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Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • April 22, 2019

    Welfare in times of austerity

    On March 27, the PTI government launched ‘Ehsaas’, which aims at transforming Pakistan from an elitist to a welfare state – one of the...

  • April 14, 2019

    The economy and the paradox of thrift

    Having registered a healthy growth of 5.8 percent last year , the highest over the past one decade, coupled with a low inflation rate of 3.9...

  • April 07, 2019

    The rise and fall of Daesh

    On March 23, the last piece of land held by the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, fell to the US-backed Kurdish forces. That event sounded the...

  • April 01, 2019

    Realpolitik

    They were at one in casting aspersions on the credibility of the July 2018 national elections. But they faced a split on the way forward: to become...

  • March 23, 2019

    The perils of being sanctimonious

    We are living in an increasingly sanctimonious society. Our prime minister, the present pope of popular politics, deems himself – and only himself...

  • March 16, 2019

    IPRs and human rights

    Ever since the US branded inadequate protection of intellectual property rights – patents, copyrights and trademarks – an unfair trade practice...

  • March 11, 2019

    From warfare to welfare

    The stand-off between nuclear nations Pakistan and India, set off by a terrorism incident in the disputed territory of Kashmir, points two two...