Articles
  • Religious intolerance and an insecure Pakistan--Express Tribune, May 16, 2015 click to view

  • Is this what it takes?--Express Tribune, December 20, 2014 click to view

  • Edgware Road: Walking in freedom--Dawn.com, November 22, 2014 click to view

  • Happy Birthday, Pakistan--Express Tribune, August 14, 2014 click to view

  • Islam, modernity and women's rights--Express Tribune, March 18, 2014 click to view

  • Indian ego versus American self-righteousness--Express Tribune, December 25, 2013 click to view

  • Private lives and public figures--Express Tribune, November 30, 2013 click to view

  • Swallowed by the Taliban--Express Tribune, October 22, 2013 click to view

  • Why Malala's message is lost on Pakistanis--The Friday Times, July 19-25, 2013 issue click to view

  • 'Ramadan' or 'Ramazan'?--Express Tribune, July 21, 2013 click to view

  • Wishful thinking versus reality--Express Tribune, May 28, 2013 click to view

  • Wake up, Pakistan--Express Tribune, October 15, 2012 click to view

  • Free speech or provocation--Express Tribune, September 21, 2012 click to view

  • Dual nationality and hypocrisy--Express Tribune, July 15, 2012 click to view

  • Romance With Democracy--The Friday Times, June 1, 2012 click to view

  • Sethi, Jemima, Galloway & the mix of religion and politics---Viewpoint Online, May 25, 2012 click to view

  • PTI's education policy---a badly edited version of this piece was published in the Express Tribune on January 9, 2012 click to view

  • Targeting dual nationals---Express Tribune, December 25, 2011 click to view

  • The information war---Express Tribune, December 10, 2011 click to view

  • Telling Pakistanis the truth--Express Tribune, December 5, 2011 click to view

  • PTI and the media--Express Tribune, November 16, 2011 click to view

  • Warning bells for the PML-N and the PPP---Express Tribune, November 4, 2011 click to view

  • Giving peace a chance--Express Tribune, October 17, 2011 click to view

  • Anti-west is not a leadership quality--Express Tribune, August 25, 2011 click to view

  • London awaits American Supercop---Express Tribune, August 19, 2011 click to view

  • The military must come clean (published as "Time to make the correct choices")---Express Tribune, May 5, 2011 click to view

  • Burqa ban and women's rights---Express Tribune, May 2, 2011 click to view

  • Spreading Islam in Europe---Express Tribune, April 24, 2011 click to view

  • Distinguishing Imran from his heroes---Express Tribune, April 16, 2011 click to view

  • Cricket and national identity---Express Tribune, April 1, 2011 click to view

  • Is Saudi Arabia Next?----Express Tribune, March 28, 2011 click to view

  • How many more assassinations?---Express Tribune, March 15, 2011 click to view

  • Hating America: Who pays the price?---Express Tribune, February 27, 2011 click to view

  • Raymond Davis and misdirected energy---Express Tribune, February 20, 2011 click to view

  • What's wrong with Pakistan?---Express Tribune, February 8, 2011 click to view

  • The media must mend its ways---Express Tribune, January 8, 2011 click to view

  • Custodians of public morality---Express Tribune, January 3, 2011 click to view

  • Wikileaks, the spin and the lies---Express Tribune, December 13, 2010 click to view

  • Stop beating ourselves up---Express Tribune, December 7, 2010 click to view

  • Wikileaks--the people deserve to know---Express Tribune, December 2, 2010 click to view

  • Is Dubai Safe?---Express Tribune, November 26, 2010 click to view

  • Zulqarnain deserves our support not our taunts---Express Tribune, November 13, 2010 click to view

  • The defeat of bigotry---Express Tribune, November 1, 2010 click to view as published in Tribune  click to view original version

  • The Children of the Elite---Express Tribune, Oct 18, 2010 click to view

  • There is more to Londonistan--Express Tribune, October 3, 2010 click to view

  • Why Aisam's Tennis is so Special--Express Tribune, Sept 20, 2010 click to view

  • Land of no consequences--Express Tribune, Sept 2, 2010 click to view

  • Coping with the flood: The scale of the disaster---CounterPunch, Aug 31, 2010 click to view

  • Forcing us to look inward--Express Tribune, Aug 20, 2010 click to view

  • Will the flood wake up our elite--Express Tribune, Aug 15, 2010 click to view

  • The Elusive B.A.---Express Tribune, July 19, 2010 click to view

  • Many Colours of Islam---Viewpoint, July 2, 2010 click to view

  • Austerity, Equality and Benefactors---Express Tribune, June 27, 2010 click to view

  • Turning Outrage into Courage---Express Tribune, June 13, 2010 click to view

  • Turkey Shows the Way---Express Tribune, June 5, 2010 click to view

  • British Elections 101 (original title)---printed as "mother of democracy" in Express Tribune, May 23, 2010 click to view

  • The Case of Faisal Shahzad - Demons, Scapegoats and the Pakistani Connection---CounterPunch, May 17, 2010 click to view

  • Name Change Fiasco---Daily Times, May 3, 2010 click to view

  • Preconceived Notions---Express Tribune, April 27, 2010 click to view

  • Pakistan's Fashionistas--Daily Times, April 21, 2010 click to view

  • Welcome to Pakistan, Sania---Express Tribune, April 16, 2010 click to view as published in the Tribune click to view original version

  • Who Is Imran Fooling---Daily Times, April 2, 2010 click to view

  • Reassessing the Lawyers' Movement--Daily Times, February 26, 2010 click to view

  • The Executive-Judiciary Tussle---Daily Times, February 2, 2010 click to view

  • Owning Our Institutions---The News, December 21, 2009 click to view click to view original version

  • The Media's New Front---The News, December 14, 2009 click to view

  • Expats versus Locals--The News, published in two parts, November 28 and December 1, 2009 click to view part 1 click to view part 2

  • Pakistan's American Addiction--The News, November 9, 2009 click to view

  • Pakistan ka matlab kya?--The News, August 14, 2009 click to view

  • Get on with it!--The News, August 4, 2009 click to view

  • Musharraf, Imran Khan and Overseas Pakistanis--CounterPunch, July 29, 2009 click to view

  • Musharraf in London--The News, July 25, 2009 click to view

  • The SMS Mess--The News, July 16, 2009 click to view as published in The News click to view original version

  • Thinking of Swat in Bodrum--The News, July 8, 2009 click to view

  • Ramifications of the Iranian Election--The News, June 29, 2009 click to view

  • Clearing Misconceptions on Pakistan's War in Swat--CounterPunch, June 4, 2009 click to view

  • Taking Steps in the Right Direction--The News, May 30, 2009 click to view

  • A Hapless Surrender and the MQM's Big Chance--The News, April 24, 2009 click to view

  • Taliban, Pashtuns and the State--The News, April 11, 2009 click to view

  • The Quran and the West: A Rejoinder--The News, April 6, 2009 click to view

  • Deciding Our Destiny--The News, March 5, 2009 click to view

  • The West Shouldn't Give Up on Pakistan--The Guardian, March 4, 2009 click to view as published in The Guardian click to view original version

  • Between Imperialism and Extremism--The News, January 16, 2009 click to view

  • Time for the Media to Step Up--The News, December 13, 2008 click to view original version

  • Must They Hate Us So? When Us Means Muslims--CounterPunch, December 11, 2008 click to view

  • Mumbai Attacks: Who Dunnit?--The News, December 8, 2008 click to view

  • The Mumbai Terror Attacks: Is Pakistan to Blame?--CounterPunch, December 2, 2008 click to view

  • Watch out, you parasites! The News--November 19, 2008 click to view

  • Obama's Victory and Lessons for Paksitan's Politicians, The News--November 7, 2008 click to view

  • Here's a Doom and Gloom Scenario for America, The News--October 31, 2008 click to view

  • Rich Muslims Advising Poor Muslims, The News--October 25, 2008 click to view

  • Is Obama Playing to the Gallery Or Has He Lost the Plot in South Asia? CounterPunch--October 16, 2008 click to view

  • The New President and the Future of Democracy, The News--September 14, 2008 click to view

  • What Americans Must Ask Themselves: US Designs on Pakistan, CounterPunch--September 12, 2008 click to view

  • Beyond Busharraf, The News--August 23, 2008 click to view

  • Pakistan's Impending Revolution, The News--August 1, 2008 click to view

  • Finding Common Ground, The News--published in two parts, July 9, 2008 and July 12, 2008 click to view

  • Regarding Dr. Shahid Masood and a Few Ramblings on Pakistani Media, pkpolitics.com--July 9, 2008 click to view

  • Dharna: Sounds Better Than It Is, The News--June 18, 2008 click to view

  • Is America Irrelevant, The News--June 9, 2008 click to view

  • How Will Musharraf Go? Impeachment or Safe Exit? CounterPunch--June 6, 2008 click to view

  • Travesty of Justice, The News--April 19, 2008 click to view

  • America Must Respect Pakistan's Democracy, CounterPunch--April 7, 2008 click to view

  • A Tribute to the Lawyers' Movement, The News--March 30, 2008 click to view

  • Hoping for a New Dawn in US-Pakistani Relations, Ebony Magazine--March 10, 2008 click to view

  • Obama, Bhagwandas and the Battle for Secular Politics, CounterPunch--February 5, 2008 click to view

  • The Iran Fixation: How the American Media Enables Bush, CounterPunch--January 16, 2008 click to view

  • Benazir to Bilawal, The News--January 11, 2008 click to view

  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan: Brotherly, Friendly Countries? CounterPunch--January 10, 2008 click to view

  • The Pakistan People's Party Is Not Dead, CounterPunch--December 28, 2007 click to view

  • Looking for a Leader, The News--December 24, 2007 click to view

  • Musharraf's Mess, New Internationalist--November 19, 2007 click to view

  • Glasnost and the Pakistani Diaspora, original piece click to view, as published in The News--November 19, 2007 click to view

  • The General in his Labyrinth," CounterPunch--November 10, 2007 click to view

  • Pakistan in a Daze, CounterPunch--November 2, 2007 click to view

  • Pakistan's New Jihad, CounterPunch--July 3, 2007 Issue click to view

  • The Judge, the Media and the General, The World Today--June 2007 Issue click to view

  • A Black Man in the White House, Pakistan Link--May 18, 2007 click to view

  • Pakistan’s Cry For Justice, CounterPunch--March 28, 2007 click to view

  • Cartoon Confusion--October 2005 click to view

  • London Bombs--July 2005 click to view

  • A Case For Banning Polygamy, Chowk--December 3, 2003 click to view

  • Free Spirit: Saudi Arabia and America, The World Today--Aug/Sept 2003 Issue click to view

  • UK or US? Take Your Pick, Dawn Magazine--July 27, 2003 click to view

  • Why INS Registration Is Not The Answer, Dawn Encounter--February 1, 2003 click to view