ZAHID HUSSAIN is an award winning journalist and author. He is a regular columnist at Dawn newspaper. Hussain is a former correspondent for The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal. He has also covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for several other international publications, including Newsweek, Associated Press, and The Economist The acclaimed author of Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with militant Islam and The Scorpion's Tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan. Hussain was Pakistan scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholar. Washington. D.0 (2011-2012). Hussain appears regularly as a commentator on various national and international radio and TV channels including BBC and CNN, Al Jazeera.
HYBRID RULE IN PAKISTAN
Since its creation as an independent state in 1947, Pakistan has alternated between authoritarian military regimes and ineffectual civilian rule. For most of its history, the country has been ruled by powerful military with short spans of elected civilian democracy in between. But since 2018 Pakistan has experimented with what many have described as hybrid rule. The system has been unique for many reasons. The security establishment has always been the determiner of national security and foreign policy in Pakistan but that role has become more pronounced under the lmran Khan government. Its extending shadow can be discerned in all dimensions of the state. In this book, collection of his columns, Zahid Hussain examines Pakistan’s experiment with a hybrid rule and its consequence.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS