
The challenges ahead

The challenges ahead

The fractious coalition does not seem to have the capability to take the country to safer shores. Updated 28 Dec, 2022 08:41am
Theatre of the absurd

Theatre of the absurd

The PDM seems to have taken full advantage of the widening gulf in the Punjab ruling coalition... Updated 21 Dec, 2022 08:05am
Trouble on the western frontier

Trouble on the western frontier

It is not only Pakistani security forces but also civilians that are being targeted in cross-border attacks. Updated 14 Dec, 2022 07:59am
Terror nexus in Afghanistan

Terror nexus in Afghanistan

The attack on the Pakistan embassy has given a dangerous twist to the terrorist threat from Afghanistan. Updated 07 Dec, 2022 10:19am
Khan’s new war game

Khan’s new war game

Dissolution of the assemblies in Punjab and KP will deepen the political crisis. Published 30 Nov, 2022 08:00am
The moment of truth

The moment of truth

It is no more a secret that the establishment played an active role in creating an alliance that allowed the PTI to form the govt in 2018. Updated 23 Nov, 2022 08:06am
Rule by proxy

Rule by proxy

A powerless PM does not seem to have the capacity to deal with multiple national crises. Updated 16 Nov, 2022 08:48am
A state of anarchy

A state of anarchy

The ongoing political confrontation and polarisation threaten to derail the democratic process. Updated 09 Nov, 2022 09:50am
The march and after

The march and after

It is clear that any move to keep a popular leader out of the electoral field won’t work... Updated 02 Nov, 2022 07:52am
Out of the danger zone

Out of the danger zone

It was essentially our own policy failures that landed us in a dangerous situation. Updated 27 Oct, 2022 07:43am
Time for a new mandate?

Time for a new mandate?

What makes the situation extremely dangerous is the virtual collapse of all state institutions. Published 19 Oct, 2022 07:49am
Politics and the establishment

Politics and the establishment

With the ongoing political confrontation and increasing polarisation, the balance of power remains with the military. Updated 13 Oct, 2022 08:54am
Politics, lies and deceit

Politics, lies and deceit

What has come out so far is believed to be just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s wait for more bombshells. Updated 05 Oct, 2022 09:00am
Return of the ‘Dar’ Ages

Return of the ‘Dar’ Ages

Sitting in London, Dar did everything he could to undermine the previous finance minister. Updated 28 Sep, 2022 09:05am