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Saturday May 28, 2022
Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • April 27, 2022

    The double whammy of populism

    The primacy of the will over the intellect or the other way around, and the tensions between an itching impulse coming straight from the heart ...

  • April 14, 2022

    A change for the worse

    Prior to the exit of Imran Khan, in 1989 a no-trust motion was voted upon against the-then prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The contrasting manners in...

  • March 10, 2022

    Sanctions and their efficacy

    Do the sanctions imposed by the US and its European allies on Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine make sense? To put the question in a...

  • February 24, 2022

    Opposition and the prisoners’ dilemma

    The writer is an Islamabad-based columnist.Anyone living during the 1990s would for sure have scoffed at the idea of the PPP and PML-N joining hands...

  • January 17, 2022

    IMF: rhetoric and reality

    The IMF-sponsored programme can at best have a marginal effect on scaling down trade deficit, which is primarily undergirded by productivity...

  • December 29, 2021

    Pakistan and the idea of change

    The writer is an Islamabad-based columnist.Both mainstream and social media are abuzz with speculations that a change in the government is on the...

  • December 06, 2021

    Mobs, morality and ‘justice’

    The writer is an Islamabad-based columnist.Over the years, Sialkot has earned a name for itself for its bustling medical equipment and sports goods...

  • November 13, 2021

    Crony capitalism

    The writer is an Islamabad-based columnist.Crony capitalism refers to a system in which people in power dole out substantial benefits to businesses...

  • July 15, 2021

    Development and transvaluation

    Popularized by German philosopher Nietzsche, the concept of transvaluation of values implies that norms and ideals embodied in a moral system...

  • June 04, 2021

    A civilization in decline?

    In a significant move, the Chinese government has allowed couples to have three children. The permission replaces the two-child policy introduced in...