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Military takeoever and 18th amendment – by Pejamistri: One of the funniest question asked on Facebook the other day, not by a common man living somewhere in remote village of Dera Ghazi Khan, but by a very informed blogger, social activist and highly educated person living in
Happy Birthday President Zardari – by M Usama Kabbir:             Back in 2007 as the lawyers’ movment gained momentum, it attracted abrupt attention of a youth brought up in the ‘prosperity bubble’ of a military regime. With little sense of our history and
‘PPP Jo Killo, Khairpur Zillo’ (Fort of PPP is Khairpur district) – by Hifza Shah Jillani: It was 4th anniversary of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. As the customary serves devotees visit their respective constituencies and leave along with a convoy to pay homage at Garhi Khuda Baksh, where Mohatarma’s body rests while her soul resides in
Pakistan vs India – Segregation of Two Entities But One Soul – Hifza Shah Jillani: Fourteenth of August is a very phenomenal date; it is when Pakistan came in to INCEPTION. There is a legitimate difference between ‘independence’ and ‘inception’. Independence was not achieved by Pakistan. It was achieved by ‘India’ (the before partition
August 11th: Minorities Day: Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 11th August Speech is one of the most famous speeches made by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan and known as Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader). Today there is hardly a more contentious issue in Pakistan than
Contempt of Court My Lord !:   Khan had claimed that a message had gone out from the army chief General Kayani to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry not to drag the army into its battles with the government, and specifically that if
Hina Rabbani Khar – Criticism Trashed! – by Hifza Shah Jillani: Politics has become a part of routine life now. With much exposure and media influence, discussing politics and social issues has become much of a ‘drawing room affair’ as I’d like to put it. With the recent hot topic,
Accountability Court quashes 13 year old SGS case. Acquits all.: Pronouncing verdict in the 13-year old reference, first filed in 1998 popularly known as the SGS case, the Accountability Court Rawalpindi Judge Mian Altaf Hussain Mahar on Saturday acquitted the accused under trial declaring also that there was no
Benazir Bhutto: a visionary – By Shahid Hasan Khan: The incoming PPP–led coalition will face the task of overcoming gruesome economic challenges that their predecessors have left the country with. It is rather ironic that a PPP government should find itself in this position. This was precisely the
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Benazir Bhutto: The Greatest Opponent of Osama bin Laden– by M Usama Kabbir & Humza Ikram: Benazir Bhutto was elected the first woman Prime Minister of a Muslim country in 1989. The security apparatus of Pakistan could not digest a progressive democratic leader steer Pakistan out of militancy and who happened to pose a major
Utter shame PM Gilani and Rehman Malik: It is utter shame how Prime Minister Gilani and Rehman Malik have been behaving like a ‘Devil’s Advocate’. More than two hundred young men from Parachinar have been camping outside the National Press Club in Islamabad for the past
Distinguishing Imran from his heroes – By Ayesha Ijaz Khan: Imran Khan is a frequent guest on talk shows, yet I am not sure whether the regular appearances on TV are helping his cause. His understanding of history and politics appears muddled and although Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf fans are unmoved
The Bhutto charisma – By Dr Akmal Hussain: Charisma is the luminous synthesis of a range of images projected by an individual to a receptive audience. For example, it may be arms held high to capture the pitch of a crowd’s emotion as if at the far
Heck, No HEC ! – by Marvi Sirmed: Following the decision of the Parliamentary Commission on the Implementation of the Eighteenth Amendment (PCIEA), the federal cabinet approved the devolution of five ministries to the provinces, including the ministry of education. While news anchors started steaming on their
Hello Mr ‘Azaad Adliya’ – by M Usama Kabbir: 1. After the proclamation of Provisional Constitutional Order, on January 26, 2000 an order Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2000 was issued that required that judiciary take oath of office under PCO. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and eighty nine (89)
The Ghairat Brigades and the truth – by Kamran Shafi: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis THE Ghairat Brigades are in overdrive over the Davis issue. Raucous ‘news’ items are appearing in Ghairatmand newspapers and TV channels over how even the police are convinced that the man is
Shah Mahmood Qureshi: Jang Group’s new found hero – by M Usama Kabbir: Related article: In defense of Shah Mahmood Qureshi – by Javed Fazal Pakistan’s (military establishment-free) media has found an overnight ‘HERO’ roughly a month after they found ‘Ghazi’ Mumtaz Qadri. Surprisingly, this time around he is from the ‘krupt’
GEO/Jang Group shameful tactics – by M Usama Kabbir: I just happened to visit the GEO-News website this evening and was quite startled to see something ! At a glace nothing looks wrong. But if we look carefully (I have encircled the text in red), while all other
My Media or Thy Media – by Saad Raz: My fellow countrymen I am an overseas Pakistani, having settled abroad since the last few years. I now live in a multicultural society in Canada. And when I compare my country of birth to that of my adopted country,
Purveyors of fiction – by George Fulton: For those who don’t know Ahmad Quraishi, according to his website — — he is “a public policy writer, commentator and broadcaster”. In reality, he is widely known to be a crude propagandist for the army/intelligence nexus. At
TAPI Gas Pipeline Project : Well done Peoples’ Government – by M Usama Kabbir: It is these Economic ties that will strengthen diplomatic relations between the hostile countries of South Asia. The more common Economic Grounds we find as the Afghan-Transit Trade and the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline and TAPI Gas Pipeline, no outsider
Army and Country – by George Fulton: At first glance, the WikiLeaks revelations about the Pakistani army aren’t exactly, er, revelatory. So General Kayani and the intelligence agencies call the shots in Pakistan. Nothing new there, you may be thinking. Everyone knows that. Any foreigner arriving