Monthly Archive:: May 2008

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.
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
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
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
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: Mon 26 May 2008: What should Zardari do to Musharraf? Benazir Bhutto’s last book Does the US want to get rid of Musharrraf? Musharraf’s third coup? Baitullah’s bait?
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
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
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,
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?
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,