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M Saeed Khalid

Repeating History – M Saeed Khalid

The Nawaz League’s third government at the centre will be completing its two years by early June. Having replaced arguably the most corrupt dispensation that ran the roost for a full five years, Nawaz Sharif’s return as prime minister was…

Paranoia – M Saeed Khalid

A week after the murderous elimination of its top team, Charlie Hebdo has boomeranged with the publication of yet another sacrilegious cartoon on its cover. The new provocation has been printed in three million copies, many times more than…

Whither Democracy? – M Saeed Khalid

Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, general-turned-diplomat and Pakistan’s longest serving foreign minister, explained the raison d’etre of Saarc as a link in the chain of regional cooperation organisations that girdled the globe. And Saarc has remained…

Lost In Translation – M Saeed Khalid

It was said of Jawaharlal Nehru that he thought in English and spoke in Hindi. It is not clear in which language our Advisor on Security and Foreign Affairs was thinking while talking to the BBC’s Urdu service. According to the Foreign…

The Sport Of Politics – M Saeed Khalid

Our international cricketer turned politician avoids appearing in the assembly hall, but loves to raise issues in public spaces, surrounded by admirers – of which TV networks only zoom on the ‘fairer sex’. Could it be that the Kaptaan’s…

From Gandhi To Modi – M Saeed Khalid

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee made a monumental error by not honouring Mahatma Gandhi before he died. After his assassination in 1948, the committee covered up its inaction by stating that the prize was for living people and it was too…