Columnist

Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and author. He is a former scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholar, USA, and a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and at the Stimson Center in Washington DC. He is author of Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with militant Islam (Columbia university press) and The Scorpion’s tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan (Simon and Schuster, NY). Frontline Pakistan was the book of the year (2007) by the WSJ.

Twitter: @hidhussain ‏

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Coronavirus and the government’s unpreparedness

The surge in coronavirus cases in Pakistan has raised questions about the government’s preparedness to deal with the pandemic. Despite the severity of the crisis, the government has not taken all the measures required to contain its spread.

March 21, 2020

Backroom deal ensures second term to General Bajwa

Pakistan’s National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the controversial bill amending the Army Act, for the tenure extension of the army chief. Both the main opposition parties, PML-N and PPP, supported the new legislation despite their reservations.

January 08, 2020