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Zahid Hussain

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
A rudderless government

A rudderless government

The PM’s approach to politics and governance is no different from the short, T20 form of cricket. Updated Dec 19, 2018 08:48am
A praetorian state?

A praetorian state?

The civil-military imbalance has remained a major source of political instability. Published Dec 12, 2018 07:01am
Into the Afghan labyrinth

Into the Afghan labyrinth

It remains to be seen whether some breakthrough is possible in the next round of talks. Published Dec 05, 2018 07:18am
Imran versus Imran

Imran versus Imran

There is no evidence to prove the government’s claim of having stabilised the financial situation. Updated Nov 28, 2018 08:51am
A toxic Twitter war

A toxic Twitter war

The latest Pakistan-US spat has made it difficult to maintain even the illusion of meaningful alignment. Updated Dec 03, 2018 02:23pm
The ‘Moscow format’

The ‘Moscow format’

The Russian initiative aims at building greater regional understanding on the Afghan issue. Updated Nov 14, 2018 08:35am
The perils of appeasement

The perils of appeasement

Despite the warning, the administration had not taken any preventive measures to stop the violence. Updated Nov 07, 2018 08:12am
What’s the deal?

What’s the deal?

It is hard to believe that such a generous Saudi financial package has no costs. Updated Oct 31, 2018 12:33pm