Author: Ahmed Iqbalabadi

  • Pakistan Elections 2013: Let the games begin – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi

    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” by the PPP government. Conveniently they forgot to mention that it was a coalition government which […]

  • 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 the suo motu case whose verdict had been reserved on 14th December, 2011. Oh, what was […]

  • 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 way. Thousands of party workers, leaders and supporters reach Larkana every year to pay respects to […]

  • 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 in the province by distributing laptop computers. While such a gesture should be appreciated in times […]

  • 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 President Asif Zardari he has gone mad. Previously singing Jalib and also making slogans like an […]

  • 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 نسل اور مذہب بھی کئی ہیں وہاں پر تو پچھلے ساٹھ سال سے جبھوریت اچھی چل […]

  • 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 years. After the “Memogate” fizzled out and the PPP government showed some character by taking on […]

  • 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 now forced to write his reports and involve the name of President Asif Zardari for one […]

  • 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 government in Punjab as there is no “krupshion” and “bad gavernunce” in the province. Off course, […]

  • 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 100 more lies”. Off course, how we act on this piece of advice depends on the […]

  • 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 of donor countries and a renowned developer of Pakistan, Bahria Town, has handed over 143 houses […]

  • 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 give the whole exercise a bad name. it is something one can expect from such commentators […]

  • Transparency International Pakistan’s mindlessness – targeting remittances

    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 which has been making all out efforts to fail sitting governments. The usual way of causing […]

  • Misrepresented: Pakistan needs an image makeover -by Ali Wahab

    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 involving Pakistan offering very competitive pricing and a sovereign guarantee from the state was rejected by […]

  • 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 elementary maths, maybe, I would have been more strong academically. Pakistan’s apex investigative journalist, Ansar Abbasi […]

  • 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 31st January, 2012, an advertisement in the form of an APPEAL addressed to “Before the Honorable […]

  • …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 no choice but to give two more months time for the Inquiry Commission to investigate and […]

  • 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 when the dormant FIR against the first elected Prime Minister of the country was revived and […]

  • 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 brothers first, then on the marginal profit to be given to the people of other provinces.   […]

  • 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 man called Mansoor Ijaz. Ever since the “memo” was turned into a “gate” ala Richard Nixon […]

  • 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 would write about it. New year’s eve 2012 in Dubai was a grand event. It seemed […]

  • 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 in peace. He was 32 years old and was the youngest member of the incumbent National […]

  • 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 these things. Rest of them were happy and stress free. Besides, on the part of those […]

  • 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 a 9 member bench, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry commented that as the President (who is a respondent […]

  • 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 article was written by Peja with apparent frustration due to the approach of Chief Justice Iftikhar […]

  • 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 Memogate scandal as an anti-climax (I didn’t say non-starter, as ghairat brigade, Supreme Court and 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 is close to Zardari…. How can we get rid of him? hmmm Let’s just hang him. […]

  • 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 cover of baseless Swiss cases against the democratically elected President Zardari and sometimes by targeting federally […]

  • 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 first time in reality. While the PPP and President Zardari are castigated time and again for […]

  • 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 which is out with all its daggers and swords is leading a very potent front against […]

  • 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 hold a personal grudge against General Pervez Musharraf. In his yet another epic report, Pakistan’s apex […]

  • 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 there something more than just meets the eye one wonders? Or are there some who want […]

  • 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 and giving impetus to the right wing media to speculate what will be the impact of […]

  • 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 of the most important as well as lucrative positions any Pakistani technocrat could have. It was […]

  • 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 who want to be in the big league, have the Pakistan Army that plays the role […]

  • 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 is happening right now. Those who are supporting Husain Haqqani consider the attempt to get him […]

  • 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 and subsequently the party. He has done the honorable thing unlike the proverbial lotas of resigning and then […]

  • 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 the country. Most importantly, our right wing media didn’t publish this major news for fear of […]

  • 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 Imran Khan and his PTI with sweeping statements like being corrupt, dishonest and unprincipled. Both the […]

  • 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 called “Aaloo Anday” (396k views, 7.25k likes and 0.38k dislikes on Youtube). What made their song […]