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Irfan Husain

US act of treachery shouldn’t surprise Kurds, given the past

It never changes, and yet he never loses his innocence, just as Lucy never loses her mean streak.

21 Oct 2019 2:24 AM

Did brutality by Saudis on Yemenis lead to oil attacks?

Iran has denied any involvement in the attack, but it is hardly likely to accept responsibility.

30 Sep 2019 6:29 AM

Extension for Gen. Bajwa perhaps not a good idea

The reality is that most civil servants have not cultivated many interests outside their jobs.

02 Sep 2019 12:12 AM

Brexit looms Oct 31, uncertain times lie ahead for Britons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his determination to drag Britain out of the EU by this date.

27 Aug 2019 12:14 AM

Do populist leaders pose bigger risk to democracy?

Trump has repeatedly ignored constitutional restraints on conflict of interest by apparently using his office to enrich himself further.

19 Aug 2019 12:13 AM


An escalating crackdown on critical comment is under way

In his long campaign, Imran Khan was helped by a media that boosted his image uncritically.

04 Aug 2019 12:41 AM

All Left needs is a narrative to counter neoliberalism

Across developed economies, the top one per cent continue to accumulate obscene wealth while the majority have seen their incomes stagnate.

08 Jul 2019 12:01 AM

Strong-arm tactics have cast a chill on the media

The judgement mentions the pressure that the Dawn and Geo media groups are being subjected to.

09 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

Why is the US hell-bent on starting a war against Iran?

The Iranian armed forces showed they were no pushovers when Saddam Hussein attacked their country back in 1980.

19 May 2019 4:48 AM

In Sri Lanka, jihadis have divided two communities

Given the rocky relations between the two ambitious politicians, such a lack of communication is understandable.

28 Apr 2019 2:53 AM


Pakistan needs better ties with India

Given India’s rapid military and economic rise, it has little incentive to reciprocate our sporadic peace moves.

09 Dec 2018 2:07 AM

United Oppn would have given PML-N a harder time

The PML(N) clearly has a powerful motive to make life tough for Prime Minister Imran Khan.

26 Aug 2018 6:27 AM

Why would anybody wish to be PM?

Traditionally, sections of the military establishment have played a major role in formulating Pakistan’s security policy.

15 Jul 2018 12:05 AM

Nawaz remains a force to reckon with

When in power, Sharif virtually ignored Parliament, and relied on family members and a small inner circle to implement questionable policies.

08 Jul 2018 12:47 AM

A hawk-eyed Opposition is a must for free and fair polls

In both Egypt and Algeria, the Islamists were proved right in their denunciation of electoral politics.

18 Jun 2018 12:29 AM


Pressure to win makes players cheat

Smith is currently rated as the best Test batsman in the world, and his absence from the scene would be a great loss to the sport.

01 Apr 2018 12:06 AM

Asma Jahangir: The five-foot giant

No personal tribute to Asma would be complete without a mention of TJ’s supportive role.

18 Feb 2018 4:46 AM

Of politicians and their soothsayers

Ronald Reagan’s wife regularly consulted a Californian syndicated horoscope columnist.

14 Jan 2018 12:40 AM

Who to vote for is the dilemma

While the PPP is no longer a factor in national politics, it still currently has enough seats to play the role of official Opposition.

24 Dec 2017 5:17 AM

Ghosts from Vietnam

More bombs were dropped by the US on Indochina than on Germany and Korea combined.

15 Oct 2017 2:45 AM