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Abbas Nasir

It’s Orwell over the weekend

It’s Orwell over the weekend

Editors were told what the draconian ‘guidelines’ or parameters were. They had to live with these. Updated Apr 21, 2018 11:49am
Shape of things to come

Shape of things to come

As the pieces of the jigsaw lock into place, it is clear that a fragmented political landscape is on the cards. Updated Apr 14, 2018 10:53am
Hail the Pakistani woman

Hail the Pakistani woman

Is it too much to expect political parties to adhere to a code where isolating and attacking women is seen as repugnant? Updated Apr 07, 2018 10:56am
Indiscretions or misreporting?

Indiscretions or misreporting?

It was a bizarre week filled with clarifications, denials and remorse by some of the country's most important people. Updated Mar 31, 2018 09:41am
Quetta’s murky politics

Quetta’s murky politics

Both chief ministers lost touch with the province they were running. Published Mar 17, 2018 07:02am
Heart of the matter

Heart of the matter

Being in power and backed by the security establishment, the Sharifs could patronise all kinds of groups. Published Mar 10, 2018 07:13am
MEDIA EYE: COURTING THE MEDIA

MEDIA EYE: COURTING THE MEDIA

It seems not a day now passes without court proceedings being a mainstay of the news. But increasingly, the media Updated Mar 10, 2018 06:58pm
Quite a happy Holi

Quite a happy Holi

How long will this feel-good factor continue is anybody’s guess given that forced conversions have not been halted. Published Mar 03, 2018 06:03am
Back to the future

Back to the future

Today, we are wracked by uncertainty over what will happen after the polls. Published Feb 24, 2018 06:34am
Protest power from Poland to Fata

Protest power from Poland to Fata

Asma faced an orchestrated campaign of lies where her patriotism and integrity were routinely questioned. Published Feb 17, 2018 03:55am
Farewell Waja Siddiq Baluch

Farewell Waja Siddiq Baluch

Siddiq Baluch used to tell his friends that he spent four years in prison for a four-month stint as the governor’s PR. Updated Feb 10, 2018 11:12am
PML-N ups the ante

PML-N ups the ante

In campaigning on the victimhood platform, Maryam Nawaz and her team seem to be setting the PML-N agenda. Updated Feb 03, 2018 10:13am
Unlawful deaths: a collective failure

Unlawful deaths: a collective failure

What can one say when a premeditated murder perpetrated by state officials snatches a young man from his loved ones? Updated Jan 27, 2018 09:51am
Oblivious of the long term

Oblivious of the long term

The involvement of state institutions in mainstream and social media has become dangerously deep. Published Jan 13, 2018 06:53am
Balochistan on the boil again

Balochistan on the boil again

Why the move to oust the elected chief minister via a no-confidence motion just six months ahead of an election? Published Jan 06, 2018 04:33am
Happy augury but just

Happy augury but just

As democracy is still evolving in Pakistan, it would be foolish to expect a turbulence-free ride. Published Dec 23, 2017 07:23am
Image or reality?

Image or reality?

The concern is firmly with our image and expressing outrage at the ‘traitors’ who sell ‘negative stories’ abroad. Published Dec 16, 2017 07:12am