Wajid Shamsul Hasan

The writer is the former High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom and a veteran journalist

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New wine into old wineskins

New wine into old wineskins

NA-120 election results must be taken as a wakeup call — it is question of now or never. While one would not like to go into the debate as to ...

The century of terror

The century of terror

We all observe in our own ways, the tragic anniversary of the 9/11. It is a moment for reflection. While I do not see any light at the end of the t ...

GPM and N-Hornets nest

GPM and N-Hornets nest

Pakistan’s nuclear programme keeps bouncing into controversy time and again. It has been Pakistan’s resistance and its perseverance tha ...

The Wolf and the Lamb

The Wolf and the Lamb

When we were kids we learnt many a lesson of life from Aesop’s fables. As one looks at the current war of words launched by American Presiden ...

Much more than meets the eye

Much more than meets the eye

Ever since the day Supreme Court decided to seek truth in Panama leaks, it found itself slipping into quagmire of controversy not befitting its piv ...

The party is over

The party is over

The post Panama leaks charade has been the divine retribution all the way. When PPP Parliamentarians were moving the 18th Amendment they sought sup ...

The defining moment!

The defining moment!

It is, indeed, a defining moment for Pakistan’s apex judiciary. In the 70th year of its independent existence it has now God given opportunit ...

Children of a  lesser God

Children of a lesser God

We have had Zarb-e-Azb — what our former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and his tweeting ISPR DG almost called mother of all anti-terror op ...

In defence of Zardari

In defence of Zardari

My dear friend of many decades— Ziauddin —is a prolific journalist, an upright man, defiant and a committed democract. There is one com ...

Shameful fiasco

Shameful fiasco

Pakistan’s foreign policy remains to be a jigsaw puzzle that has many parts missing. It is a subject of persistent controversy with no end in ...

Manchester explosion

Manchester explosion

I wanted to write my column on the astounding success of Karachi Literary Festival for the first time on Saturday at the hub of London’s cult ...

Writing on  the wall

Writing on the wall

It was October 12, 1999 a prime minister with two third majority in the National Assembly was sacked by the then Army Chief General Pervez Musharra ...

Quo vadis, Pakistan?

Quo vadis, Pakistan?

Was the DAWN Leak relevant? Read this in the light of recent strong worded protest from Iran warning Pakistan that Tehran would hit Sunni Jihadi ba ...

Bhutto, Pakistan and peace

Bhutto, Pakistan and peace

Relations between Pakistan and India have remained on a see-saw mould since their inception as independent states. There have been three wars and i ...

A jungle of rhetorics

A jungle of rhetorics

  Pakistan is a jungle of rhetoric-mongering — full of sound and fury signifying nothing. What we were designed to be, what we ha ...

Whither  Pakistan?

Whither Pakistan?

Pakistan completes 77 years of the passage of the historic Lahore Resolution adopted by the All India Muslim League on 23 March 1940. Just seven ye ...

Remember the  judge above

Remember the judge above

Pakistan’s apex judiciary has moved from one challenge to another each decision mired in controversy more severe than the previous. It ...