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12 reasons why I want to join Pakistan military – by Ali Suleman: Yes, the article narrates 12 reasons which I feel are compelling for me to join Pakistan military. And no, this isn’t another of those 7 grader essays. So what is it? It’s a satire. The worst nightmare of a
Pakistan: Naval Base Attack- By Inam R Sehri: A fatal loss of men, capital and honour. Taliban militants assaulted the PNS Mehran base in Karachi, killing 10 people, injuring 15 others and blowing up at least two P-3C Orion, maritime patrol aircrafts. The attack reportedly started at
Debunking Immi’s Dharna Speech – by Bibrak Qamar: If you are student of a university in Sindh, it is wise to be part of Nationalists Parties or MQM while if you are in Punjab, go for Jamat e Islami. This is necessary to keep it for a
Sovereignty, Drones, Talibans & FATA – by Sikandar Mehdi: Pakistan has to maintain a minimum deterrence against India. Pakistan’s defense strategy has been India centric. For last 64 years the only threat we ever faced was from India. It will be stupid of Pakistan to prepare its defense
Shahbaz Sharif was willing to remove CJP after restoration: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz group which prides in being a principled party has been badly exposed in a new series of Pakistan exclusive Wikileaks release. Dawn and Wikileaks , have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the exclusive first use
Admiring Ansar Abbasi’s innocence: Ansar Abbasi is one of our favorite journalists. He has knowledge of everything – investigations, politics, judiciary, fiqh, social lives to live, military, wars, economy, media management etc. It is safe to say that what Kamran Khan was to
Kidneys for sale: A rebuttal to Ejaz Haider – by Rashid Aurakzai: A new propaganda genre is churned by our ‘Security Intellectuals’. The misleading term ‘civil-military equation or imbalance’ is in vogue.  The term not only takes our military’s usurpation for granted but also tends to assume that they should share
Some questions about Imran Khan’s PTI NA-USA LLC – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: My article earlier this week titled “Imran Khan’s financial credibility?” has not gone down well with his supporters, his fan club members and all those who believe he is a ‘messiah’ for Pakistan. After reading comments and attacks on
Imran Khan’s financial credibility? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf keeps roaring on the money of political leaders abroad and how that is affecting our country’s development. Imran Khan is known to be a person of means, and this I am quite
Non-Compliance and Breach of Protocol by GEO News: Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Parliament House Islamabad Subject: Non-Compliance and Breach of Protocol by GEO News on May 9, 2011 Honorable Sir: Please refer to the proceedings of the National Assembly dated May
The future and past of ISI speak up: I am sure when you read the title, you must have realized who I am talking about – past being Nawaz Sharif and the future being Imran Khan, have spoken up on the “Abbottabad Saniha” as it is being
The Abottabad Heist! – by Peter Hoss: Wars never end smoothly. Peace that follows takes years to stabilize. The only war the US was able to end smoothly was when choppers airlifted stranded Americans from the US embassy rooftop. After the death of Osama, many folks
Can anyone define “Saniha” for me?: It is unfortunate but true, everyone wants to get some publicity by calling what happened on the early morning of 2nd May as a “Saniha”. The Urdu word “Saniha” has the closest English translation of “Tragedy”. The word Tragedy
ISI Assets in action – II: Related Articles: ISI assets begin their act to ensure “supremacy” of their masters Ahmed Noorani belongs to Ansar Abbasi gang at Jang Group. His agenda along with his boss has always been to malign the PPP government on one thing after
ISI assets begin their act to ensure “supremacy” of their masters: Related post: ISI Assets in action – II We have been talking about the various assets of the ISI in our media. Whether they do everything at the orders of theirs masters cannot be confirmed, however, they do feel
Question to Jang/Geo: It is fair to say that the most innocent in Pakistan are the media and their masters who treat them as puppets. We have the likes of Syed Talat Hussain, Javed Chaudhry, Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Kamran Khan, Mushtaq
A commodity called security: In the last few months, especially after the manner in which the Raymond Davis matter unfolded, I have been saying to friends that Pakistan (unfortunately) has a commodity to sell called “Security” which is now not going to be
OBL’s death: Did the US threat work? Is it going to reap benefits in near future?: Not many people like The Friday Times’ editor Najam Sethi especially on LUBP. I am not too much of a fan of his commentary but his weekly paper does come up with some information that gives insights to the
Wiser fiscal management : Better utilisation of our foreign exchange reserves – by Ali Wahab: Source: Express Tribune Published: May 2, 2011 Here is a crude fact: the inter-corporate circular debt hovers around Rs200-250 billion. Another fact that we are unwilling to acknowledge is that tax reforms are not moving forward. Forget about direct
1113 days of the PPP government! – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Related readings: Comparison between 1990, 1996 and 2010 Obsession with Zardari; Not in the New Year! The End of the Zardari Government is Near On April 12, 2011, an important milestone was surpassed by the current elected and peoples
“That stronghold is my nation not Pakistan” – by Bibrak Chandio: For thousands of years, people of western South Asia (now Pakistan) have been living with an enemy implanted in their genes which is perhaps the main hurdle in the path towards prosperity. One can feel the tramp of enemy
Judiciary or a tool to harass government? – by Sikandar Mehdi: People must remember the cases where Asif Zardari and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto were convicted by the infamous LHC judge Malik Abdul Qayyum. When the cases reached the SC and the evidence of Malik Abdul Qayyum’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif’s
Only rights, Copyrights! – By Raja Fatah Ali: Two of our superstars passed away in Punjab and one in Karachi, recently. Last moments of Babu Baral and Mastana were quite shameful for our society. We all go to the theater, enjoy their “Jugats” (typical and traditional jokes),
Hamid Mir on Imran Khan’s first sit-in: Hamid Mir is a well known drama queen, but today he has just beaten all. In his article titled “Imran Khan ka pehla dharna“ published in our dearest Daily Jang on April 25, 2011, I had fits of laughter
What is the difference between the Taliban and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?: Honestly, there aren’t many differences. First and foremost, Taliban are militants. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is their civilian outfit. The Taliban attack NATO supply tankers/trucks. The PTI is now helping them by providing the necessary sitting ducks for the attacks.
Pakistan: Impaled on the horns of an economic dilemma – by Dr. Niaz Murtaza: Pakistan’s economy is currently afflicted by two problems requiring diametrically opposite remedies: economic stagnation, which dictates expansionary policies, and inflation caused by a fiscal gap, which requires contractionary policies. Pakistan thus suffers from stagflation. Given their conflicting remedies, should
Setting the Record Straight: Who was part of Military Regimes? – by Sikandar Mehdi: Once again I will start by demonizing the people who speak for Bhutto and his party commonly known as “spokespersons”. They are bunch of retards trying to defend the great party and its workers and are doing one of
Sorry Mukhatran Mai – by Sikandar Mehdi: We as a real civil society are ashamed of what has happened to you and can’t really understand your agony that you have gone through or  have to go through in future. My salute to you and all other
Pakistan’s acting legend, Moin Akhtar is no more: Pakistan’s acting legend, Moin Akhtar, is no more. He died today in Karachi at the age of 60. May Allah rest his soul in peace and grant patience to his family and fans to bear this loss. It would
From “Qatil” League to “Qabool” League – by Furqan Ahmed: Editors’ note: We believe in open debate and hence are posting an article written by our regular contributor on the topic of taking in the PML-Q as part of the coalition. Though it is a decision which when happens
They don’t have to die young! – by Shahid Nadeem: Related Readings: Bhutto Reference. Why it should be opened? – by Sikandar Mehdi Why the case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto must be re-opened? – by Urooj Hussain The trial of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – by Fauzia Wahab Source: Express
We beg you to open the Pandora Box, Mr. CJP – by Imran Qadir Butt: I kept reading and kept on laughing. No, I was not reading any comedy, surprisingly I was merely reading a very serious story quoting one of the most important personality in present day Pakistan.  Yes it was about Mr
Karachi’s Industrialists, and “Institutionalized” Extortion; an unbiased perspective – by Furqan Ahmed: Karachi is often referred to as the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. In reality it is actually the heart of Pakistan’s economy. Home to over 20 million people of various ethnic and religious backgrounds, Karachi is a place where everyone
HEC and the Constitution – by Asad Jamal: Note by Sikandar Mehdi It is surprising that someone in the media has reported the facts about Higher Education Commission (HEC) rather than the “science fiction” that has been presented by the news retailers. Dr. Atta ur Rehman probably
The trial of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – by Fauzia Wahab: Related Reading: Why the case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto must be re-opened? – by Urooj Hussain Source: The News Sunday, April 05, 2009 After declaring Martial Law on July 5, 1977, General Zia-ul-Haq addressed a press conference on July
A small press release is worth more than 10000 attacks by media, judiciary and Fake Civil Society: When I want to relax myself, I switch to Pakistan Television. There is calm there usually and the news / programs cover a wider spectrum of Pakistan. This morning while getting ready to work, I heard the announcement that
True Lies – by Sana Bucha: Editor’s Note: Sana Bucha has deconstructed the “lies” that we as Pakistanis have been made to believe over the course of many decades. Her article can be defined as a great effort in highlighting the ills that we face:
Socialism, the voice of the oppressed – By H.A. Khan: Today is the era of awakening and being aware of your rights as a citizens of your country and to fight for the mandatory rights from yours State without any prejudice and discrimination. The new wave which had emerged
Ansar Abbasi’s Angling on the reference on ZAB’s judicial murder: We all knew Ansar Abbasi is capable of angling news and information to his liking but he has left all of us to stand and applaud him. While the whole nation is recovering from the loss in the semi-finals,
Not just the daughter, but “Star of the East”: It was interesting to read the following article by Pakistan’s former Ambassador to Krgyzstan, Mr. Nazar Abbas in the current issue of the Friday Times. It is a matter of surprise that on one hand our establishment just doesn’t