Ayesha Siddiqa

  • Waziristan
    Aug 30, 2012 22:01 ISTThe Otherside

    A zero-sum game

    The rumour doing the rounds in Islamabad is that the Pakistan army may be planning to conduct an operation in North Waziristan (NW), a restive area that borders Afghanistan. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.

  • Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) leaves for tea break with her Indian counterpart Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna.
    Sep 23, 2012 22:00 ISTThe Otherside

    Inch by painful inch

    India must realise that Pakistan is trying to turn the direction of ties away from conflict to engagement. It hopes that the present phase of the peace process becomes sustainable. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.

  • Independence Day in Karachi
    Nov 07, 2012 00:01 ISTthe otherside

    Caught in a vortex

    Six decades after independence, the Pakistani State and society today stand irretrievably close to a right-wing religious identity. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.

  • Relatives of victims
    Nov 25, 2012 22:26 ISTThe Other side

    An inconvenient truth

    The civilian government and the judiciary in Pakistan may not muster enough courage to ensure a speedy trial of the seven 26/11 accused. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.

  • Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
    Jan 09, 2013 20:39 ISTThe Otherside

    A fierce competition

    The new generation of Pakistani leaders must provide new slogans and effectiveness in service delivery to young voters instead of reminding them of old injustices. Ayesha Siddiqa writes.