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Nadir Hassan
Nadir Hassan

  • May 26, 2017

    The dispensable nation

    What was the Foreign Office thinking? Before Nawaz Sharif had even reached the Arab-US summit it was telling everyone that the prime minister would...

  • May 19, 2017

    Let’s not romanticise CPEC

    The cult of CPEC is getting very stifling. Never before has something that is supposed to be nothing more than an economic agreement become quite so...

  • May 05, 2017

    All it takes is 140 characters

    Back in the good old days, when Supreme Court justices couldn’t quote long-dead French writers because Wikipedia hadn’t been invented...

  • April 28, 2017

    How to remember Mashal

    As predictable as it is infuriating, Mashal Khan is becoming yesterday’s news. Entertainment and masala always gets better ratings than moral...

  • April 21, 2017

    One murder won’t change them

    Remember Gul Masih? He had a fight with a neighbour in 1991 over something as trivial as repairing a water tap on their street. The neighbour then...

  • April 08, 2017

    Liberty disappeared

    The nationo-chauvinists on our television screens and social media follow the same jumbled playbook whenever someone they dislike is...

  • April 01, 2017

    The paths to re-election

    The PML-N is acting as if it doesn’t believe it can win the next election. In some ways, it is reminiscent of the PPP when the latter gave up...

  • March 17, 2017

    The Haqqani affair

    Is Husain Haqqani a traitor – as members of the party he used to serve are now having to say? Questioning the patriotism of those who have a...

  • March 10, 2017

    Politics of personality, not principle

    There is a myth in Pakistan – usually pushed by the political parties themselves – that our national politics is hopelessly divided. All...

  • March 03, 2017

    Cricket’s aborted homecoming

    Pakistan’s long sporting isolation ended in February when Iran’s tennis team visited Islamabad – the first country to do so in 12...