Tag: Political Parties

  • اسان ڪنهن کي منتخب ڪيون؟ شاهد شاه

    اسان ڪنهن کي منتخب ڪيون؟                   شاهد شاه

                                    هاڻوڪي ڏينهن ۾ جتي هڪ طرف مون جهڙا وائٽ ڪالر مڊل ڪلاسي ايئرڪنڊيشن ڪمرن ۾ ويهي هن سوال تي ٻڏتر جو شڪار آهن ته11 مئي تي جيڪڏهن اليڪشن ٿيا ته پولنگ بوٿ تي وڃي مهر ڪهڙي نشان تي هڻجي. منتخب ڪرڻ لا۽ مون وٽ هڪ طرف سسي وڍڻ وارا ته ٻئي طرف […]

  • Failure to learn from disastrous lessons of dictatorship

    گملے میں لگایا ہوا پودا کتنا بڑھ سکتا ہے؟ اگرپودےکو بڑھانا مقصود ہو،تو اسے گملے سے نکال کر زمین کے کشادہ سینے میں منتقل کرناہوتا ہے، ورنہ گملے میں لگاہوا پودا ایک حد تک بڑھنے کے بعد نشوونما کی صلاحیت سے محروم ہو جاتا ہے۔ اور اسکے برگ و بار گلنے سڑنے لگتے ہیں۔ پاکستان […]

  • Diaries from Punjab – by Abdul Majeed Abid

    Diary of a typical PTI suporter Woke up early in the morning at 8.30 am. Had pancakes and coffee for breakfast. Drove to the university. Used internet to solve surprise quiz in class. After all, it’s fair to do so, it’s not Corruption. Only Politicians do corruption. Was also helped by a class-mate. Socialism is […]

  • Bilawal says ICAPP is an exceedingly important forum in the 21st century

    NANNING (China) Sept 5 (APP):Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called upon political parties in Asian countries to enforce the highest standards of transparency and accountability in government and institutions to ensure that people remain invested in the political process.Addressing International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) 2011, Bilawal said Asia was expected to […]

  • Is the youth in elite universities in Pakistan radical? – by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa

    Abstract This is a study of the socio-political attitudes amongst youth in elite universities in the three major cities in Pakistan: Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. The primary objective was to see whether better education and access to resources made any difference in the thinking of the youth. This was achieved through a set of three […]

  • How Pakistani political parties evolve (or otherwise) – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Related articles: Student politics in Pakistan: A history, lament and celebration – by Nadeem F. Paracha Special Report on PPP – by Amir Mateen A review of PML-Q and other factions of PML – by Amir Mateen Special report on Jamaat-e-Islami – by Amir Mateen Understanding Nawaz Sharif – by Amir Mateen Metamorphosis Pakistan’s political […]

  • Citizens for democracy; no to undemocratic and unconstitutional change

    LAHORE, Oct 3: Participants at a South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) seminar expressed on Sunday their concerns at an all-sided institutional, financial and societal destabilisation in a terrorism-ridden country, and demanded all state institutions work within their constitutional limits. “We call upon all organs of the state to work in the parameters of the […]

  • My comments to Azizi (Hasb e Hal) @ Dunya TV after Mushrraf’s telethon -by Faheem Aamer

    My dear friends at screen, I appreciate your concern for three so called political parties’ hypocrisy. Yet I would like to draw your attention towards a fact that its not the hypocrisy of one political party or three political parties which is paving the path of Musharraf’s come back. Its the favorable situation for any […]

  • Challenge to be converted into opportunity to build new Pakistan, says Gilani

    * PM says political parties should overcome petty issues, stand together * Government did not divert focus from flood relief despite criticism The continuing floods were devastating to the country, but the government was committed to converting the massive challenge in an opportunity to build a new Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said at […]

  • Natural Disasters and the Terrorist Connection: Government needs to be on the watch!- by Aley

    The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in a colossal loss of life and property and require the government to go an extra mile for the rehabilitation of the victims. Yet a very important aspect which needs attention from media as well as the government is the terrorist connection. This may sound unusual but the […]

  • The Best Revenge – by Erum Haider

    Cross-posted from her blog I just returned from watching “Bhutto” at the National Geographic in Washington DC. It takes me back to that moment, when I was getting my hair blow dried in the TV studios on my way to my friend’s wedding on December 27th, 2007. One eye in the mirror watching my 23 […]

  • Three years of 12th May massacre: Still CJ is sleeping – by Farhad Jarral

    Today is the third anniversary of a black day in the history of Pakistan. As Information Secretary of PSF District Malir, I attended the rally of PPP towards airport from District Malir Karachi to receive Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary. Sajid Jokhio ( Now Minister of Zakat and Usher, Sindh) and Raja Razzak (President District Malir […]

  • Chameleons: Pakistani politicians’ approach towards Taliban – by Farooq Sulehria

    The suicide blast in Peshawar on April 19 that claimed 23 lives was a little different, in the sense that instead of targeting the ANP, as usual, the suicide bomber chose a Jamaat-e-Islami demonstration to detonate himself. The Naib Amir of the Jamaat, Sirajul Haq, was quick to blame the government that had failed to […]

  • Faith in democracy: A review of political parties of Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha

    An apt analysis by NFP of the political parties in Pakistan and their attributes and religious tendencies: Islam holds an important place in the workings of society and thus politics of Pakistan, a fact even some of the most secular political parties of the country cannot ignore. Just what is the religious make-up of Pakistan’s […]

  • 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 Ms. Bhutto, of reconciliation with all political players. It formed a coalition government with its rival […]

  • Is it fair to compare corruption of Pakistani politicians with corruption of Pakistani Generals?

    Ghost of TK writes: I can appreciate the need to tone down the rhetoric re: the military now, but then that rule would give a loophole to those who say, wait for the things to get better before we restore the judiciary. Anyways, I think comparing the corruption in general population with corruption in the […]