Tag: Asif Zardari

  • Pakistan: Crisis and the Political Feats – by Irfan Tramboo

    Pakistan: Crisis and the Political Feats – by Irfan Tramboo

    Important political changes on ground are taking place in Pakistan. For the first time in the history this year a democratically elected government completed its term in the office. General elections were held and new government led by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif came into existence. Speculations were being made that Imran Khan’s PTI will get […]

  • Zardari – by M Ziauddin

    Zardari – by M Ziauddin

    The writer is Executive Editor of The Express Tribune Zardari had entered the presidency with lots and lots of baggage. “Mr 10 per cent” is Pakistan’s president, the world mocked. Being the single biggest beneficiary of his wife’s death, many of his pathological haters went searching for his hand behind the tragedy. His baggage was […]

  • Pakistan on the path to democratic prosperity – by Syed Abbas

    Pakistan on the path to democratic prosperity – by Syed Abbas

    History of Pakistan has witnessed repeated military interventions, weak civilian governments and institutions. Despite these anomalies, PPP-led previous government   strengthened the democratic dispensation by empowering parliament through a series of constitutional reforms. They not only completed their term, but also successfully transferred the power to next civilian government, a milestone indeed. I have many reasons […]

  • Welcome Zardari: Lahore Jalsa – by Naveed Javed

    Welcome Zardari: Lahore Jalsa – by Naveed Javed

    Like it or not but President Zardari has done what no other politician in the history of Pakistan could do. He remained the only ‘Ghazi’ of PPP who stayed in the ranks of opponents and came out victoriously with nobility and probity.  After Benazir’s death, I have noticed a complete transition in the personality Asif […]

  • Pakistan’s outgoing president Asif Zardari tempts history to salute him – by Jyoti Malhotra

    Pakistan’s outgoing president Asif Zardari tempts history to salute him – by Jyoti Malhotra

    Asif Ali Zardari, the first elected president of Pakistan, will make history when he bows out of office today, the first president of Pakistan to have completed five full years in a country that has lived under the shadow of military dictatorship for more than half of its independent existence. At a farewell lunch in […]

  • Bravo Mr. President – by Riaz Ali Toori

    Bravo Mr. President – by Riaz Ali Toori

      I remember a man who was tortured inhumanly; who had spent a decade of his life in jail but emerged victorious and became the most powerful President of the country yet adopted a policy of reconciliation instead of revenge. Asif Ali Zardari- a much charitable man, whose image was deliberately marred by the jealous […]

  • ڈاکٹر علی حیدر اور نشان امتیاز

    ڈاکٹر علی حیدر اور نشان امتیاز

      صدر پاکستان کی طرف سے ڈاکٹر علی حیدر کو خراج تحسین پیش کرنے کے لئے اور ان کی خدمات کو سرہانے کے لئے ” نشان امتیاز ” کا اعلان کیا گیا ہے- ڈاکٹر علی حیدر ایک با وصف انسان تھے اور اس کے ساتھ ساتھ وہ اک بہادر اور نڈر انسان بھی تھے – ڈاکٹر […]

  • SC Bars Zardari from leaving Pakistan

    SC Bars Zardari from leaving Pakistan

    President Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: AFP/FILE ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a notice to the federal government in relation to a request that called for barring President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country, Express News reported on Friday. The notice was issued in relation to the Abbottabad operation by the United States (US) […]

  • Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji

    Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji

    Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates in these elections when Taliban Protectors PTI and PML N did not give any tickets to women. Shows that basically PPP is a part that favours women and minorities and what not. If you are man and by this I mean that you belong to the oppressed […]

  • The merits of the case – by Farahnaz Ispahani

    The merits of the case – by Farahnaz Ispahani

    Erstwhile coup-making general and former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was indicted on murder charges Tuesdayin connection with the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. While the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi had named Musharraf in the case in early 2011, and declared he was a proclaimed offender in August of that year, today’s indictment marks the first time […]

  • صدر زرداری کی سالگرہ اور تحفے میں پارہ چنار بم دھماکہ

    صدر زرداری کی سالگرہ اور تحفے میں پارہ چنار بم دھماکہ

    پارہ چنار بم دھماکے کے نتیجے میں خون میں ڈوبے 57 شہداہ کے لاشے صدر زرداری کو 26 جولائی کے دن سالگرہ کے تحفے میں پاکستان کی خفیہ ایجنسیوں کے وہابی/تکفیری جرنل کرنل نے دیے ہیں۔ یہ بتانے کے لیے بے نظیر کی پالیسی شکست کے قریب ہے اور ضیاالحق کی آئیڈیالوجی معاشرے کے ایک […]

  • خطرے کی گھنٹی

    خطرے کی گھنٹی

    پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی نے صدراتی انتخاب کا بائیکاٹ کردیا اور اس معاملے میں اس کا ساتھ دینے والوں میں صوبہ خبیر پختوں خواہ ،بلوچستان ،کراچی سمیت دیگر علاقوں میں پشتونوں کی اکثریت کی نمائندگی کرنے والی جماعت اے این پی اور بلوچوں کی ایک نمائندہ جماعت بی این پی عوامی بھی شامل ہے- پی پی پی […]

  • President Asif Zardari’s legacy – by Pejamistri

    President Asif Zardari’s legacy – by Pejamistri

    Back in 1993, if someone had told me that one day Nawaz Sharif will be calling Benazir Bhutto as his sister and would declare her a great leader, and Sheeda Tully will call her “Mohtarama” (he used to curse her, call her names)… I would have laughed. If someone tell me now that this guy […]

  • Presidential elections: Supreme Court or Sharif Court? – by Pejamistri

    Presidential elections: Supreme Court or Sharif Court? – by Pejamistri

    No channel even cares to discuss today’s Supreme Court decision. This decision is another black spot on the face of checkered history of Supreme Court. This decision is against both letter and spirit of the constitution of Pakistan. Article 41 (4) categorically states that: “Election to the office of President shall be held not earlier […]

  • PML-N govt diverts IP pipeline funds to cover fiscal deficit

    PML-N govt diverts IP pipeline funds to cover fiscal deficit

    The previous government had imposed the GIDC on gas consumers to generate the $1 billion needed to finance the construction of the IP gas pipeline. CREATIVE COMMONS ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has seemingly put the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project on the backburner by deciding to use the funds generated through the imposition of the Gas […]

  • Taliban supporting Ghairatmands like me are bleeding today – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji

    Taliban supporting Ghairatmands like me are bleeding today – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji

    According to sources, the Swiss authorities made it clear the money laundering cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and others could not be reopened as they have died down forever being ‘time-barred’. That is to say the time (period) in which these cases could have been legally reopened has expired. The Swiss law authorities also […]

  • Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Rusty Walker (a U.S. citizen)

    Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Rusty Walker (a U.S. citizen)

    LUBP is currently conducting a series of interviews with Pakistan Peoples Party’s long-time supporters (Jiyalas) and independent political analysts to have their views on the party’s electoral debacle in 2013. The aim of this series is to provide constructive criticism and sincere reflections to the party’s leadership in order to improve the party’s performance as […]

  • پی پی کے لئے مشورہ – از نصرت جاوید

    پی پی کے لئے مشورہ – از نصرت جاوید

        Source : http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101866674&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20130608

  • پاک ایران تعلقات اور نواز حکومت – از انور عباس

    پاک ایران تعلقات اور نواز حکومت – از انور عباس

    پاکستان کے انتخابی نتائج کو ہمارے ہمسایہ ممالک میں بڑی باریک بینی سے دیکھا جا رہا ہے۔خاص طور پر برادر اسلامی ملک ایران میں بڑی تشویش کا اظہار کیا جا رہا ہے۔ایران کی قیادت پاک ایران گیس پائپ لائن منصوبے اور اگلے سال افغانستان سے اتحادی افواج کی واپسی کے تناظر میں کی جانے والی […]

  • درست قدم اٹھا یں – از منیر احمد بلوچ

    درست قدم اٹھا یں – از منیر احمد بلوچ

      Source: http://dunya.com.pk/index.php/author/munir-ahmed-baloch/2013-06-07/3174/46826180#.UbQL67UwfMK

  • Saudi Agenda and Nawaz Sharif – by Shiraz Paracha

    Saudi Agenda and Nawaz Sharif – by Shiraz Paracha

    One more time, Pakistan seems to have come under the full control of the ruling Saudi elite. As an arm of the U.S defense establishment, the brutal and repressive Saudi elites have been a major cause of instability in Pakistan, particularly during the past three decades. Saudi Arabia is an unfortunate country as its ruling royal family […]

  • “The sympathy vote for PPP in rural Sindh is still alive”

    “The sympathy vote for PPP in rural Sindh is still alive”

    Nazir Leghari, a senior journalist and resident editor Jang Karachi, who had been visiting the length and breadth of Sindh province, predicted the precise victory of the PPP a long time back. Here he analyses the reasons that led to this victory for a party that was routed in the rest of the country By […]

  • الیکشن کے بعد کا پاکستان – از حق گو

    الیکشن کے بعد کا پاکستان – از حق گو

    گیارہ مئی کے الیکشن ملکی تاریخ کے پہلے الیکشن تھے جن میں اقتدار ایک منتخب شدہ جمہوری حکومت سے ایک منتخب شدہ جمہوری حکومت کو منتقل ہوا – ایک ایسا ملک جہاں سیکورٹی اسٹیبلشمنٹ جمہوری حکومتوں کو گھر بھیجنے کی ایک لمبی تاریخ رکھتی ہو وہاں یہ قدم ایک سنگ میل کی حثیت رکھتا ہے […]

  • Every party’s hardcore supporters view the supporters of other parties as ignorant, irrational and malicious, with an ethnic/cultural stereotype to boot – by Saroop Ijaz

    Every party’s hardcore supporters view the supporters of other parties as ignorant, irrational and malicious, with an ethnic/cultural stereotype to boot – by Saroop Ijaz

    The writer is a lawyer and partner at Ijaz and Ijaz Co in Lahore saroop.ijaz@tribune.com.pk The chief minister (CM)-designate for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has already made the silliest statement for the next few years, or at least, let us hope so; as there is little room to go lower. The PTI nominee for CM says that he has […]

  • The uncertain “Nawaz Sharif” adventure that now begins – by Ayaz Amir

    The uncertain “Nawaz Sharif” adventure that now begins – by Ayaz Amir

    So most of us got it wrong…I certainly did, expecting an Imran Khan surge that did not come. Just a fortnight before the voting the received wisdom on most pundit lips was hung parliament. Goes to show how conventional wisdom and reality can run on parallel tracks. But, come to think of it, with the […]

  • My party, PPP, lost because it forgot about the people – by Malik Zameer Hassan

    My party, PPP, lost because it forgot about the people – by Malik Zameer Hassan

    Let’s accept it; we kept playing the footage of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s assassination to grab sympathy votes. PHOTO: REUTERS One factor which always made me proud to be a part of thePakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was the its representation in each and every nook and cranny of Pakistan. However on May 11, the people’s verdict not only […]

  • Post-elections 2013: What Pakistani nation expects from PML-N – by Marvi Sirmed

    Post-elections 2013: What Pakistani nation expects from PML-N – by Marvi Sirmed

      Congratulations to PML-N for overwhelming victory in the Punjab and in National Assembly. Now that we are almost sure that it will make federal government hopefully without alliances with smaller groups, there comes a heavy responsibility on PML-N. Here is a list of some expectations. Marvi Sirmed@marvisirmed #Pakistan stands out in South Asia by giving […]

  • Democracy wins, federation loses – by Farahnaz Ispahani

    Democracy wins, federation loses – by Farahnaz Ispahani

    AP CHALLENGES AHEAD: Nawaz Sharif is not the only one facing challenges. While Nawaz Sharif has won the election decisively, he faces the challenge of reaching out beyond his main base in Punjab to the rest of Pakistan Pakistan achieved a historic landmark with the completion of its five-year term by the civilian coalition government led […]

  • NIA Pakistan – by Sohail Butt

    NIA Pakistan – by Sohail Butt

    PMLN is only a few steps away from getting a simple majority in National Assembly the lower house of our parliament to form the next government  Mr. Nawaz Sahrif is expected to be our next prime minister, energy crisis, terrorism, economic recovery, rapprochement with India and a dialogue with USA on the use of drones and war on […]

  • Pakistan, an unfortunate country? – Riaz Ali Toori

    Pakistan, an unfortunate country? – Riaz Ali Toori

    Terrorists are giving a very clear message to the people of Pakistan to either vote for those who want to see a stable country or vote for those who want us to perish How unfortunate is Pakistan that is being stained with the blood of its own people. Since childhood we have been reading in […]

  • امید بہار – از کاشف نصیر

    امید بہار – از کاشف نصیر

    ملکی تاریخ میں پہلی بار ایک اسمبلی آئین میں متعین اپنی معیاد کو پورا کرنے میں کامیاب ہوئی ہے گو اس سے پچھلی قومی اسمبلی نے بھی اپنی معیاد پوری کی تھی لیکن ایک فوجی آمر کے تسلط کی وجہ سے اسے وہ حیثیت حاصل نہیں ہوسکی جو اس اسمبلی کو حاصل ہوئی ہے۔ میرے […]

  • پیپلز پارٹی کسی بھی دہشتگرد سے اتحاد نہیں کر سکتی ، پیپلز پارٹی کے ذمہ داران – از حق گو

    پیپلز پارٹی کسی بھی دہشتگرد سے اتحاد نہیں کر سکتی ، پیپلز پارٹی کے ذمہ داران – از حق گو

    گزشتہ دنوں پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے امید وار قطب شاہ اور دیوبندی تکفیری  دہشتگرد لدھیانوی کے درمیان ہونے والی ایک ” اتفاقیہ ” ملاقات کو لے کر سوشل میڈیا پر پیپلز پارٹی کو سخت تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا گیا-نواز لیگ کی دیوبندی تکفیری دہشتگردوں کی کھلی اور خفیہ حمایت کے بعد پیپلز پارٹی کے امیدوار  کا  […]

  • A Pakistani paradigm shift may be in order: A step forward in an election year – by Rusty Walker

    A Pakistani paradigm shift may be in order: A step forward in an election year – by Rusty Walker

                        Your true liberty, you, as a person living in a nation of a diversified people, can only be assured personal freedoms through a massive election turn-out, bent on a paradigm shift. Thomas Kuhn defines paradigm shift as “one conceptual world view is replaced by another.” […]

  • For Zardari, five years of lost opportunities – by Ayesha Siddiqa

    For Zardari, five years of lost opportunities – by Ayesha Siddiqa

    Future tense Asif Ali Zardari is a past master at brokering deals but will find it tough to save the PPP from electoral oblivion BUT DON’T you think we are getting over-excited about the PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) government and the Parliament completing its tenure?” It is almost as if every journalist who calls to […]

  • Princess and the Playboy: Zardari and Benazir Bhutto were partners in corruption – by Najam Sethi

    Najam Sethi was (caretaker) Prime Minister’s Adviser on Political Affairs and Accountability as a member of the ISI-installed caretaker government in 1996 after Farooq Leghari dismissed Benazir Bhutto’s second government. During 1990s, he (consistent with the agendas of Pakistan military establishment) was part of a systematic campaign to nationally and interntaionally discredit Benazir Bhutto and […]

  • Lincoln for Pakistan’s President – by Ali Lahori

    The Oscar winning movie “Lincoln” will soon be available on video. This awesome movie is about one of the greatest presidents of the United States of America. It is also about a president whose fundamental challenge was not international – instead it was domestic. In the midst of a gruesome civil war, when the entire […]

  • Why there will never be another Martial Law in Pakistan – by Dr Shahid Bajwa

    The elections are finally here but there is still a lot of anxiety whether they will be held on time, or held at all. Of course there are no certainties in politics but there are some larger trends which are more powerful than individual players. The information technology, including satellite TV, mobile phones and internet […]

  • Iran-Pakistan pipeline: A significant step forward – by AZ

    This Monday, Iranian and Pakistani presidents inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a $7.5bn gas pipeline linking the two neighbours. The two leaders unveiled a plaque before shaking hands and offering prayers for the successful conclusion of the project, which involves the laying of a 780km section of the pipeline on the Pakistani […]

  • Diversity indicted in Pakistan: the buck stops with President Zardari — by Dr Mohammad Taqi

    As to the allegations against the PPP’s legislators, the thousands of Barelvis killed and the Shia genocide in Pakistan, the buck stops with President Asif Ali Zardari Faqeeh e shehr bola badshah se/Barra sangeen mujrim hai yeh aaqa/Isay masloob hi karna parray ga/Keh iss ki soch hum se mukhtalif hai (The city cleric advised the […]

  • Interfaith conference: Once again Zardari stabs the hearts of Pakistani victims of Islamofascism

    Author: Mahpara Qalandar On 22 February 2013, President Asif Zardari addressed an interfaith conference called “Living together with diversity – Interfaith and inter-cultural dialogue”.  (Reports on his address can be viewed at: http://tribune.com.pk/story/511421/interfaith-conference-president-faults-global-counter-terror-approach/ and http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\02\23\story_23-2-2013_pg1_1) What he said at the conference once again proves his insensitivity to the plight of Pakistanis (Ahmadis, Brelvis, anti-Taliban Lashkars, […]