Author Archives: Imran Husain


Imran Husain

Flared emotions

A correction of cricketing course absolute necessity I have gone full circle in the last ten days. From a scorching, in more ways than one, Karachi to racy yet peaceful Dubai on


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Revolution, not tinkering

That’s what Pakistan cricket needs It couldn’t have been simpler last Wednesday, the mathematics were dead on. And yet Pakistan cricket suffered one more resounding blow. They made it look so easy


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Instant gratification

Only for the fortunate few He came, he saw but did he conquer? That friends is the multi trillion dollar question. Photographs of Nawaz’ trip to the White House have drawn many


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Helter skelter

Mindless tug of war I have had the good fortune of spending seven glorious weeks of the last nine in Europe feasting on the super, extended summer weather, good food and incredibly


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Shattered euphoria

One single remedy, and it’s not ‘talks’ – never was I was soaked in euphoria. Having just returned from my first real holiday in a forgotten number of years and having rediscovered


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High Noon

In its battle for survival, this nation needs a Man For those young (sic) enough to remember, High Noon is an epic 1952 American Western film starring all-time greats Gary Cooper and


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Laughing with compassion

The incident is a reflection of the country as a whole The one thing we have learned really well in the past decade is to find entertainment for ourselves. Clowns, buffoons and


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Honesty, not democracy alone

The status quo will kill this country The 66th day of Independence nears with many questions troubling the mind of Pakistanis. Two days ago the Eid festival marked the end of the


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Significantly insignificant

And why it gives rise to anxiety Last week as I traveled through Europe, one question followed me like a wasp. Who is this new president of yours? Frankly it nonplussed me


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Finally, cause for applause

Supreme Court’s timely intervention For all the Supreme Court’s forays into the administrative morass one can finally find cause for applause. The decision to enforce constitutional authority by compelling the government to


Imran Husain

The Doosra strikes

One down with many more to go So the Doosra struck, taking its first victim, allowing Najam Sethi to pick up the glory without soiling his hands. Good riddance to Iqbal Qasim.


Imran Husain

Bowl that Doosra

Pakistan cricket needs revolution, not tinkering Despite a cricket-mad population of 180 million we haven’t turned out more than the twenty players who are being recycled in perpetuity, over the last decade.


Imran Husain

Terrorists running amok

It’s pure terror, no holy war Fatal bombings, brutal murders of MPs and foreign tourists, destruction of mosques and icons have racked the nation. The stench of death is a torrid welcome


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Charred remains

Find answers. Real ones Pakistan’s ideology took more than just a lethal blow on Saturday when treasonous elements set ablaze the Ziarat Residency. A dignified structure that had provided solace during his


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The emerging goalpost

In the next 100 days, where we are headed shall be evident The new government of Nawaz Sharif, creating history by being prime minister for the third time, has finally been sworn


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Navigating the path forward

The solutions lie with us Driving through torrential rain in Germany yesterday while heading to Munich airport, my mind wandered through the last three weeks spent in the US, London and Germany.

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