Zain Zaman Janjua
For Zain Zaman Janjua's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Volunteers for former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf watch election results on TV in Islamabad on Thursday.
Feb 10, 2024
Pakistan coalition talks loom after strong vote showing for jailed Khan
Pakistan faces days of political horse-trading after the final few election results released early Saturday showed no clear majority.
Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has been named caretaker prime minister with the task of leading Pakistan through to elections due by November.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 14, 2023
Little-known senator to be Pakistan's caretaker prime minister
Sen. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has been named Pakistan's caretaker prime minister, tasked with governing until elections later this year.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2022
As aid efforts gather pace, Pakistan floods dubbed 'worst in country's history'
The prime minister has said it will cost at least $10 billion to repair damaged infrastructure spread across the country.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2022
Terror in Pakistan's north as melting glaciers cause severe floods
While responsible for less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the country's 220 million people are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
May 18, 2011
Osama bin Laden's ghost
Osama bin Laden's death in his Pakistani hiding place is like the removal of a tumor from the Muslim world. But aggressive followup therapy will be required to prevent the remaining al-Qaida cells from metastasizing by acquiring more adherents who believe in violence to achieve the "purification" and empowerment of Islam.
May 15, 2011
Japan's rich heritage
At long last, Japan received a bit of bright news May 7, when it was announced that two sites in Japan, the historic Hiraizumi area in Iwate Prefecture and the Ogasawara Islands some 1,000 km south of Tokyo, were almost certain to be designated as World Heritage Sites at meetings next month of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Paris.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on