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Zahid Hussain

A culture that bans films is afraid to face the truth

The government’s retraction of the permission to screen Zindagi Tamasha gave certain religious elements a greater sense of empowerment.

05 Mar 2020 2:02 AM

A long way lies ahead for peace in Afghanistan

Roughly, 3,500 American and allied troops have been killed in a war costing trillions of dollars.

22 Feb 2020 3:14 AM

Nothing is more dangerous for world peace than a bully in the White House

US President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy cultural heritage, which includes religious places in Iran, gives a more ominous twist to the crisis.

10 Jan 2020 12:22 AM

A decade Pak should forget: Lurching from crisis to crisis

The attack on the Army Public School demonstrated how the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had often targeted the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

04 Jan 2020 12:23 AM

A series of missteps by Imran govt on KL summit

Saudi Arabia may have its own reasons to oppose the KL Summit but it could not prevent other countries from participating.

26 Dec 2019 12:39 AM

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Death sentence for Musharraf a clear message to the military

Musharraf is required to be present in the country to file an appeal against his conviction but his return is improbable.

19 Dec 2019 4:47 AM

War, lies and failure: That’s the story of US in Afghan

As highlighted in the report, the lack of a clear strategy and conflicting objectives has dogged the war from the outset.

13 Dec 2019 1:59 AM

Order on Bajwa may disturb Pak power structure

When extensions are seen to be part of political power games, then it also affects the military’s professionalism.

28 Nov 2019 5:25 AM

PML-N needs a leader; split looms for PTI

Nawaz Sharif has finally flown out but it’s not curtains yet. It’s now the beginning of Act 2 of the ongoing political saga.

21 Nov 2019 2:24 AM

Maulana’s stand: No threat, but a show of strength by all means

The terms for pulling back from the brink are not known yet; there will, however, be no clear winner in this game of thrones.

07 Nov 2019 2:14 AM

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America needs to get serious about peace in Afghanistan

A major objection was that there was no assurance from the Taliban to adhere to a permanent ceasefire.

17 Oct 2019 5:46 AM

‘Azadi’ march Pak maulana’s desperate bid to stay relevant

The JUI-F’s staunch anti-American public stance and his pro-Taliban image did not come in the way of his pragmatism.

11 Oct 2019 12:17 AM

Afghan accord: Still unclear if Taliban ready to contest polls

Among the Taliban’s negotiating team were also four former inmates of Guantanamo.

07 Sep 2019 12:00 AM

After a year, Imran’s PTI is authoritarian, not populist

PTI support revolves almost entirely around Imran Khan’s personal charisma and popular appeal, though that too is diminishing.

01 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

Afghan, Hafiz arrest behind thaw in Pak ties with US

Trump’s comments about Kashmir too indicate his administration’s changing stance over a lingering problem that is causing instability in South Asia.

25 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

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Horse-trading, witch-hunts won’t stabilise Imran’s govt

Khan’s “Wasim Akram-plus” seems to have finally blossomed into a fine craftsman engineering defections within the opposition ranks.

04 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Trump starts new Mideast war game to target Tehran

Trump’s threat of obliterating Iran may be exaggerated but the danger of tensions spiralling out of control cannot be minimised.

27 Jun 2019 12:36 AM

After arrest, will Zardari bounce back once more?

The noose had been tightening around him for long and it was just a matter of time before he would be nabbed.

13 Jun 2019 3:09 AM

Ironic! Freed Taliban chief leads difficult peace talks

A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban movement, his role is seen as critical to the effort to end the 18-year war.

30 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Insurgents take the upper hand, endgame nears in Afghanistan

America’s desperation to pull out is itself seen as a victory for the Taliban who have gained greater international recognition over the years.

01 Feb 2019 12:24 AM

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