Abbas Nasir

The virus roller-coaster

Images of the Jamaat’s Al Khidmat workers handing out rations to members of Peshawar’s transgender community were heart Published Apr 05, 2020 06:25am

Covid-19, sad politics

We are testing far fewer people than is being done in the developed world. Updated Mar 29, 2020 10:28am

Humanity in the time of Covid-19

Notwithstanding silly, selfish individuals, so many citizens are reaching out to their less fortunate neighbours. Published Mar 22, 2020 06:47am

Assault on the media

The arrest comes after months and months of targeting media groups that are seen as reluctant to toe the line. Updated Mar 15, 2020 09:20am

Happy IMF news but only just

Continued IMF support must be seen against the backdrop of regional political developments rather than economic. Updated Mar 01, 2020 07:49am

Undoing of PTI legal eagles

Is it really that they lack the acumen and finesse with which Sharifuddin Pirzada’s served his masters? Published Feb 23, 2020 07:28am

Let social media be

Rules are being made, bypassing parliament, to make social media platforms fall in line. Published Feb 16, 2020 07:05am

Petty, pointless moves

What happens when a government is found wanting in crucial areas? Updated Feb 02, 2020 07:28am

Journalists and PTSD

Journalists, from the editor down to the front-line reporters, may need help with post-traumatic stress. Updated Jan 26, 2020 07:43am

Hail the heroes

The much-maligned elected civilian politicians may have a lot to answer for but it is equally true that they were never Published Jan 19, 2020 07:16am

Parties must pause, think

It is of course for the parties to decide such issues within, rather than these being anybody else’s call. Updated Jan 12, 2020 07:21am

A battle for crumbs

For now, they will be content with ‘sharing’ power in the larger ‘national interest’. Updated Jan 05, 2020 07:38am

2020: a make-or-break year

Its first 18 months in power have seen the government limping from one crisis to another. Published Dec 29, 2019 07:17am

Para 66 kerfuffle

Once the detailed verdict was out, one paragraph seemed to have acquired a life greater than the entire judgement. Published Dec 22, 2019 07:25am

One big hospital ward

Not too many have focused on the abject, miserable failure that is the Punjab government. Published Dec 15, 2019 07:14am

In the cross hairs again

Only the very pretentious among the members of the Fourth Estate will believe they cause governments to fall. Updated Dec 08, 2019 02:46pm

The extension imbroglio

Even mainstream ‘opposition’ parties have not felt embarrassed about dancing to the establishment’s tune. Updated Dec 01, 2019 10:20am