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Khaled Ahmed


In Pakistan, the misfortunes of fundamentalism were foreshadowed

December 26, 2020 9:47 am

Khaled Ahmed writes: The US under Donald Trump, India under Narendra Modi, the UK under Boris Johnson, Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan — and most East European states who maltreat “refugees” and shun foreigners — foreshadow the misfortunes of tomorrow. Pakistan is no exception.

Pakistan needs to grasp that pragmatism, strategic realities lie behind Arab-Israeli detente

August 22, 2020 9:30 am

Khaled Ahmed writes: Pakistan has been in two minds about recognising Israel, especially after India revived its almost dead relationship in 1992 and proceeded to trade with it in the high-tech sector without creating any negative reaction among Pakistan’s Arab friends.

First Pak, now India has failed the poet who belongs to both countries

January 05, 2020 6:43 pm

India is, in fact, not offended by Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s “communalism”; it is offended by Faiz’s pluralist message in 2019.

On religious conversion, a question

January 24, 2015 9:13 am

Conversions in Pakistan speak of a state in crisis, but why the rush to convert in India today?

Everywhere the foreign hand

January 03, 2015 12:00 am

For Pakistan, India and Israel are a permanent fixture, addition of US is another mental trapeze act.

Persecuted by law

January 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Non-Muslims in Pakistan are threatened by both the state and non-state actors.


January 09, 2014 10:37 pm

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

Slippery slope of justice

December 04, 2013 1:20 am

Justice Chaudhry retires,but the day of the ‘judicial saviour’ isn’t over in Pakistan.

The Kayani effect

November 29, 2013 3:30 am

The populist general helped tip Pakistan into dangerous paranoia.

The literary renegade

November 21, 2013 12:38 am

Ayesha Jalal’s new book about her granduncle Saadat Hasan Manto attempts to explain his revolt against the narrative that divided India.