Category: Original Articles

  • My choice today: Thursday 5 June 2008

    Research and agriculture New theatreSabiq foji afsaraan…. (Ex-Servicemen’s Association and its intentions)By: Asadullah Ghalib Brahmdagh speaks out! Despite clear signals by the new civilian government in Islamabad that it wants to reconcile with all elements in Balochistan, a decision towards which it has taken concrete steps, the province remains troubled. Speaking to a TV channel […]

  • My choice today: Wednesday 4 June 2008

    Asadullah Ghliab exposes “the disinformation masters”, yellow journalists of Pakistan. Jheengar ka janaza hay zara dhoom say niklay – by Asadullah Ghalib Aitzaz should stop running with the hare and hunting with the hound The lawyers’ movement has rejected the constitutional package presented by the Pakistan People’s Party. If positions on both sides remain deterministic, […]

  • My choice: 3 June 2008 – Why is Kalabagh Dam so controversial?

    Kalabagh dam A lot of people are not even aware why the Kalabagh dam is so controversial. According to international water distribution law, the tail-ender has a legal and natural right on river and that is why no mega construction or reservoir can be built without permission and endorsement of the tail-ender i.e. Sindh. Sindh […]

  • Asif Zardari and NRO – another perspective

    Two op-eds: Blackmailing in the name of NRO: A column by Nazir Naji Asif Zardari: A different perspective: by Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi

  • My choice today: Mon 2 June 2008 – Accountability?

    Muakhiza ya ta’meer?Accountability or Reconstruction – By Khurshid Nadeem Musharraf: Hamid Mir Dr. Abul Qadeer Khan, Bhutto, Judiciary and Media – By Abbas Ather Moment of catharsis for Pakistanis? Moment of catharsis for Pakistanis? The deposed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Mr Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, reached Peshawar late Saturday night and heard speeches that […]

  • My choice today: Sunday 1 June 2008 – The Role of ISI in Pakistani Politics – By Asghar Khan

    The role of ISI in Pakistan’s politics (Did IMC hear that case?) Is ‘the judiciary restoration’ the only crisis in Pakistan? The spirit of charity work in the Pakistani nation An unwanted year: Cowasjee So al-Qa’ida’s defeated, eh? Go tell it to the marines: Robert Fisk Robert Fisk: So al-Qa’ida’s defeated, eh? Go tell it […]

  • My choice today: Saturday 31 May 2008

    Khawahish aur khabar The AQ Khan issue: Resurrecting a ghost?Resurrecting a ghost DR A.Q. Khan is back in the news, retracting by implication the confessionary statement he made in 2004 and asserting that he was forced to make it. Given the political situation today, it is obvious who he was referring to when he said […]

  • My choice today: Friday 30 May 2008 – Sharia in Swat?

    Why a resolution is not a solution? ANP, Shariat and Swat Nuclear technology and our ‘heroes’ The ‘Bomb Day’ didn’t look so good Here’s a bit of democratic irony. Mian Nawaz Sharif who stands tall as the champion of unfettered democracy also chose to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests. In Peshawar, the […]

  • My choice today: Thu 29 May 2008 Salmaan Taseer and Conspiracy Theorists

    Salman Taseer and the conspiracy theory – by Hamid Akhtar Nawaz Sharif, Saifur-Rehman and Rehmat Shah AfridiMusharraf ka anjaam?  The reality of everyday life in Pakistan Should we celebrate the bomb? Should we celebrate the bomb? Ten years from the day Pakistan tested six nuclear devices in response to India’s earlier tests in the same month, we continue to […]

  • My choice today: Wed 28 May 2008

    PPP and PML-N governments: Time for action 28 May- Nawaz Sharif and Bhutto Goodbye, Kalabagh Dam! The Federal Water and Power Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, has finally said what most governments in the past were unwilling to utter. On Monday he told the press that the government had dropped the Kalabagh Dam project “forever”, as it […]

  • My choice today: Tuesday 27 May 2008

    Go Musharraf Go Judges and Awaam  A question for CJP Ifitkhar M Chaudhary Balochistan – ignored, exploited Zardari Afridi? Judiciary crisis in Pakistan: Radicalism versus realism 

  • My choice today: Sun, 25 May 2008

    “The flour crisis” Tourism of Malaysia Despair on the line By Ardeshir Cowasjee LEST we forget, let me reiterate. Those now at the helm of the affairs of the republic that is Pakistan, this God-given man-made nation, guiding us along the path to destiny, whether they sport glittering Colgate smiles, implanted pricey […]

  • My choice today: Sat 24 May 2008

    A meeting with Sarabjit Singh Musharraf really going? Pakistan May Turn Over U.S. ‘Spies’ to Iran Iran Claims Jundullah Militants, Led by Abdel Malik Regi, Are ‘Spies’ for the CIA By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS May 23, 2008— In another sign of growing tensions with the United States, Pakistan is threatening […]

  • Daily Times Editorial: Deobandi-Barelvi war in Khyber

    The Lashkar-e-Islam of outlaw Mangal Bagh has attacked four relatives of an MNA and done them all to death in the Khyber Agency. Earlier, one cleric was executed on the charge that he was “spying for America”. The MNA, significantly named Maulana Nurul Haq Qadiri, and his Tanzim Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, dominate the Landi […]

  • My choice today: Thu 22 May 2008

    Why should we ignore General Hamid Gul’s advice on Pakistan’s role in the war on terror:  Tussle between PPP and PML-N? Whose loss? Why must we insist on a durable approach to the ‘independence’ of judiciary? ……. Editorial of Daily Times: Hangu jirga prefers jail to peace As explosions wounded people in […]

  • My choice today: Wed 21 May 2008 – Reconciliation is the only way forward

    Welcome to Let Us Build Pakistan. I have decided to post a daily selection of columns and also offer some comments on topics which are relatively ignored or misunderstood/misrepresented in the mainstream media. Today I am cross-posting two articles, first one is by Nazir Naji and the other by Asadullah Ghalib. Both columnists write on […]