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Zahid Hussain

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
A house divided

A house divided

The situation remains tenuous as Nawaz Sharif fights the next round of the legal battle. Updated Sep 13, 2017 10:44am
Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

The mystery surrounding the murder of one of Pakistan’s most popular leaders remains unresolved. Updated Sep 06, 2017 07:54am
Exploding population bomb

Exploding population bomb

The real implications of the census results are lost on the squabbling politicians. Updated Aug 30, 2017 09:07am
America’s flawed plan

America’s flawed plan

Diplomacy and political options are clearly not a priority for the Trump administration. Updated Aug 23, 2017 08:51am
A new social contract

A new social contract

It is not the ruling against the former PM but the attack on the judiciary that threatens democracy. Updated Aug 16, 2017 08:44am
Sharif and the family feud

Sharif and the family feud

The former PM’s tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn. Updated Aug 09, 2017 11:14am
THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

Just a few months ago, another term seemed all but guaranteed for the recently disqualified prime minister. Updated Aug 07, 2017 12:16pm
Descent into chaos

Descent into chaos

All rationality is lost in the haze of the politics of revenge. Updated Aug 02, 2017 08:55am
End of Sharif dynasty?

End of Sharif dynasty?

The judgement is a serious blow to dynastic politics but one is not sure if it is the end. Published Jul 29, 2017 07:07am
Game of thrones

Game of thrones

The political crisis triggered by the Panama leaks has helped the security establishment expand its space. Updated Jul 26, 2017 09:04am