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Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • February 01, 2023

    The thing about truth

    In ‘tell-all’ interviews and explosive statements, former prime minister Imran Khan, who has the knack of staying in the news, is heaping all...

  • January 05, 2023

    The (only) light at the end

    Every nation has some pipedreams. We Pakistanis have several. One of them is to say goodbye to the IMF once and for all and start implementing an...

  • October 24, 2022

    Repetitive and retributive

    History is repetitive and nature is retributive. These are two of the most potent notions that have fired human imagination since the dawn of...

  • September 15, 2022

    The sacralization of politics

    A cult leader is regarded by his/her followers as the epitome of virtue and wisdom and thus a complete stranger to the intellectual or moral lapses...

  • July 17, 2022

    The age of the sophists

    Ancient Greece is known as the cradle of Western philosophy and produced some of the greatest philosophers of all times. However, in the same...

  • June 11, 2022

    An ‘over-heated’ economy

    Over the years, Pakistan’s economy has been confronted with a dilemma it has not been able to overcome: In the event that it registers lackluster...

  • 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...