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Zahid Hussain

If Modi returns

If Modi returns

Unsurprisingly, the prospect of Modi’s return is most distressing for India’s minorities. Updated May 22, 2019 07:52am
An economic charter

An economic charter

Many reforms on which we have reached an agreement with the IMF should have been undertaken earlier. Updated May 15, 2019 07:28am
Revitalising devolution

Revitalising devolution

The local government system has never been a priority for democratically elected governments in the past. Published May 08, 2019 06:57am
Dialogue works better

Dialogue works better

Looking for a foreign hand behind the rise of a nationalist movement does not help resolve the problem. Published May 01, 2019 07:21am
A technocratic solution?

A technocratic solution?

Greater reliance on technocrats in a parliamentary form of government weakens the political process. Updated May 08, 2019 12:56pm
Betting on presidential rule

Betting on presidential rule

An attempt to return to a centralised state will have very serious political repercussions. Published Apr 17, 2019 06:54am
PTI in la-la land

PTI in la-la land

The drift seems unstoppable. The performance of the government shows the limits of populism. Updated Apr 10, 2019 10:35am
Cracks in the ranks

Cracks in the ranks

PTI infighting has worsened the predicament of a government facing serious challenges on every front. Updated Apr 03, 2019 08:12am
Ironies of the Afghan war

Ironies of the Afghan war

Mullah Baradar has been credited for rebuilding the Afghan Taliban into an effective fighting force. Updated Mar 30, 2019 08:17am
Shaping Pakistan’s future

Shaping Pakistan’s future

Pakistan’s situation today suggests that it will not be able to generate a demographic dividend. Updated Mar 20, 2019 09:48am
Mainstreaming of jihadists

Mainstreaming of jihadists

There has to be a process through which former jihadists are strictly scrutinised before being reintegrated. Updated Mar 13, 2019 09:49am
Pulling back from the brink?

Pulling back from the brink?

This time the civil and military leadership have shown much resolve to deal with the problem. Updated Mar 06, 2019 08:59am
Dangerous escalation

Dangerous escalation

Such reckless action by India could easily spiral out of control and turn into a full-blown military conflagration. Updated Feb 28, 2019 08:20am
Geopolitical challenges

Geopolitical challenges

Pakistan’s response to India’s war hysteria has indeed been a measured one. Updated Feb 20, 2019 10:36am
Moving towards kakistocracy

Moving towards kakistocracy

It will be difficult for the government to achieve its objectives in an atmosphere of political confrontation. Updated Feb 13, 2019 04:42pm
Debating 18th Amendment

Debating 18th Amendment

The 18th Amendment may well have contributed to the country’s remaining on the path of democracy. Updated Feb 06, 2019 08:21am
Talking Afghan peace

Talking Afghan peace

Will the Taliban agree to a ceasefire and sit across the table with the Kabul government? Updated Mar 13, 2019 10:52am
Murders most foul

Murders most foul

The Sahiwal tragedy raises questions about the impunity granted to the law enforcers. Updated Jan 23, 2019 08:17am
Learning from China

Learning from China

Our prime minister must realise that societal transformation requires clear vision. Updated Jan 09, 2019 11:38am
Destabilising the PPP

Destabilising the PPP

Political engineering by the PTI in Sindh is not likely to work. Updated Jan 02, 2019 08:43am