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Zahid Hussain

The empire strikes back

The empire strikes back

There is an opportunity for unelected elements to further weaken Nawaz Sharif’s position. Updated Jan 17, 2018 07:42am
Jilted lover syndrome

Jilted lover syndrome

The Trump administration now seeks to extend the Afghan war well inside Pakistan. Published Jan 10, 2018 07:33am
The Saudi factor

The Saudi factor

It appears that the Saudi rulers have put their weight behind Shahbaz Sharif. Published Jan 03, 2018 07:18am
The missing element

The missing element

Despite claims to the contrary, the backs of terrorist outfits were not completely broken in the year gone by Published Jan 01, 2018 03:37pm
The most tragic death

The most tragic death

Benazir Bhutto’s loss was more than that of a political leader. Updated Dec 27, 2017 07:54am
The growing wall of distrust

The growing wall of distrust

It is hard to find anyone in the Afghan capital willing to speak in favour of Pakistan. Published Dec 20, 2017 07:03am
Silencing dissent

Silencing dissent

The indiscriminate use of coercive power by the state to silence dissent undermines national solidarity. Updated Dec 13, 2017 08:33am
From Bhutto to Bilawal

From Bhutto to Bilawal

Can the attempt to resuscitate the party under a third-generation Bhutto succeed? Updated Dec 06, 2017 09:12am
Surrendering to mob rule

Surrendering to mob rule

This policy of appeasement may have serious repercussions for the country’s stability. Updated Nov 29, 2017 09:20am
The flames of bigotry

The flames of bigotry

The authorities have not learnt from the consequences of the policy of appeasement. Updated Nov 22, 2017 09:52am
The capital under siege

The capital under siege

Why are those who preach hate allowed to participate in electoral politics? Published Nov 15, 2017 06:59am
The London plan

The London plan

Despite the show of solidarity with Nawaz Sharif at the London huddle, all is not well within the party. Updated Nov 01, 2017 10:54am
MAINSTREAMING THE MILITANTS

MAINSTREAMING THE MILITANTS

Some forces hope that bringing extremists into the political process will defuse a delicate situation. But doing so Published Oct 29, 2017 06:05am
Nawaz Sharif’s options

Nawaz Sharif’s options

Strife within the party is proving more ominous for the embattled former prime minister. Updated Oct 25, 2017 11:53am
NON-FICTION: TRACKING BIN LADEN

NON-FICTION: TRACKING BIN LADEN

An authoritative account of how the world’s most wanted man managed to evade the greatest manhunt Published Oct 22, 2017 07:01am
The politics of hate

The politics of hate

Playing the religion and sectarian card is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. Updated Oct 18, 2017 09:03am
Melting of ice

Melting of ice

The recent meeting in Kabul took forward the discussions between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Updated Oct 11, 2017 09:09am
Eroding democratic values

Eroding democratic values

The way the government railroaded the bill through parliament does not augur well for democracy. Updated Oct 04, 2017 09:53am
Dangerous times ahead

Dangerous times ahead

The political crisis stemming from the Panama scandal has allowed the military greater space. Updated Sep 27, 2017 08:53am
The Maryam factor

The Maryam factor

The very fact that the margin of victory has shrunk is a sign of a party in trouble. Updated Sep 20, 2017 09:16am