Khaled Ahmed

Khaled Ahmed was born in 1943 in Jallandhar during the siege of Stalingrad. He has been an opinion writer based in Pakistan for the past 40 years. Over his decades of experience, he has worked for The Pakistan Times, The Nation, The Frontier Post, The Friday Times and The Daily Times, three of which have been closed down either permanently or temporarily. He is now consulting editor at Newsweek Pakistan, based in Lahore. Ahmed graduated from Government College Lahore during the 1965 war with India with an MA (Honours) on the roll of honour, along with a diploma in German from Punjab University. In 1970, he received a diploma in Russian (Interpretation) from Moscow State University. In 2006, he wrote the book, Sectarian War: Sunni-Shia Conflict in Pakistan at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC.

The banishment of Nawaz Sharif
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has become morbidly activist, its chief justice luxuriating in an exaggerated pantomime of anti-politician ‘justice’ while a mountain of case backlog grows in the courts.

The ‘Muslim-first’ Doctrine
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Pakistan’s free fall continues under politicians, judges who represent state’s dark side

The legend of Ruchi Ram
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

India, Pakistan have forgotten this Lahorite, a great scientist and public intellectual

Punishing the powerless
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Poor minorities are usually the target of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Din, Dharma And Quran
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Words in the holy book indicate Semitic contacts with other civilisations.

The self-dramatising judges
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Time was when judiciary shrank from brawling with executive in Pakistan. No more

Padmaavat in Pakistan
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

The portrayal of Alauddin Khilji is setting off many arguments.

The Medals Of Their Defeats
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Pakistan Army’s senior leadership has let down its soldiers, lower-rung officers

The Unpious Pir
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

The jousting and collusion of prayer and power in Pakistan

Feisty fighter, Pakistan’s conscience
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Asma Jahangir opposed military dictators, alienated religious parties, did not mince words against the country’s highest court.

Unsafe Spaces
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Cases of child abuse are considered too routine to be reported in Pakistan

The cost of mainstreaming
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Protection and promotion of Hafiz Saeed is taking a toll on the rule of law in Pakistan

An Understated Magic
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Zia Mohyeddin evokes classicism in an environment of vulgar exaggeration

Clairvoyants and Imran Khan
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader does not hide his links with soothsayers. But is this association just spiritual?

The Baloch Cauldron
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Grievances about development underlie the province’s political crisis

Story Of An Assassination
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Benazir Bhutto had a premonition she would be killed, took steps to prepare for it

Peace pipe in the house
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Leaked contents of General Bajwa’s meeting with senators help Pakistan army’s image

Spy-For-Spy Politics
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Pakistan’s Christmas gesture to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family is a good augury

The India index
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

It is the touchstone of being Pakistani and politicians cannot forget that

The Barelvi Bandwagon
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Pakistan establishment’s misuse of religion has paved the way for sectarianism