Sunday February 05, 2023
Raoof Hasan
Raoof Hasan

  • February 03, 2023

    A process of digging graves

    Being human is the fundamental crucible where from a variety of attributes spring. But we either fail to understand the cardinal importance of this...

  • January 20, 2023

    The Friday Column: Falling from grace

    A vast world of pain and emotion is encapsulated in the time between two of Faiz’s classics: ‘Subh-e-Azadi’ and ‘Dhaka say wapsi per’ ....

  • January 13, 2023

    An anatomy of paralysis

    Pakistan’s politics has assumed the form of a circular movement which keeps coming back to the starting point after exhausting all possible forms...

  • January 06, 2023

    Growing spectre of terror

    The spectre of terror is nothing new to Pakistan, but its current resurgence is a matter of grave concern, particularly if one sees gaping loopholes...

  • December 30, 2022

    A painful saga

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to write about Pakistan because so vast is the extent of challenges it faces and so grave their intensity that...

  • December 23, 2022

    Between delusion and deception

    Delusion is generally perceived as a state of mind and deception, an act mired in ill intentions. But there is a definitive common ground between...

  • December 16, 2022

    Snow cometh in white

    Rather unexpectedly, London has already had a fair showering of snow, draping the city in white barely days before Christmas. While this will add...

  • December 09, 2022

    The civilizational context

    Culture evolves over time. Civilizations take generations. In both instances, it would happen only if the initiative were supported by an intense...

  • December 02, 2022

    There are no shortcuts

    General Qamar Javed Bajwa has walked into the sunset leaving behind a legacy that, in many ways, will haunt us for a long time to come. The damage...

  • November 25, 2022

    The change of command

    The time for the change of command at the GHQ has arrived. When this piece appears, it may already have taken place and the nation may finally know...