07 September 2012
The case of Rimsha Masih, a 14-year-old Christian girl with Downs syndrome from the impoverished Mehrabadi district in...
27 July 2012
Pakistan before it was overtaken by General Zia’s Islamisation programme.
25 June 2012
To lose one prime minister...
12 April 2012
In February this year the Pakistan government, under influence from the military state, put out a $10 million public...
26 November 2011
Former Pakistani ambassador (left) Husain Haqqani, with US senator John Kerry and President Asif Zardari in August...
11 July 2011
As sardars, or princely chiefs of Balochistan, they were the Sean Connery-look alikes: gentlemen of smart moustaches,...
22 June 2011
Taking on the state
04 June 2011
The death of Saleem Shahzad brings to three the high profile political assassinations in Pakistan this year. Like...
10 May 2011
How much did Pervez Musharraf and his then head of intelligence (from 2004-2007), Ashfaq Kayani, now head of the army,...
08 March 2011
Who rules Pakistan? Leaving aside a degree of fast-footing by the civil servants, it is the intelligence services,...
09 February 2011
At the end of 2010, Veena Malik was a young Pakistani actress from Lahore with a successful run in the 12-week Bigg...
29 November 2010
If anyone had doubts that James Blunt had averted World War Three in Kosovo by hesitating over a US order to...
28 October 2010
It emerged this week that Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, has been accepting "bags of money" from Iran...
26 August 2010
I've worked in Mumbai and been in India many times, but have always had an ill-concealed soft spot for Pakistan, which...
20 May 2010
"It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should prevail against the voice of a nation." So wrote John...