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Playing On The wrong Pitch – Mosharraf Zaidi

Two noteworthy recent launching events have captured many of the frailties and complexities of the Pakistani discourse. If we can learn the valuable lessons available to...

Simply Khan – M Saeed Khalid

The skipper is miffed because no one wants to play. The gauntlet thrown on Peshawar’s Ring Road fell by the wayside. Neither Islamabad nor Washington cared to pick it...

Tell Us the whole truth – Harris Khalique

In Islamabad the other day, many political leaders belonging to the PML-N and the PTI and their sidekicks like the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), journalists and commentators...

Isolation – Shireen M Mazari

It is amusing, albeit a trifle irritating too, to see commentators – as opposed to analysts – giving out half truths to try and prove something that is factually...

Dr Farrukh Saleem

The sit-in

Capital suggestion To be certain, the PTI’s sit-ins have absolutely nothing to do with the blocking of Nato supply because sit-ins are not required to block NATO...

Whither PTI? – Nadir Hassan

Nothing good has ever come from a marauding militia roaming the streets menacingly demanding of anyone who crosses their path, “Papers, please?” The sinister belief...

Fazlullah’s war

Shortly after 9/11, when the US bombing campaign had begun in Afghanistan, a force comprising 8,000 fighters from NWFP crossed the Durand line, hoping to find and kill...

Of extremes

Fleeting moments Public opinion stands divided between those who support negotiations with the Taliban and others who vehemently oppose such a move. The arguments...

Heads We Lose, Tails You Win

There is only one ironclad rule of gambling and that is that the gambler always loses. You can mark cards or play with loaded dice but eventually you will be found out....

Uneasy Unload

During the run-up to Election 2013, the phrase ‘baba ta easy load ka’ (send baba some easy load) had become the bane of the ANP’s existence. Talk about the 800...

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