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Huma Yusuf

Defining extremism is a complex matter, and it comes in many forms

The difficulty of defining extremism does not, however, detract from the importance of doing so.

25 Feb 2020 3:00 AM

Censorship isolates dissenters, then tries to demonise them

Broader constituencies must recognise how censorship skews the public record, data, national narratives and social cohesion for generations.

19 Nov 2019 6:46 AM

Need focus on increasing political bias of news leaks

It seems we should focus less on the leaks and the journalists who publish them, and more on the underlying political drivers for them.

16 Jul 2019 12:53 AM

Brewing Gulf tensions worry for Pakistan as Iran a key ally

Pakistan has already stated that it will not take sides in the current confrontation, and called for US restraint.

21 May 2019 7:09 AM

Notre Dame fire offers lessons on history and accountability

The tragic fire has conveniently transformed into a story of resilience, hope and rebirth. Many are ready to move on.

23 Apr 2019 12:00 AM


Countries are now defining citizenship as exclusion

While the court battle to decide her fate will be prolonged, her predicament has highlighted how vulnerable the notion of citizenship is today.

26 Feb 2019 2:16 AM

Afghan influx in Pak shows migration pact row is absurd

Recently, acknowledging the scale of global displacement, the majority of UN member states adopted a global compact for migration.

18 Dec 2018 12:16 AM

Shift in Imran’s stand on China may ‘expose’ CPEC rhetoric

PM Khan’s populist politics will necessarily take him down a rocky path to Beijing’s doorstep.

28 Aug 2018 12:36 AM

Why protests are critical to bring change in any system

In Pakistan’s case, the most important reason to enable protest is because the act spurs political participation.

18 Jul 2018 2:26 AM

Honour icons, don’t create ‘sacred cows’

The analysis would be considered partisan, serving an “agenda” or attacking a particular political party.

10 Apr 2018 12:43 AM


Some lessons that Pak needs to learn from Iran outbreak

Iran’s experience also shows that the current tactic of hailing CPEC as the panacea for Pakistan’s problems could backfire.

16 Jan 2018 12:53 AM

Sectarian violence a far greater threat

Pakistan has already endured so much sectarian conflict that it is largely resigned to the persistence of such violence.

02 Jan 2018 12:25 AM

Toxic policies and terror hits: Study the link

The images went viral, with anti-Islam blogs sharing the photographs as proof of the callousness of Muslims.

28 Mar 2017 4:33 AM

View from Pakistan: How to deal with a violent phase

Memorials will require Pakistan to disambiguate its attitude towards the extremism that claimed innocent lives.

15 Mar 2017 3:20 AM

Afghanistan in transition: Will history repeat itself?

The growing role of China and Russia will help stakeholders move beyond the sour legacy of US involvement in peace talks.

14 Feb 2017 12:49 AM


Optimism vs gloom: In search of a vision

The CEO of Nestle Pakistan has said that Pakistan is poised to enter a “hot zone” of economic activity with double-digit growth.

17 Jan 2017 6:58 AM

2017: Crucial year for Pak’s democracy

The challenges of 2017 will have to be tackled by the civilian administration, solved by diplomacy not might.

03 Jan 2017 12:59 AM

Trump’s praise

Pakistan’s “relationship with the United States is not about personalities — it is about institutions”.

06 Dec 2016 3:27 AM