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Zahid Hussain

A new social contract

A new social contract

It is not the ruling against the former PM but the attack on the judiciary that threatens democracy. Updated Aug 16, 2017 08:44am
Sharif and the family feud

Sharif and the family feud

The former PM’s tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn. Updated Aug 09, 2017 11:14am
THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

THE UNMAKING OF NAWAZ SHARIF

Just a few months ago, another term seemed all but guaranteed for the recently disqualified prime minister. Updated Aug 07, 2017 12:16pm
Descent into chaos

Descent into chaos

All rationality is lost in the haze of the politics of revenge. Updated Aug 02, 2017 08:55am
End of Sharif dynasty?

End of Sharif dynasty?

The judgement is a serious blow to dynastic politics but one is not sure if it is the end. Published Jul 29, 2017 07:07am
Game of thrones

Game of thrones

The political crisis triggered by the Panama leaks has helped the security establishment expand its space. Updated Jul 26, 2017 09:04am
Is democracy under threat?

Is democracy under threat?

The court action could be a chance for the political leadership to rationalise the accountability process. Updated Jul 19, 2017 08:27am
End of the Sharif era?

End of the Sharif era?

Although he appears defiant, the options for the prime minister are now limited. Updated Jul 12, 2017 08:51am
THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

The military siege and subsequent assault on the Islamabad mosque compound took place in the first two weeks of July Updated Jul 11, 2017 03:43pm
Story of a spy

Story of a spy

What is missing in the debate is that the Davis incident blew the cover of the wide CIA network in Pakistan. Updated Jul 05, 2017 10:36am
Third American-Afghan war?

Third American-Afghan war?

The challenges confronting the US in Afghanistan are similar to those faced immediately after 9/11. Published Jun 21, 2017 07:05am
Sharif’s JIT saga

Sharif’s JIT saga

The strident tenor of the PML-N leaders brings back memories of the storming of the Supreme Court in 1997. Updated Jun 14, 2017 08:40am
Fata on the back burner

Fata on the back burner

Backtracking on critical reforms in Fata will undermine the success of the military operation. Updated May 31, 2017 09:35am
A dangerous coalition

A dangerous coalition

What was supposed to be an alliance against terrorism has virtually turned into an anti-Iran coalition. Updated Jun 21, 2017 01:53pm
China’s new world order

China’s new world order

It is evident that OBOR is not just about infrastructure development. Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:55pm
Tweeting defiance

Tweeting defiance

The latest confrontation with the generals could not have come at a worse time for the beleaguered PM. Updated May 03, 2017 11:25am
Clutching a lifeline

Clutching a lifeline

Options are becoming limited as the political stand-off between the opposition and government worsens. Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:00am
PM’s ordeal will continue

PM’s ordeal will continue

How can the spy agencies conduct an investigation into a financial scandal? Published Apr 21, 2017 01:20am