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Sunday September 25, 2022
Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • 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...

  • 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...