Zahid Hussain

The game is on

The game is on

The PDM appears much more confident despite the fact that it is lacking in numbers. Updated 03 Mar, 2021 08:19am
The political chessboard

The political chessboard

It is now hard for the PTI to defend itself from the opposition’s onslaught. Updated 24 Feb, 2021 08:24am
The lawless brigade

The lawless brigade

Breaking the law seems to have become a habit with those who should be upholding it. Updated 17 Feb, 2021 08:47am
A flawed system

A flawed system

All political parties have been critical of this corrupted system of voting yet are not willing to come together to change it. Updated 10 Feb, 2021 10:42am
The PDM’s predicament

The PDM’s predicament

The interests and stakes of the parties in the alliance are too diverse for them to maintain unity of action for a longer period. Updated 27 Jan, 2021 08:35am
Violence & Afghan peace talks

Violence & Afghan peace talks

Many of those killed in recent weeks have actively been campaigning against rampant violence and rising human rights violations Updated 20 Jan, 2021 08:42am
Legacy of hate and divisions

Legacy of hate and divisions

Trump galvanised racial antagonism, nativism and far-right nationalist populism that have always existed in American society. Updated 13 Jan, 2021 01:12pm
Crisis of Pakistani democracy

Crisis of Pakistani democracy

For over 70 years, the country has alternated between authoritarian military regimes and ineffective elected civilian rule. Updated 30 Dec, 2020 07:23am
Approaching a dead end

Approaching a dead end

What is the purpose of a dialogue with no discussion on the flawed accountability process? Updated 16 Dec, 2020 08:37am
Politics in times of pandemic

Politics in times of pandemic

In the midst of the power game, the battle against the rampaging contagion seems to have lost its focus. Updated 09 Dec, 2020 09:20am
Dangerous stand-off

Dangerous stand-off

The ongoing political confrontation is taking the country to a perilous dead end. Published 02 Dec, 2020 08:14am
Recognising Israel

Recognising Israel

The thaw in the Middle East comes at a time when the Israeli PM is expanding Jewish settlements. Updated 25 Nov, 2020 09:16am
Talking to the establishment

Talking to the establishment

This situation cannot be corrected by getting the establishment more deeply involved in politics. Updated 18 Nov, 2020 09:19am
Global Trumpism lives on

Global Trumpism lives on

The election has reinforced the view that American populism is there to stay and may even take a more aggressive turn. Updated 11 Nov, 2020 09:28am
No change in Afghan policy

No change in Afghan policy

Biden and Trump are determined to extricate America from a no-win war that has cost the superpower more than a trillion dollars. Updated 04 Nov, 2020 08:02am
A national dialogue

A national dialogue

There is a need for a new political charter and a framework for institutional democracy. Updated 28 Oct, 2020 08:09am
A precarious situation

A precarious situation

The PM has the rare quality of pushing everyone into the opposition camp. Updated 21 Oct, 2020 09:55am