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Ghazi Salahuddin
Ghazi Salahuddin

The writer is a staff member.

  • June 09, 2024

    Modi is cut to size

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures, at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2024. — Reuters Is there...

  • June 02, 2024

    Unthinkable thoughts

    A representational image showing University of Karachi students carrying a large national flag as part of the Independence Day celebrations. —...

  • May 26, 2024

    The times they are a-sizzlin’

    Climate activists hold placards as they take part in a demonstration in support of the environmental and climate protection movement ‘Fridays for...

  • May 19, 2024

    Two days that shook Quetta

    A session in the Pakistan Literature Festival held in Quetta is seen on May 17, 2024. —  Facebook/ACPKHIWhen you look at the map of Pakistan,...

  • May 12, 2024

    Another day of infamy

    Police fire teargas shell towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party activists and supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan to disperse them...

  • May 05, 2024

    An opportunity being lost

     Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif pictured alongside President Asif Ali Zardari. — INP/FileBeing a man of action in the lazy setting of...

  • April 28, 2024

    A broken, bleeding society

    This image shows Karachi Police personnel and commandos standing guard on November 29, 2023. — Facebook/Karachi Police - KPOEvery morning when I...

  • April 07, 2024

    A disdain for reality

    We tend to behave as if there is no dire and imminent threat to our well-being, as a country and as a society

  • March 31, 2024

    Ides of March

    Representational image. — UnsplashBeware the Ides of March. This well-known quotation was, we know, the warning given to Julius Caesar, in...

  • March 24, 2024

    Saying it with bricks

    A clip of Gandapur’s hot-blooded remarks was shown on some channels and circulated on social media

  • March 17, 2024

    Counting our deficits

    A woman views prices of rice being sold at a shop in Pakistan. — AFP/FileWith this week’s advent of Ramazan, our lives have changed in some...

  • March 03, 2024

    Can’t take them on

    His murder took place at high-end Kohsar Market in Islamabad where Salmaan Taseer had arrived to meet friends in a restaurant

  • February 25, 2024

    Lives people live

    Incidentally, being a journalist also allows me to peep into the gilded lives of the rich and the famous

  • February 18, 2024

    A Kafkaesque nightmare

    Over a week after contested general elections, outcome remains uncertain

  • February 11, 2024

    The morning after

    Original sin, of course, was to select Imran Khan as saviour of nation and then to groom and launch him in 2018

  • February 04, 2024

    Now, the chase sequence

    When one of the time bombs seemingly planted for the final days of the electoral campaign exploded on Tuesday morning, there naturally was a rush of...

  • January 28, 2024

    Ahsan Raza won’t vote

    Now, this headline would naturally leave you in a state of shock

  • January 14, 2024

    Thriving on confusion

    Here is latest twists and turns in story, play out in domain of higher judiciary, Simultaneously, so much more is happening on other fronts

  • January 07, 2024

    Storytelling as therapy

    Shahnaz Aijazuddin mentioned Harry Potter and the magical realm created by J K Rowling as an extension of a dastan like Tilism-e-Hoshruba

  • December 24, 2023

    Waiting for democracy

    While we wait for elections to be held – with bated breath, perhaps – there are matters of greater significance that trouble the minds of people...

  • December 03, 2023

    An invitation to dream

    With the proceedings of the four-day 16th International Urdu Conference continuing this weekend at the Arts Council in Karachi, there is this...

  • November 26, 2023

    Crime and police

    Anyhow, I do need to provide a glimpse of what has been reported in the media

  • November 12, 2023

    A flowering in Sukkur

    Panellists can be seen listening to a speaker during a closing ceremony of the two-day Pakistan Literature Festival 2023 Sukkur on October 29, 2023,...

  • October 29, 2023

    The power of protest

    Supporters of Hezbollah and allied Palestinian factions in Lebanon lift flags and placards during a protest in the southern city of Sidon in...

  • October 22, 2023

    A war in our minds

    A picture taken from Sderot on October 21, 2023, shows smoke rising over buildings in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli strike. — AFP   During my...

  • October 15, 2023

    A struggle for sanity

    Chancing upon a history quiz on YouTube, I was a bit intrigued by a question on Winston Churchill. Though I vaguely had some idea about what it was...

  • October 08, 2023

    First, the enemy within

    Though it fell to caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti’s lot to deliver it, the message clearly had the stamp of a higher level. And it...

  • October 01, 2023

    In the pit of poverty

    When Malik Meraj Khalid became caretaker prime minister in November 1997, he had his first close encounter with the prime minister’s house in...

  • September 24, 2023

    Wilting in the wilderness

    Oh, to be young. Poets, writers and philosophers have celebrated this magical phase in one’s life. A young person, anywhere and in any...

  • September 17, 2023

    Stay hungry, stay foolish

    There was this ‘gentleman’ in the Moliere play who was delighted to learn that he had been speaking in ‘prose’ all his life without knowing...

  • September 10, 2023

    Looking homeward, dizzily

    As the poet said: 'They are not long, the days of wine and roses'. Any extravagant retreat from the daily rigours of our lives, if we are at all...

  • September 03, 2023

    Mughal-e-Azam vs Modi

    Have you watched ‘Mughal-e-Azam’? This question, posed to any cinema enthusiast, would readily invoke a reference to that epic movie made by K...

  • August 27, 2023

    A sense of the world

    It had been raining for hours, though not as heavily as our monsoon downpours, when we ventured out on a drive. It was early in the afternoon last...

  • August 20, 2023

    Why Bob Dylan matters

    One of my pleasures in visiting our elder daughter in southern California is to feel the warmth and glory of the cultural environment of Los...

  • August 13, 2023

    Leaving Pakistan behind

    As we escalated on to the main concourse of the Istanbul Airport, we were greeted by the sound of music. A group of young people was dancing in a...

  • July 23, 2023

    Ciphers you can’t decipher

    Even if you are totally bowled over by the endless reverberations of what had happened on May 9, you still need to have patience to bear with this...

  • July 16, 2023

    Living unliveable lives

    In recent weeks, there is this subject tugging at my heart that I have been afraid to take up. I find it very unsettling, emotionally, and feel that...

  • July 09, 2023

    Justice(s) on trial

    While the stage is abuzz with a medley of ‘dramatis personae’, the spotlight this week has mostly been on the higher judiciary. Specifically,...