Zahid Hussain

State of anarchy

State of anarchy

Why would citizens follow SOPs if they are made to believe that no contagion is threatening their lives?

Published May 20, 2020 07:04am
A dangerous gamble

A dangerous gamble

The centre has not understood that bringing the virus under control would help the economy recover.

Published May 13, 2020 06:27am
Politics of faith

Politics of faith

Even the pleading of those on the front line of the battle against the virus has gone unheard.

Published Apr 29, 2020 07:02am
Pandemic’s economic impact

Pandemic’s economic impact

The mixed messages from the leadership often fail the efforts that have so far been made to fight the virus.

Updated Apr 16, 2020 09:00am
A divisive move

A divisive move

The decision to remove restrictions and reopen certain industries is not a wise one in these times.

Published Apr 08, 2020 07:04am
A changed world

A changed world

The coronavirus has devastated the world’s mightiest economic and military powers.

Published Apr 01, 2020 06:29am
Hard times ahead

Hard times ahead

The fight against the pandemic has exposed the various fault lines.

Published Mar 25, 2020 05:37am
Crisis of leadership

Crisis of leadership

Dealing with coronavirus must be the state's main priority and resources must be diverted to deal with the pandemic.

Published Mar 18, 2020 07:05am
Civil servants in the dock

Civil servants in the dock

It’s business as usual and bureaucrats are required to serve the new political masters.

Published Mar 11, 2020 07:09am
Hostage to bigots

Hostage to bigots

Growing religious extremism presents the biggest threat to freedom of expression.

Updated Mar 04, 2020 08:36am
Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Future political stability will depend on the cessation of violence and how the intra-Afghan dialogue is organised.

Updated Feb 26, 2020 07:34am
A long way to Afghan peace

A long way to Afghan peace

A divided dispensation in Kabul makes it extremely difficult to reach a political settlement.

Published Feb 19, 2020 07:11am
Warning signs

Warning signs

It is a deadly mix of incompetence and superciliousness that defines the crisis of the PTI government.

Published Feb 12, 2020 07:08am
Questioning patriotism

Questioning patriotism

Protests are a sign of life that the ruling classes are afraid of.

Published Feb 05, 2020 07:31am
Both friends and enemies

Both friends and enemies

When Pakistan became America’s key strategic partner in the 'war on terror', it also went to war against itself.

Published Jan 29, 2020 07:04am
Perils of populism

Perils of populism

We seem to be witnessing a dangerous confluence of populism and occultism.

Published Jan 22, 2020 07:16am
Banning books

Banning books

Freedom of expression is the principal target of authoritarianism.

Updated Jan 15, 2020 07:33am