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Rashed Rahman

Lull before the storm?
Opinion

Lull before the storm?

One cannot really claim with confidence that the storm of dust kicked up by the controversies surrounding Elections...
Published 27 Feb, 2024 03:06am
An (in)credible election!
Opinion

An (in)credible election!

The 2024 elections have aroused a perfect storm of allegations of gerrymandering, rigging and manipulation of...
Published 20 Feb, 2024 03:09am
Elections and prospects
Opinion

Elections and prospects

As the date for general elections, February 8, 2024, looms, the election campaign scene exhibits some troubling...
Updated 30 Jan, 2024 05:30am
Back from the brink
Opinion

Back from the brink

After an exchange of missile attacks on alleged Baloch subversive elements in each other’s territory, Pakistan and...
Published 23 Jan, 2024 05:14am
Crises old and new
Opinion

Crises old and new

It is hardly breaking news on the first day of the new (not so happy) year that Pakistan faces a slate of challenges...
Published 02 Jan, 2024 05:21am
Exacerbating the problem
Opinion

Exacerbating the problem

The state’s penchant for turning a molehill into a mountain has been on ‘glorious’ display in Islamabad these...
Updated 26 Dec, 2023 05:06am
Israel bent on genocide
Opinion

Israel bent on genocide

Only the naïve could have imagined that Israel would continue the truce that allowed the exchange of some of the...
Published 05 Dec, 2023 03:01am
Fallout of the Gaza war
Opinion

Fallout of the Gaza war

One and a half months after Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel from Gaza on October 7, 2023, and despite the...
Updated 28 Nov, 2023 02:13pm
The Palestinian resistance
Opinion

The Palestinian resistance

The ongoing Israel-Gaza war began with the spectacular attack by Hamas into Israel on October 7, 2023. Hamas...
Updated 24 Oct, 2023 05:52am
Have the people risen?
Opinion

Have the people risen?

Arriving on the back of backbreaking inflation across the board, the increased tariff in electricity bills has ...
Updated 05 Sep, 2023 07:12am
Legitimacy crisis
Opinion

Legitimacy crisis

On this 76th independence anniversary of Pakistan, the heart is sorely charged, the spirit wilting and the mind ...
Updated 15 Aug, 2023 06:58am
A tired merry-go-round
Opinion

A tired merry-go-round

Imran Khan’s conviction in the Toshakana case on August 5, 2023 and subsequent imprisonment in Attock Jail may ...
Published 08 Aug, 2023 06:37am
Bajaur atrocity
Opinion

Bajaur atrocity

Pakistan’s long standing affliction of religious extremist terrorism is far from over. In Khar, Bajaur, Khyber...
Updated 01 Aug, 2023 06:39am