Zahid Hussain

Back to Afghan peace talks?

Pakistan should avoid giving the impression that it can deliver the Taliban to the negotiating table. Published Oct 16, 2019 07:10am


It has been 20 years since October 12, 1999, when Pakistan witnessed its last formal military coup. Updated Oct 13, 2019 10:29am

The maulana factor

The JUI-F chief is trying to stay politically relevant. His desperation is obvious. Updated Oct 09, 2019 08:25am

The diplomatic battleground

The Houston ‘Howdy Modi’ rally demonstrated the growing influence of the Indian diaspora in the US. Published Sep 25, 2019 07:14am

Fighting Kashmir’s case

The UNGA provides an excellent forum for PM Khan to present a strong case for the people of IHK. Updated Sep 18, 2019 09:24am

Exiting Afghanistan

It is still unclear what kind of political setup the Taliban would be willing to work within. Updated Sep 04, 2019 07:53am

Policy adrift

The world’s silence over India’s actions in IHK also reflects our diplomatic failure. Updated Aug 28, 2019 10:16am

Second innings for Gen Bajwa

The security situation may be a factor, but there have been more pressing reasons for the extension. Updated Aug 21, 2019 09:50am

A sinister move

It is an extremely ominous situation. The Indian escalation will have global implications. Updated Aug 07, 2019 08:27am

Perils of authoritarianism

One year down the road, there has been deterioration instead of improvement in governance. Updated Jul 31, 2019 02:19pm

Moving forward

The US needs Pakistan’s support to extricate itself from a festering war it has never been able to win. Updated Aug 09, 2019 03:38pm

Crisis of the judiciary

The Judge Arshad Malik scandal has become an explosive political issue. Updated Jul 17, 2019 07:37am

End of a glorious chapter

The closure of Herald marks the end of one of the brightest chapters in independent journalism in Pakistan. Updated Jul 29, 2019 04:54pm

Back to horse-trading

Neither horse-trading nor political witch-hunts can provide stability to the government. Updated Jul 03, 2019 09:44am

Trump’s war games

Getting involved in the Iran-US conflict in any way will be disastrous for Pakistan. Updated Jun 26, 2019 08:44am

House of feud

In the last 10 months, there has hardly been any serious debate on critical policy matters inside the NA. Published Jun 19, 2019 07:09am

Back in the dock

Asif Ali Zardari epitomises the perpetual ironies of Pakistani politics. Published Jun 12, 2019 07:10am

The gathering storm

The stand-off is turning serious with the government refusing to withdraw the reference. Published Jun 05, 2019 04:02am