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Zahid Hussain

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
Selective accountability

Selective accountability

The academics’ reputation would have been stained by the media trial even if their innocence is proved. Updated Oct 17, 2018 08:46am
A one-dimensional approach

A one-dimensional approach

Selective accountability could cause a serious political backlash that would be disastrous. Published Oct 10, 2018 06:55am
Dealing with the Saudis

Dealing with the Saudis

Pakistan must improve its ties with Saudi Arabia — while not getting sucked into the Yemen conflict. Updated Oct 03, 2018 07:49am
Closing the window of opportunity

Closing the window of opportunity

It is evident that there is no sign of flexibility in India’s hard-line position on the resumption of bilateral talks. Updated Sep 26, 2018 11:20am
Civil-military power matrix

Civil-military power matrix

The government is focusing on the economic & political situation. Security & external matters are not its priority. Published Sep 19, 2018 07:17am
A faulty beginning

A faulty beginning

Recent events have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical governance issues. Updated Sep 12, 2018 08:49am
Total breakup is not an option

Total breakup is not an option

Recent US actions that appear to ‘punish’ Pakistan will not help in obtaining the new government’s support. Updated Sep 05, 2018 12:13pm
On the external front

On the external front

There are some critical capitals the prime minister needs to visit and interact with. Published Aug 29, 2018 07:10am
Populism and governance

Populism and governance

The PTI government has taken populist rhetoric too far on the issue of accountability. Published Aug 22, 2018 04:21am
Inside the new Assembly

Inside the new Assembly

Imran Khan is now fully in the saddle, though still dependent on disparate groups to run the government. Updated Aug 15, 2018 09:09am
The politics of religion

The politics of religion

The spectacular rise of the TLP over the past year has changed the dynamics of religious politics in the country. Updated Aug 08, 2018 09:49am
Time to move forward

Time to move forward

Only a strong parliament can help the government regain its democratic space. Updated Aug 01, 2018 08:20am
A national democratic charter

A national democratic charter

The politics of vendetta must end after the polls and a broad agreement should be reached on key issues. Published Jul 25, 2018 07:06am
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