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Zahid Hussain

War, lies and failure: That’s the story of US in Afghan

As highlighted in the report, the lack of a clear strategy and conflicting objectives has dogged the war from the outset.

13 Dec 2019 1:59 AM

Order on Bajwa may disturb Pak power structure

When extensions are seen to be part of political power games, then it also affects the military’s professionalism.

28 Nov 2019 5:25 AM

PML-N needs a leader; split looms for PTI

Nawaz Sharif has finally flown out but it’s not curtains yet. It’s now the beginning of Act 2 of the ongoing political saga.

21 Nov 2019 2:24 AM

Maulana’s stand: No threat, but a show of strength by all means

The terms for pulling back from the brink are not known yet; there will, however, be no clear winner in this game of thrones.

07 Nov 2019 2:14 AM

America needs to get serious about peace in Afghanistan

A major objection was that there was no assurance from the Taliban to adhere to a permanent ceasefire.

17 Oct 2019 5:46 AM


‘Azadi’ march Pak maulana’s desperate bid to stay relevant

The JUI-F’s staunch anti-American public stance and his pro-Taliban image did not come in the way of his pragmatism.

11 Oct 2019 12:17 AM

Afghan accord: Still unclear if Taliban ready to contest polls

Among the Taliban’s negotiating team were also four former inmates of Guantanamo.

07 Sep 2019 12:00 AM

After a year, Imran’s PTI is authoritarian, not populist

PTI support revolves almost entirely around Imran Khan’s personal charisma and popular appeal, though that too is diminishing.

01 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

Afghan, Hafiz arrest behind thaw in Pak ties with US

Trump’s comments about Kashmir too indicate his administration’s changing stance over a lingering problem that is causing instability in South Asia.

25 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Horse-trading, witch-hunts won’t stabilise Imran’s govt

Khan’s “Wasim Akram-plus” seems to have finally blossomed into a fine craftsman engineering defections within the opposition ranks.

04 Jul 2019 12:00 AM


Trump starts new Mideast war game to target Tehran

Trump’s threat of obliterating Iran may be exaggerated but the danger of tensions spiralling out of control cannot be minimised.

27 Jun 2019 12:36 AM

After arrest, will Zardari bounce back once more?

The noose had been tightening around him for long and it was just a matter of time before he would be nabbed.

13 Jun 2019 3:09 AM

Ironic! Freed Taliban chief leads difficult peace talks

A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban movement, his role is seen as critical to the effort to end the 18-year war.

30 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Insurgents take the upper hand, endgame nears in Afghanistan

America’s desperation to pull out is itself seen as a victory for the Taliban who have gained greater international recognition over the years.

01 Feb 2019 12:24 AM

PTI’s targeting of PPP in Sindh likely to affect Bilawal’s future

The chief justice’s admonition may have dampened the PTI charge, but the game is not over yet.

03 Jan 2019 1:17 AM


Afghan crisis: Can Pak help the US find a solution?

Khalilzad is engaging with the insurgents who appear much stronger with their successes on the battlefield.

07 Dec 2018 12:05 AM

War of tweets might totally derail rocky US-Pak ties

Imran Khan has been known for his strong views on Pakistan’s post-9/11 alliance with the US and his fiery anti-American rhetoric.

23 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

The ‘Moscow format’ may pave way for Taliban talks

Surely, the “Moscow format” cannot be seen as a parallel peace move; it aims mainly at building greater regional understanding on the issue.

15 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Imran might find it tough to deliver on his promises

Imran Khan’s victory speech has raised hopes for the return of some rationality to his politics.

03 Aug 2018 5:11 AM

New govt must end vendettas; focus on India ties, China biz

Most importantly, the polls must be seen as credible and the results accepted by all parties and state institutions.

26 Jul 2018 12:58 AM