Cowasjee Archive

ارد شیر کاؤس جی اسامہ قادری اور فیروزہ بیگم مرحومہ”Maa Ki hai.”: جمعرات کی رات کو جب یہ خبر سننے کو ملی کہ اسامہ قادری کو سادے لباس میں اہلکار لے گئے تو اس موقعہ پر مجھے ارد شیر کاؤس جی اور فیروزہ بیگم مرحومہ بہت یاد آئیں.کچھہ لوگوں کو حیرت ہوگی
Ardeshir Cowasjee- unessential or an admiration?: Of course he was not a beloved, not at all as he was always outspoken against the administration, the establishment, the government, and every tom, dick and harry who were throwing and promoting nuisance and garbage on different pretexts
How Dr Aafia Siddiqui lost her legal case – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: The national mindset is not given to looking before it leaps, to thinking or to cogitation. Emotions overtake the process of reasoning and the ubiquitous issue of national ‘honour’ and ‘pride’ often defies logic. Dr Aafia Siddiqui, US citizen,
What the eye did not see: the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: What the eye did not see Source: Dawn, 13 Jun, 2010 On May 28 of this year, how many members of the minority Ahmadi community were massacred in cold blood by the ‘student’ fraternity upholding their version of the
Pakistan, terrorism and our combined failure – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: Our combined failure A common reaction to the almost universal conclusion that one of Pakistan’s main exports is terrorism — bolstered by the latest would-be hero of Times Square who fortunately failed — is that the larger majority of
Paths of terrorism lead but to Pakistan – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: “Can some bright psychologist work out why Faisal Shahzad, a college graduate, son of a Pakistani air force officer, married with two children, was prompted to do what he did on May Day?” – Photo by AP. The adoption
Not the voice of the creator – By Ardeshir Cowasjee: Day after dreary day it goes on — a professor, a woman, shot and killed in a rickshaw in Quetta, four policemen blown up in Peshawar, five ‘activists’ shot dead in Karachi, and more, much more. This land has
De facto versus de jure rulers of Pakistan – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: As far as the army chief is concerned he has to do nothing but wait and deal competently with the menace of militant extremism that stalks the land. The other day I had a conversation with a man less
Pakistan’s Jinnah – by Ayesha Siddiqa: “Some devious elements are tinkering with Jinnah’s person and his narrative” Writes Ayesha Siddiqa in the following article. Some time ago, I had a chance to read veteran columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee’s article ‘Bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan’ in which he
‘Bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan’ – By Ardeshir Cowasjee and Munno Bhai: By Ardeshir CowasjeeSunday, 01 Nov, 2009 (Dawn) Had the Mideast and S.Asia heeded Jinnah’s advice on religion and state the world may have been in better shape today. —Photo by AFP Of late, amidst the murder and mayhem accompanied
Cowasjee: Who can tolerate an independent judiciary?: By Ardeshir Cowasjee Sunday, 15 Mar, 2009 ‘The reality is that neither Nawaz nor Zardari can tolerate free judiciary.’ Now, what with the word ‘disintegration’ being bandied about in the media, the ‘leadership’ we suffer must bear in mind
The Gujaratis of Pakistan – By Aakar Patel: The Gujaratis of Pakistan Sunday, February 08, 2009Aakar Patel Pakistan has fewer Gujaratis than it should, and that is to its detriment. Even so, the Gujaratis of Pakistan are its best citizens. None of the people on the list
Nawaz Sharif, Kamran Khan, Najam Sethi, ISI, NAB, and National Interest: By MANSOOR HALLAJ Friday, 19 December 2008. WWW.AHMED QURAISHI.COM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—On 18-12-2008 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif gave an exclusive interview [also covered in Jang and The News International] to a journalist namely Kamran Khan
The evidence of ISI’s involvement in Pakistani politics. Asghar Khan’s petition in the Supreme Court.: We never learn from history – 6 By Ardeshir Cowasjee IN this God-given, Jinnah-founded country of ours it is safe to assume that the majority of those who manage to be elected to our assemblies, or appointed to positions
We never learn from history. Hamid Gul, Aslam Beg and other corrupt Generals of the ISI – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: Hamid Gul, Aslam Beg, Roedad Khan, Akhtar Abdur Rehman, Zia-ul-Haq, Rafiq Tarar, the long list of criminals of ISI … By Ardeshir Cowasjee We never learn from history By Ardeshir Cowasjee The indefatigable old warrior of our skies is
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