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F S Aijazuddin

Lear’s lessons for our times: Should armies be retired?

Zia Mohyeddin’s latest production King Lear was performed in Lahore by the National Academy of Performing Arts, after an earlier run in Karachi.

15 Feb 2020 3:03 AM

Britain’s royals earn their daily bread, served on a golden plate

The German Hohenzollerns claimed a lineage extending 400 years, from 1415 to 1918.

28 Dec 2019 2:12 AM

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s stir multi-legged race of rivals

Today’s parliaments are no longer under threat from below as much as from without and within.

08 Nov 2019 2:36 AM

What do Saudis gain from acts of largesse towards Pak leaders?

A recent press conference by the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs in Riyadh provided no clarity.

27 Sep 2019 6:19 AM

Tehran’s timely shift towards China guards it from US-Saudi threats

The original Saudi demand for $15 billion was not enough for Kushner.

20 Sep 2019 1:56 AM


Trump a bull in a China shop as America’s power begins to wane

In Afghanistan, Trump would dearly like to withdraw before his re-election next year, preferably without any more body bags and without loss of face.

17 Aug 2019 12:49 AM

WC Final or Wimbledon? A cruel test of fans’ loyalty

One could watch either the ICC Cricket World Cup final or the Gentlemen’s Singles Final at Wimbledon.

19 Jul 2019 12:03 AM

Phoenix-like rose Afghans to challenge top cricket nations

The Russians spent over nine years in Afghanistan, and quit after learning the costly lesson that Muscovite might is not always right.

12 Jul 2019 12:18 AM

If Trump starts a global war, is the world ready for the fallout?

Iran knows the US better than Trump knows Iran.

06 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

In Britain, PMs come and go, but the Queen offers stability

She has spent the past three-and-a-half years finding out, and lost her job as a result.

14 Jun 2019 12:57 AM


The Accidental PM is really a cautionary tale

Sanjaya Baru had served as Dr Singh’s media adviser for four years, from 2004 until 2008.

25 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Leaders need a cautionary whisperer: It’s the press’ job

PM Imran Khan must be inundated already with advice proffered by his friends, his critics, his wives.

14 Dec 2018 12:05 AM

Is the world now headed for a second Nuremberg?

Humanists have criticised President Trump for not censuring the Saudi leadership for suspected complicity in Khashoggi’s elimination.

30 Nov 2018 12:34 AM

Imran Khan is on shaky ground with the Chinese

Few of our ministers of information have been as forthcoming as the late Altaf Gauhar, once the mouthpiece of President Ayub Khan.

16 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Modernisation of China and what lessons it has for Pakistan

In a Xi’an market, a stall owner makes his money selling facsimile currency notes for use at schools.

05 Oct 2018 1:32 AM


A candid record in 33 chapters: Some surprising, many incendiary

Dulat and Durrani closed off their book in March this year.

01 Jun 2018 1:06 AM

Aurangzeb: 400 yrs on, relook at a ‘cruel bigot’

Aurangzeb was one of 14 children Shah Jahan sired from his beloved Mumtaz Mahal.

09 Mar 2018 5:10 AM

Of Jinnah & Imran: 2 love stories, just 100 yrs apart

Khan’s detractors are having a field day mocking his latest attempt to find a suitable spouse.

23 Feb 2018 1:47 AM

The US-Pak marriage of convenience is in exit mode

Perhaps Trump’s next tweet will not be about aid, but to Imran Khan, celebrating the triumph of hope over experience.

12 Jan 2018 12:14 AM

2017: A year of unusual predicaments

The Kushner/Netanyahu collaboration has begun with the acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

29 Dec 2017 1:24 AM