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Zahid Hussain

End of a glorious chapter

End of a glorious chapter

The closure of Herald marks the end of one of the brightest chapters in independent journalism in Pakistan. Updated Jul 10, 2019 07:25am
Back to horse-trading

Back to horse-trading

Neither horse-trading nor political witch-hunts can provide stability to the government. Updated Jul 03, 2019 09:44am
Trump’s war games

Trump’s war games

Getting involved in the Iran-US conflict in any way will be disastrous for Pakistan. Updated Jun 26, 2019 08:44am
House of feud

House of feud

In the last 10 months, there has hardly been any serious debate on critical policy matters inside the NA. Published Jun 19, 2019 07:09am
Back in the dock

Back in the dock

Asif Ali Zardari epitomises the perpetual ironies of Pakistani politics. Published Jun 12, 2019 07:10am
The gathering storm

The gathering storm

The stand-off is turning serious with the government refusing to withdraw the reference. Published Jun 05, 2019 04:02am
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