Accountability or regime change?

July 23, 2017: Accountability or regime change? (Daily Times) Another déjà vu moment is knocking at our doors. The Supreme Court has reserved its verdict…

Regime change — the final act?

November 26, 2017: Regime change — the final act? (Daily Times) It seems that the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) PMLN has entered the…

Nawaz’s forced exit redraws power matrix

July 30, 2017: Nawaz’s forced exit redraws power matrix (Daily Times) Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification was not an unforeseen event. The situation since last year had…

The relationship with US matters whether we like it or not

December 10, 2017: The relationship with US matters whether we like it or not(Daily Times) Despite the tough posturing by the United States and Pakistan,…

In search of Jinnah’s Pakistan

August 20, 2017: In search of Jinnah’s Pakistan (Daily Times) As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s creation, it is important to revisit the…

Nawaz’s sixer?

December 22, 2017: Nawaz’s sixer? (Daily Times) Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement on the clear succession plan has killed many birds…

Sagacious move by the military – Pakistan wins

May 12, 2017: Sagacious move by the military – Pakistan wins (Daily Times) Pakistan’s military leadership, by issuing its latest statement on the Dawn Leaks…

Islamic State, a threat Pakistan can no longer ignore

May 12, 2017: Islamic State, a threat Pakistan can no longer ignore (Daily Times) The ghastly attack on the convoy of Deputy Chairman Senate in…

Should we let the India problem ruin our ties with Afghanistan and Iran?

May 13, 2017: Should we let the India problem ruin our ties with Afghanistan and Iran? (Daily Times) It is unfortunate to see something of…

Dissent is not blasphemy

March 18, 2017: Dissent is not blasphemy ( Daily Times) Last week, a bizarre public notice issued by the federal investigation agency (FIA) appealed to…

Govt is digging own grave by muzzling online freedoms

May 23, 2017: Govt is digging own grave by muzzling online freedoms ( Daily Times) The ongoing campaign against digital media is an extension of…

My Utopia Died Three Years Ago

April 1, 2017: My Utopia Died Three Years Ago (Daily Times) The Parliament has extended the military courts for another two years. Cited as a…

This summer Pakistan enters into another phase of instability

June 24, 2017: This summer Pakistan enters into another phase of instability (Daily Times) Pakistan is slowly gearing up for another round of political instability.…

Pakistan’s radicalisation problem begins at school

April 8, 2017: Pakistan’s radicalisation problem begins at school (Daily Times) In 2010, Pakistan’s Parliament devolved education as well as the powers to set school…

Five myths that need to be buried for good

July 1, 2017: Five myths that need to be buried for good (Daily Times) Popular narratives in Pakistan regurgitated by civil and military leadership with…

Blasphemer hunting must stop

April 13, 2017: Blasphemer hunting must stop (Daily Times) The violent passions incited in many sections of Pakistani society by accusations of blasphemy were on…

Media portrayals of Muslims fuel xenophobia

July 8, 2017: Media portrayals of Muslims fuel xenophobia (Daily Times) Scholars who undertook a study on how Western media covers terrorism have confirmed what…

Let’s accept what we have done to ourselves

April 15, 2017: Let’s accept what we have done to ourselves  (Daily Times) The lynching of Mashal Khan by fellow students at an educational campus in Mardan, Khyber…

An elusive victory

April 20, 2017: An elusive victory (Daily Times) Third time elected PM has once again survived in office. Two Supreme Court judges in their dissenting…

Go Nawaz go . . . for an early election

April 22, 2017: Go Nawaz go . . . for an early election (Daily Times) The third term of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has…
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