Umer Farooq

Pakistan and India’s cold war

Pakistan and India’s cold war

Recent skirmishes between India and Pakistan have deeply wounded relations between the two nations. Updated Oct 15, 2016 06:01pm
Concealed truth

Concealed truth

What is wrong with madrasas? Published Apr 05, 2016 12:59pm
The Mast Gul Factor

The Mast Gul Factor

Mast Gul's desperate call to die for a political cause or ideology has endured in our society Updated Aug 10, 2016 01:30am
Learning from the past

Learning from the past

The gradual retreat of Nawaz Sharif's government from policymaking has been visible from the start of his third tenure Updated Nov 27, 2015 01:04pm
Enter the General

Enter the General

The military’s image-building campaign and its consequences Updated Sep 26, 2016 03:21pm
Conflict and resolution

Conflict and resolution

We as a nation are far from clear as to what our prime security interests are Updated Jul 27, 2015 03:36pm
In plain sight

In plain sight

Examining indiscretions involving Pakistan’s nuclear power Updated Jun 13, 2015 04:45pm
Territorial limits

Territorial limits

Examining the constitutional status of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir Updated May 07, 2015 03:37pm
Campaign of terror

Campaign of terror

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti was on his way to address a public meeting in Mardan on... Published Mar 27, 2015 01:43pm
At the military’s beck and call

At the military’s beck and call

Only a week before dismissing Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo’s government in May 1988, military dictator... Published Mar 27, 2015 12:42pm
The vicious circle

The vicious circle

Economists say the problem of circular debt started in 2007, when international oil prices increased exponentially... Updated Dec 16, 2016 02:21pm
Centre of controversy

Centre of controversy

Will the new administration reverse the process of decentralisation? Published Mar 23, 2015 05:45pm