Kerry-Lugar Bill Archive

The sickly smell of surrender: By Zarrar Khuhro Published: February 9, 2013 The writer is editor of The Express Tribune Magazine On April 21, 1996, Chechen separatist leader Dzokhar Dudayez was killed by missiles fired from a Russian aircraft. The missiles had locked
Wikileaks about Kayani’s unprofessional approach & ISI backed media’s twisted headlines: September 3, 2011. Wikileaks has revealed that the in-charge of Pakistan’s ideological borders, faith and two nation theory the honorable chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani told privately & confidentially to the ex-US ambassador Anne Patterson that he was very unhappy
Love You George:ISI Chief – by Anas Abbas: Dearest George Washington: I am writing this letter to personally congratulate you on your heroic efforts for working towards the independence of the country that has vastly benefited us over the past 60 years. By the way, your country
General Kayani was behind conflict (and propaganda) on Kerry-Lugar bill: Wikileaks: کیری لوگر بل: ’کور کمانڈرز کا دباؤ ہے‘ وکی لیکس کی جانب سے جاری کی گئی امریکی سفارتی دستاویز میں کہا گیا ہے کہ پاکستان کی بری فوج کے سربراہ جنرل اشفاق پرویز کیانی نے امریکی سفیر کو بتایا
Blast from the past: Unnecessary Criticism of the Kerry Lugar Bill – 8th October 2009: It’s been more than a year that all the hoo-haa started on the Kerry-Lugar Bill. I had written a post then about the Unnecessary Criticism of the aid package. It becomes all the more ironic now that the same
From the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill to the current US Aid to Pakistan military: Silence of the (bay) ghairat brigade: While the majority of Pakistan’s pro-military establishment journalists and TV anchors (e.g., Kamran Khan, Ansar Abbasi, Syed Talat Hussain, Hamid Mir, Dr Shahid Masood, Javed Chaudhry, Orya Maqbool Jan, Irfan Siddiqi etc) kept barking against the the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill,
Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas: Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military
Concerns over Post-military operations developments in KP – by Idrees Kamal: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) , an organization of  Political workers, civil society, writers, intellectuals, Lawyers, Students, Labours, Women, Poets and sensible segment of the society and comrises political workers of almost all the secular political parties working in the
A call for help in flood-ravaged Pakistan -by John Kerry: THIS IS Pakistan’s Katrina. I just returned from that country, where the devastation created by the recent floods was gut-wrenching. Five years after floods washed over the southern United States, Pakistan is suffering from an epic disaster. And we
“Pakistan has to shift its strategic focus”, Prof Walter Russel Mead: LAHORE, Aug 14: Pakistan should move away from the zero-sum security rivalry with India to be able to emerge as a successful, modern democratic society, says a distinguished American foreign policy expert. “It is vital for Pakistan to shift
The man who really matters in Pakistan – by Farzana Shaikh: Whatever David Cameron may say, looking both ways is by no means peculiar to Pakistan. For while Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has looked the other way as his country drowns in the worst floods in living memory, the
Whatever happened to Kerry-Lugar – Raza Rumi: Source Express Tribune Pakistan’s dire fiscal situation has resulted in the reduction of development spending by 40 per cent. This does not bode well for the citizens who have been tormented by an energy crisis, persistent food inflation and
Unprecedented Zardari- by Faizi Mughal: The unprecedented Zardari has set new precedents in the history of Pakistan. He is no doubt a trend setter, who has set several living and everlasting examples. From Iskander Mirza to Musharraf, Pakistan’s history has witnessed several heads of
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
Amb. Haqqani – Lobbying for “Transformation” – by Anas Muhammad: On January 15, 2009, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, was a special guest to a gathering at the Nixon Center, which discussed the US-Paksitan relations. This is one of the many forums Honorable Ambassador has addressed, since being appointed at his
Where are all the KLB bashers?: Ibrahim Sajid Malick Do you wonder why have the Pakistani pundits stopped complaining about imperialist tyranny and exposing the onerous conditions of Kerry-Lugar Bill? Why all of a sudden KLB is a non-issue? I was curious and I spend
The ‘Ghairat Brigade’ and the hyper-nationalism: By Kamran ShafiTuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 …Meanwhile back at the ranch, what is now increasingly known as the ‘Ghairat Brigade’ proceeds apace with its denunciation of the elected government in particular and politicians in general. The Internet is inundated
The high cost of ‘ghairat’: By Irfan Husain Saturday, 07 Nov, 2009 JUDGING from the heated bombast that passes for informed debate on our airwaves, it would appear that ghairat, or honour, is a virtue restricted to those who permanently inhabit our TV studios.
Holbrooke’s statement, Kerry Lugar Bill and "Ghairat" of Taliban supporters: Opponents of KLL supporting Taliban: Holbrooke Thursday, November 05, 2009 By By Sami Abraham WASHINGTON: Expressing hope that Pakistan’s current domestic political situation would not get parallel to March 16 crisis when top
Imran Khan and ‘mass movement’ – Let us pray for Imran Khan’s swift recovery: First a new announcement by Imran Khan, which is followed by analyses by Hasan Nisar and Nazir Naji. Imran announces campaign against NROSunday, 1 Nov, 2009 11:12 pm LAHORE : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has announced to launch a campaign against
Pakistan-USA ties: From Liaqat Ali Khan to Asif Zardari: Life before Kerry-Lugar —Haider Nizamani Popular sentiment has always been wary of American influence in Pakistan. Successive governments while framing their relations with the US have tried to placate public mood by invoking notions such as ‘augmenting national defence’
A view on Jamaat-e-Islami’s referendum on the Kerry-Lugar Bill: Asadullah Ghalib’s Analysis: PML-Q backs JI in ‘referendum’ ISLAMABAD: The PML-Q extended support to the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in a “referendum” the latter held against the Kerry-Lugar legislation. PML-Q leaders Kamil Ali Aga and Marvi Memon also voted against the
Nawaz Sharif’s opportunistic politics and the Kerry-Lugar Bill: ایک سوال کے جواب میں نواز شریف نے تصدیق کی کہ وزیر اعلیٰ پنجاب میاں محمد شہباز شریف اور قومی اسمبلی میں قائد حزب اختلاف چوہدری نثار علی خان نے گزشتہ
Democracy under threat? Analyses by Cyril Almeida and Farhnaz Ispahani: Democracy under threat? By Cyril Almeida Friday, 16 Oct, 2009 President Asif Ali Zardari is the curator of the changeover to a democratic state and on his shoulders rests a very heavy burden. – Photo by Reuters Is Project
Kerry-Lugar Bill and our "Ghairat": Here are a few op-eds on Kerry Lugar Bill:
Bullying ‘bloody civilians’ over the Kerry-Lugar Bill: Bullying ‘bloody civilians’ By Kamran ShafiTuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) Our Rommels and Guderians are not about to alight from their top of the line BMWs and Mercedes and climb into Suzuki Mehrans. –File Photo I have read the
An objective analysis of the Kerry-Lugar Bill — by Dr Farrukh Saleem:
The secret meeting between Shahbaz Sharif and General Kayani: Weren’t they supposed to call on generals? Saturday, October 10, 2009 By Rauf Klasra ISLAMABAD: The “constitutional chain of command” comprising the president, the prime minister and the defence minister was not taken into confidence by either of the
Opportunistic politics of Pakistan Army over the Kerry-Lugar Bill: Gratuitous advice, opportunistic politics Saturday, October 10, 2009Gibran Peshimam The Army’s public statement openly questioning the intentions and policies of the civilian government in regards to the lucrative Kerry-Lugar Bill, while not surprising, is disappointing because it comes so
Democracy versus Military Establishment on the Kerry-Lugar Bill: Top-level meeting convened to discuss Kerry-Lugar Bill * PM regrets people making comments about bill without even reading it * PPP meeting agrees to build consensus on bill MUZAFFARABAD: A meeting of the country’s top leadership is being convened
Kerry-Lugar Bill: what’s the hype and hysteria about?: Hype and hysteria over nothing By Irfan HusainSaturday, 10 Oct, 2009 Surely the Pakistani opponents of the Kerry-Lugar bill are not pretending that we are innocent on all counts? Or has the state of denial penetrated so deeply into
Shame on General Kayani for meddling into the Kerry-Lugar Bill. Leave politics to the politicians please.: Between the lines By Cyril Almeida Friday, 09 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) Memo to the Pakistan Army: don’t wait for the revolution in military affairs to get a high-speed Internet connection. Actually, the army could have spared the country a
Aid Package From U.S. Jolts Army in Pakistan: By JANE PERLEZ and ISMAIL KHAN Published: October 7, 2009 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In an unusual move, the Pakistani Army expressed public anger Wednesday at
Democracy in Pakistan is challenged by the champions of "National Security": Wise or unwise, the bill must not become the basis for fresh cleavages between the army and the political opposition on one side and the government on the other. Corps commanders express concern over Kerry-Lugar By Iftikhar A. Khan
The Kayani-Shehbaz meeting: The news that the army chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, and the Punjab chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif, had a “secret” meeting has not so far been denied by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department. Reports claim that the PMLN leader
Kerry-Luger Bill or Carry-Looter Bill? Fact versus Fiction: Here is an extensive archive on the Kerry-Lugar Bill debate in Pakistan: Wusatullah Khan’s critique on “intellectuals” such as Kashif Abbasi, Irfan Siddiqi and Dr Shahid Masood
Kerry-Lugar Bill – Is it good or bad for Pakistan?: We may be entering a ‘new phase’ in relations between the US and Pakistan with the passage of the bill, but the paeans to ‘fundamental change’ don’t jibe with reality. –Photo by AP Kerry-Lugar Bill: the fruition of 62