Long March Archive

Mama Qadeer is a Trail Blazer -by Dr. Taimur Rahman: The Pakistani establishment wants that Mama Qadeer’s Voice of Baloch Missing Persons march should pass through Punjab as quietly and uneventfully as possible. That is why while working journalists have been covering the story, the establishment has somehow managed
Revolution shall not be televised – by Fahad Rizwan: Last few years we have witnessed an epidemic in Pakistan , it is the epidemic of ‘long march’.usually it is middle class which is most affected , symptoms are ‘ tabdeeli ‘ , ‘inqilaab inqilaab ‘ ‘change ‘ some one chanting
Long march against Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry: Pakistan’s Shia Muslims are currently considering a long march to protest against the anti-Shia bias of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The exact date for the long march is expected to be announced shortly after due consultations with all
March in March – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
The battle against common sense: a rebuttal to Dr Manzur Ejaz – by Suleman Akhtar: This was written in response to “The feudal battle against the judiciary-Dr Manzur Ejaz” published in Daily Times on October 20, 2010. Blindfolding by the habitual antipathy and gratuitous adherence with the classical conceptual dogma whilst completely neglecting the persisting
Long march or wrong march? – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Shahbaz Sharif has come out of his skin by expressing his feelings about chairman NAB Justice Deedar Shah – by Ali Raja: Here is a news items from today’s Dawn: Shahbaz warns of long march on NAB chief appointment LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday warned the federal government of a long march against the latter’s “obstinate behaviour” regarding
My name is Nawaz Sharif and I am proving Zia-ul-Haq was my daddy – by Farhad Jarral: Nawaz Sharif is proving himself that he is not a democratic leader but he is a son of a military dictator who played a big role to ruin Pakistan’s sovereignty and its youth. General Zia-ul-Haq was the man behind
What was General Kayani’s message to Aitzaz Ahsan? How independent is the Supreme Court of Pakistan?: Islamabad: In a verdict having far-reaching implications, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday declared as “unconstitutional and illegal” the emergency imposed by former President Pervez Musharraf in
In the aftermath of the Long March "revolution" in Pakistan: By Asadullah Ghalib
Cricket, Pavilion and Punjab – Tahir Sarwar Mir’s analysis of the Long March and Nawaz Sharif’s politics: Express, 25 March 2009
Long March 2009 and Sauce for the Goose: Zafar Hilaly: Sauce for the goose Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Zafar Hilaly The ongoing auction for votes in the Punjab Provincial Assembly, so soon after the restoration of the judges, is further proof that the federation is dysfunctional. As the politicians
Examination paper for "Long March 2009": Tahir Sarwar Mir:
General Mullen, the real hero of the Long March in Pakistan:
Salman Taseer’s Long March in 1992:
Long March fails: Qazi Hussain Ahmed says: Friday, March 20, 2009 By Our Correspondent LAHORE – JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI Pakistan ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmad reiterated that long march had failed to achieve its prime objectives because judiciary was not restored at Nov 2, ‘07 state and Justice Abdul
Who will lead a Long March against horse trading in Punjab?: An interesting op-ed by Asadullah Ghalib in which he appeals to the people of Punjab to start a Long March against the politics of horse trading in Punjab. If Nawaz Sharif is a man of principles, he must not
Abbas Ather: The Long March and the Middle Path Resolution:
Ejaz Haider: CJP restored; CJP sans Swat?: In Pakistan it is difficult to determine where to begin and how far to go back to set things right. Such situations call for pragmatism rather than sheer idealism, which is why Justice Chaudhry, the PCO 1 judge, was
Justice, Chief Justice and the Illusion of a False Revolution: In the following op-ed, Hasan Nisar asks some critical questions about the Long March and the restoration of the Chief Justice. Some of those questions are: 1. The Long March remained in the main confined to the Punjab. 2.
Long March, Deal and Topi Drama? – by Asadullah Ghalib: External intervention by the US and the UK: The officials said Clinton coordinated with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to exert strong pressure for a deal. Clinton told reporters Monday that the decision to reinstate Chaudhry was a first
Life after the Long March: Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been restored and that is a most welcome development for all the right reasons in the world. Now the Zardari government should have space to move forward and address other pressing issues. And since the
Zahid F Ebrahim: Did Zardari get the last laugh?: There is much talk of an embattled and defeated man in the Presidency. The chief justice has
The never-ending march – by Mosharraf Zaidi: In September last year, I wrote that the heroic nature of the chief justice’s courage, and the lawyers’ movement that it spawned could only be transformational if it inspired political action that was rooted in the same principles, and
Deal or no deal? The real story of the Long March and the restoration of Iftikhar Chaudhry: Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry restored as Chief Justice of PakistanMonday, March 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani early Monday morning announced reinstatement of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar
The City Administrators’ (Nazim) Appeal against the Long March against Democracy in Pakistan:
Kaiser Bengali: Behind PML-N’s outrage: Friday, 13 Mar, 2009 The judicial crisis is essentially a political issue and politics is the art of compromise. Adopting uncompromising positions is tantamount to creating a deadlock, which the PML-N appears to be doing. – APP/File photo. NAWAZ
Some critical reflections on Long March – 14 March 2009: Long March reflections After a dominance of repeated patterns, most opinion about the Long March, which began on Thursday, is philosophical rather than analytical-practical. There is also a tendency to theorise, which is natural when patterns are repeated. As
Sindh Assembly unanimously adopts resolution supporting Zardari; condemns Sharif’s conspiracy against democracy: احتجاجی تحریک سازش ہے: قرار داد احمد رضا بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی قرارداد حکمران اتحاد میں شامل جماعت متحدہ قومی موومنٹ کے سردار احمد نے پیش کی سندھ اسمبلی نے بدھ کو اتفاق رائے سے ایک
Long March June 2008: A recap, some pictures and comments: The Long March against the democratic government was funded by the anti-democracy and pro-Taliban elements in Pakistan With less than 45,000 participants (based on BBC, Reuters, and Daily Times), including 1,000 lawyers and their munshis, 3,000 madrassash students and
Is Nawaz Sharif paving the road to martial law in Pakistan?: If the army is compelled to step in Now that the two mainstream parties have virtually declared the doors of reconciliation shut, commentators are already talking of the possibility of the army stepping in “to bring the country back
Tahir Sarwar Mir: Sharif Brothers and their principled struggle for revolution: Nila Gumbad loves Anarkali Shahbaz Sharif’s revolutionary style and the pledge to change his name (to what?) unless…. Parda hai parda – Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Some relevant comments: MalangBaba said: Reconciliation can only happen if both sides are
Nawaz Sharif invites his followers to mutiny in Pakistan. Strike call fails.: The PMLN’s policy of not recognising the “PCO Supreme Court” anticipated its decision to reject the verdict the Supreme Court reached Wednesday to disqualify the Sharif brothers. However, desperate to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is
Did the nation vote for the restoration of Iftikhar Chaudhry? The "Long March" politics and the future of democracy – by Abbas Ather:
Nawaz Sharif says good-bye to Long March?: Nawaz Sharif says good-bye to Long March? Friday, February 13, 2009 Lawyers didn’t consult us on sit-in: Nawaz By our correspondent LAHORE: PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the federal government did not take the PML-N into confidence
Imran Khan blames lawyers for not consulting politicians: It seems that lawyers have smelt that the ISI’s new poodle Imran Khan might try to use the Long March to promote his pro-Taliban and anti-democracy agenda… Imran blames lawyers for not consulting politicians Updated at: 0200 PST, Friday,
Dr Qadir Magsi and Mehmood Khan Achakzai say good bye to the APDM and the proposed Long March?: Vocal APDM parties going their own way Sunday, February 08, 2009By Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: The Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, which is supporting the reinstatement of deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other sacked judges, will most likely not
Ziaists in Pakistan: From long march to terrorism – some questions for Nawaz Sharif: There are two forms of Ziaists: (1) political Ziaists who keep conspiring against democracy on the pretext of one excuse or the other; (2) militant Ziaists who are represented in the shape of operatives and sympathizers of Taliban and
PML-N, Nawaz Sharif, make a choice. Parliament? or Street Politics… – By Nazir Naji:
Rauf Klasra: Nawaz Sharif moving in the wrong direction….: