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Zahid Hussain

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    Violence and Afghan peace talks

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2021

    THE two women judges shot dead in Kabul last Sunday were the latest victims of the targeted killings that have swept Afghanistan amid the virtually...

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    Pakistan’s countering Indian threat

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2020

    FOREIGN minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has yet again warned of an Indian plan to launch a ‘surgical strike’ on Pakistan. It is not for the...

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    Intra-Afghan peace talks

    by Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on August 13, 2020

    In a situation where two sides, Afghan authorities and the Taliban, have long been locked in war, it is never easy to agree to a...

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    A long way to Afghan peace

    by Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2020

    SUCH is the irony of history that yet another superpower is negotiating its exit from Afghanistan as the war-ravaged country recently observed the 31st anniversary...

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    Banning books

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    BANNING and burning books is a manifestation of a culture that is afraid to face the truth. It is ignorance of the book’s message or...

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    War, lies and failure

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    IT WAS an unwinnable conflict but lies covered the failure. For almost two decades, the American people have been misled by their leaders over a...

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    Exiting Afghanistan

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    IT MAY not be a Saigon moment for the American forces, yet an imminent deal with the Taliban clearing the way for gradual withdrawal of...

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    Pulling back from the brink?

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    DEFT handling of the recent crisis by the Pakistani leadership may have helped de-escalate tensions with India. But it is not all over yet. The...

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