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Pakistan Elections 2013: Let the games begin – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: For the last five years, the most hated political party in Pakistan, according to the paid media, children of General Zia ul Haq and Bhutto haters went along with their mantra of “Corruption, Bad Governance and destruction of Pakistan”
Chief Justice Sahab, why were you sleeping for 107 days?: Justice delayed is justice denied. On 30th March, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan declared the Rental Power projects as illegal. A two-member bench comprising of the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain was hearing
Two important speeches on ZAB’s 33rd death anniversary: Related post: We applaud Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s bold message to pro-rapist Islamofascist judiciary 4th April is a day when the PPP comes out as a victor against the forces that have tried their best to create hurdles in its
The laptop distribution game by the Punjab government: In the absence of any substantial evidence of performance, yet enjoying ‘high ratings’ due to their alliance with the media, the PML-N government in Punjab has in the last few months on an ambitious plan of winning over youngsters
The Joker Named Shahbaz Sharif: While it is amusing to see the fake revolutionary in Shahbaz Sharif most of the time, but this time he has gone out of his mind. In his desperation and hatred for the PPP and it’s targeted leadership of
FAQs on theories popularized by Pakistani media – by Zalaan:  عوام میں پھیلاے گئے چند مفروضات  اور ان کے مختصر جوابات  پاکستان میں جمہوریت چل نہیں سکتی  جواب : کیوں کیا پاکستان کوئی دنیا کا انوکھا ملک ہے ،انڈیا پاکستان سے پانچ گنا بڑا ہے جہاں غربت بھی ہے ،اور رنگ
Mian Sahab, better to stay quiet – It will only get muddier for you: The Pakistan Peoples Party which is always reeling under pressure from its arch rival – PML-N and the alliance of Teen Jeem i.e. Jurnail, Journalists and Judges, seems to be relaxed for the first time in the last four
Shaheen Sehbai’s Asif Zardari Phobia: Pakistan’s top fiction writer, Shaheen Sehbai, who should be writing novels than editing newspapers while sitting in Dubai is in deep shock for the last many months. having written many a script that has never taken off, he is
The excitement of PML-N backed journalists: Ansar Abbasi who is known for his rabid attacks on the PPP and those who are its allies, is known to have a soft corner for the PML-N. He is on record saying that PML-N is leading a good
Oh, those relentless liars!: In our childhood, whenever we told a lie and were caught, our elders gave us a piece of advice “Aik jhoot sabit karnay kay liye 100 jhoot bolnay partay hayn” or “To prove one lie, you need to tell
Benazir Model Village – Sinawan – Splendid execution: The government of Pakistan Peoples Party, always living under the shadow of swords hanging over it, has fulfilled a promise it made in the aftermath of the devastating floods of 2010. It has with the necessary support and assistance
What should we believe – fact (by-elections) or fiction (tsunami)?: It is a matter of anguish to see that a fact i.e. election results on seats vacated for one reason or the other have been ignored by dishonest media commentators and instead have used the Waheeda Shah incident to
Transparency International Pakistan’s mindlessness – targeting remittances: Pakistan is a country that refuses to fail despite of all the efforts of those who can’t see it perform, albeit with hiccups.  In last few years, Transparency International Pakistan has become a nuisance in connivance with Jang Group
Misrepresented: Pakistan needs an image makeover -by Ali Wahab: DUBAI: “Ali, why doesn’t Pakistan get any good press? There must be something good happening in Pakistan? After all, it’s a nation of 175 million!” This was the theme of a discussion with a senior colleague after a transaction
How to make a great story on “krupshion” – Ansar Abbasi-Adil Gilani 101!: I was always weak in mathematics. Numbers were never my forte and hence, I remained a not so bright student. Work wise, I play with numbers and like analyzing them. I wonder, if I had a better grip on
CJ’s next frontier: Sir who can we turn to if not you?: I try my best not to read The News, as it is an anti government, pro-PML-N, pro-military and pro-CJ newspaper. Whenever I do, there is one reason or the other to write something about it. In The News, of
…And so it rests: Memorial service of the memogate: The “Stupidisco” that Pakistan was converted into seems to be coming to rest. After Mansoor Ijaz’ refusal to come to Pakistan and demanding that this testimony be taken outside of Pakistan, the apex adjudicator, CJ Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhry had
The Deep Conspiracy and the Rule of Law – by Amna Piracha: “Army Chief sees deep conspiracy” screamed a banner headline in the Business Recorder of December 16, 2011 and I thought to my self – yes there is a deep conspiracy, just as there was a deep conspiracy in 1977
Whatever happened to the Reco Diq Project? – By Khalid Humayun: Baluchistan is the most unfortunate province of Pakistan although the biggest in area.  Beneath its earth surface it is yet to be ascertained how much mineral wealth is awaiting human exploration, extraction and usage for the easement of Baluch
Mansoor Ijaz turned Pakistan into “Stupidisco” and we fell for it: He was never to come to Pakistan and tried to play a bluff game on the government and the people. For nearly two and half months, the whole nation has been kept in a state of limbo by the
Big fat Geo wedding in Dubai: Tax evader Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman gave Rs. 80 crores to Shahrukh Khan to attend his daugther’s wedding!: I have been wanting to write on this matter in the last fortnight but just didn’t get the time to do so. I also hoped that someone from the mainstream media or other tweeting/facebooking/online social media gurus from Pakistan
LUBP offers condolences over Azeem Daultana’s death: Let us build Pakistan would like to offer its deepest condolences on the untimely death of Azeem Daultana, PPP MNA from NA-168 in Vehari, who died in a car accident on 9th January, 2012. May Allah rest his soul
Shock and awe type fame in internet era – By B.R. Gowani:   Fame, glory, and wealth have been part and parcel of human history. The only difference between the present times and the yesteryears is that, in the not too distant past, a small segment of population was afflicted with
Dear Supreme Court, Let’s go back to March 2007: “no rebutting of charges, allegations to be considered correct” – Let’s go back to March 2007 The Supreme Court of Pakistan under the leadership of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry commenced proceedings in the “memogate” case on December 19, 2011. Heading
Pakistan’s elected parliament must remove Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry: Related post: CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry should be asked to appear before Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges   Recently our fellow contributor and supporter, Peja Mistri wrote an excellent article titled “IMC – A monumental failure”. The
Memogate “dying” – Opposition prays to get Zardari through God’s route!: It seems like the Memogate scandal, if there was any, is losing steam quickly. Conflicting statements from “Pakistani Nizad Amreeki Businessman” Mansoor Ijaz,  which sway between the much liked “Get-Zardari” to no so liked “Damn-ISI” chants,  are making the
Memo or no memo: Let’s just hang them – by Banda-e-Ali: He told the Americans about OBL hideout…. He knew what America was going to do…. He told US what to do, remember Kerry Luger…? He even wrote a Book about Pakistani army and its links with the Mullahs… He
Black Coats, Black Character – This is Pakistan’s Judiciary – by Daredevil: Once again Pakistan’s judiciary is playing the role of a political squad which is against democracy as well as against humanity. It is doing every effort to topple democracy – sometimes by trying to sabotage the constitution in the
Step aside President Zardari and PPP, Ansar Abbasi plays the “Sindh Card”: Pakistan’s apex investigative journalist and wannabe political advisor / strategist/ analyst / national builder / true muslim, Ansar Abbasi has written a special investigative report good enough to take the bragging rights of using the “Sindh Card” for the
I wish I was a Khosa, Qureshi or a Ramday: I rue why I was born in Iqbalabad. Why my parents chose to take their city’s name as the family name. couldn’t they have selected names like Khosa, Qureshi, Ramday or even a Kiyani, I wonder! Our Supreme Court
Smartest journo on smartest nukes: Every now and then, we reminded of the greatness of Pakistan’s military and intelligence prowess by none other than the military and intelligence supporters in our right wing media. While in love with their masters, some of these journalists
Why the memo issue is not dying down – by Fauzia Wahab: Cross posted from The News, November 28, 2011 We thought with the resignation of Husain Haqqani, the issue of the memo will die down. It has not! With each day the issue bounces back more forcefully than ever. Is
Who will Nawaz Sharif choose: A steadfast friend or a solo flying opportunist?: Shah Mahmood Qureshi who recently resigned as an MNA and a member of the CEC of the Pakistan Peoples Party after having been overlooked for the position of Foreign Minister of Pakistan is keeping two political parties of tenterhooks
Make Husain Haqqani a Senator and Slap the Military: There are no two doubts that this blog is of critical supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party, who are operating independently of party guidelines and support. Pakistan’s Ambassador to USA,  Husain Haqqani has been forced to resign from one
This is not the 90’s: It seems the Pakistani politics and the powers in the background still rely on the proverbial “masala formula” followed by Bollywood and Lollywood movies. The “masala formula” of Pakistani politics involves two main political parties along with a few
Husain Haqqani or no Husain Haqqani, PPP will survive: Let me very frankly say that whatever is happening to Ambassador of Pakistan in the USA, Husain Haqqani is not good either for Pakistan’s image or the Pakistan Peoples Party, which seems to be the target of all that
Shah Mahmood Qureshi – the man for all seasons:                 Related Post: Pakistan’s Civil Awards FCS Style   Let us look at the positives of Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s decision to resign from his position as a MNA on a PPP ticket
Imran Khan’s sermon at the Laal Masjid: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman and desperately waiting to capture Pakistan , Imran Khan, visited the “Holy” Laal Masjid in Islamabad on 18th March 2011. Yes readers, he spoke at a Friday sermon in one of the most terrifying places in
Imran Khan’s financial credibility five months down the road: In May 2011, we had published two original articles titled “Imran Khan’s Financial Credibility” (10th May, 2011) and “Some questions about Imran Khan’s PTI NA-USA LLC” (13th May, 2011). The purpose of both the articles was not to taint
Appreciating the Beyghairat Brigade: Last month, what seemed like an innocent and satirical attempt to mock the influencing and prevalent mood of hysteria and conspiracy theories in Pakistan, a group of three 20-something boys led by Ali Aftab came up with a song