Zahid Hussain

State of a rentier economy

State of a rentier economy

Even if IMF and some states come to our rescue, it won’t be long before we’re back on the ventilator. Published 18 May, 2022 08:01am
A state of crisis

A state of crisis

Imran Khan’s task seems to have become much easier with the virtual collapse of the political system. Updated 11 May, 2022 08:46am
THE ROOTS OF THE RAGE AGAINST AMERICA

THE ROOTS OF THE RAGE AGAINST AMERICA

Weeks after former Prime Minister Imran Khan first claimed an American conspiracy to oust his government, he and his party... Updated 01 May, 2022 01:41pm
The frontiers of conflict

The frontiers of conflict

The harsh exchanges between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan are a sign of worsening ties. Updated 27 Apr, 2022 08:36am
The new old order

The new old order

It is evident that the latest political development has led to the return of the Sharif political dynasty. Updated 20 Apr, 2022 08:32am
Khan’s patriotism mantra

Khan’s patriotism mantra

He has resorted to unfounded allegations to escape the humiliation of being voted out by elected representatives. Updated 08 Apr, 2022 05:00pm
The foreign intrigue card

The foreign intrigue card

It is now evident that the prime minister is ready to make any kind of compromise to save his government. Updated 30 Mar, 2022 08:47am
A messy endgame

A messy endgame

It remains extremely unlikely that the prime minister can hold on to power as the endgame approaches. Updated 23 Mar, 2022 08:23am
An ominous situation

An ominous situation

With his crutch gone, the prime minister is feeling the heat. Updated 16 Mar, 2022 08:58am
The ides of March

The ides of March

The perceived neutrality of the military has encouraged the opposition to go for the kill. Updated 02 Mar, 2022 08:14am
Improving ties with Moscow

Improving ties with Moscow

With war clouds hovering over Europe, Pakistan’s foreign policy must maintain a delicate balance. Updated 23 Feb, 2022 09:25am
Punishing the Afghan people

Punishing the Afghan people

The seizing of Afghan assets will worsen the sufferings of Afghan women and children. Updated 16 Feb, 2022 08:19am
Growing security concerns

Growing security concerns

Attacks by the Baloch insurgents have coincided with increasing TTP militancy. Updated 09 Feb, 2022 08:29am
Population and security

Population and security

The implications of the population explosion seem to be lost on our political leadership. Updated 02 Feb, 2022 08:57am
PM on the warpath

PM on the warpath

The prime minister appears to be fighting a losing battle. Updated 26 Jan, 2022 07:59am
Vicious cycle of politics

Vicious cycle of politics

More troubling for the PTI are the growing voices of dissent within the party. Updated 19 Jan, 2022 07:16am
Redefining national security

Redefining national security

Most important is the political will to take the hard decisions needed to change policy direction. Updated 12 Jan, 2022 07:49am