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Zahid Hussain

The plot thickens…

The plot thickens…

Stories about some kind of a deal between the establishment and the PPP have been circulating. Updated Jul 11, 2018 03:10pm
The PML-N paradox

The PML-N paradox

The widening rift between the Sharif brothers has further compounded the party’s predicament. Updated Jul 04, 2018 07:52am
Return of the MMA

Return of the MMA

The revival of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal is aimed at regaining some lost political space for the religious elements. Updated Jun 27, 2018 10:22am
A window of opportunity?

A window of opportunity?

The sight of insurgents flooding the streets of Kabul must have caused concern to Kabul and the Taliban. Published Jun 20, 2018 07:07am
Horses of the same stock

Horses of the same stock

Real issues affecting the common people are lost in the cacophony of false promises. Updated Jun 15, 2018 08:01am
Democratic accountability

Democratic accountability

It is inexcusable the way political parties came together to defend the controversial change in poll laws. Published Jun 06, 2018 07:00am
Facts and fiction

Facts and fiction

A new book offers illuminating details about the Kargil fiasco. Updated May 30, 2018 07:36am
Challenges to democracy

Challenges to democracy

Instead of an improved quality of democracy, Pakistan has been sliding in the opposite direction. Published May 23, 2018 06:56am
Carnage in Gaza

Carnage in Gaza

The use of brute force has failed to deter the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. Updated May 16, 2018 12:00pm
Nawaz Sharif’s ET politics

Nawaz Sharif’s ET politics

The military is not the only reason for the former prime minister’s current miseries. Updated May 25, 2018 07:35am
Back to the hustings

Back to the hustings

The outcome of polls is never easy to predict given the volatility of our political landscape. Updated May 02, 2018 09:47am
Facing a hybrid war

Facing a hybrid war

Instead of addressing the root causes, we often tend to raise the bogey of a ‘foreign hand’. Published Apr 25, 2018 07:09am
Coercing the media

Coercing the media

Punitive actions against the press will only sharpen polarisation and encourage non-professionalism. Updated Apr 18, 2018 09:18am
The awakening

The awakening

It is the Pakhtun age of enlightenment; an age of rejection of obscurantism and oppression. Published Apr 11, 2018 06:48am
Reforming Saudi Arabia

Reforming Saudi Arabia

Many observers warn that things could implode if the Saudi crown prince moves too fast on his reform agenda. Updated Apr 04, 2018 10:44am
Messy run-up to the elections

Messy run-up to the elections

A serious crisis is waiting to happen on the eve of the general elections the outcome of which is hard to predict. Updated Mar 28, 2018 10:59am
The new power troika

The new power troika

The security establishment and the courts have asserted themselves to distort the balance of power. Updated Mar 14, 2018 09:30am
From disgrace to supreme leader

From disgrace to supreme leader

It will still be Nawaz Sharif calling the shots. This dichotomy of power within the party may have its own perils. Updated Feb 28, 2018 12:52pm