A request to the Peoples’ Government – by Usama Bhutto: The Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Memorial at the Rawalpindi Central Jail Gallows. The four pillars symbolyse the four Federating Units of Pakistan. Gallows of the old Rawalpindi Central Jail continue to haunt the Military Headquarters, where Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was
A shameful decision: The recently announced decision to suspend Dr. Israr Shah from the PPP CEC is a terrible one. Dr. Israr Shah has given an unimaginable sacrifice for his party and his country and should be honoured as a hero, not
The SMS war against Zardari – by Kaleem Butt: Day in and day out, PPP and President Zardari has to contend with an onslaught of negative propaganda on air waves, in print media and in cyber space. The enemy is media savvy and knows the impact of psychological
Planned hype against President Zardari – by Dr Masooda Bano: The crisis mode created around President Zardari’s speech has an air of planned maneuvering around it. Zardari is not without his weaknesses but the air of tension being created after his speech on the second anniversary of Benazir Bhutto’s
The Sindh Card: Here are two articles, first one by Hasan Mujtaba of BBC Urdu and the second one by Nazir Naji. The articles suggest that contrary to the ‘mainstream’ propaganda, the so called Sindh Card is a tool which has been
The scholar, the sufi, and the fanatic – by Nadeem Paracha: Roughly speaking, the political and social aspects of Islam in Pakistan can be seen as existing in and emerging from three distinct sets and clusters of thought. These clusters represent the three variations of political and social Islam that
Why Zardari?: It is not a secret…………Asif Ali Zardari is always a favourite target for the pro-establishment and pro-Taliban journalists and politicians; he is portrayed as responsible for all of the Government’s alleged failures. This is despite the fact that Prime
Pakistan Democracy Review 2009 – by Humza Ikram: In this article, Humza Ikram offers a comprehensive review of the performance of the PPP government in 2009. JANUARY 2009 OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) In January 2009, BISP was officially launched after its form distribution
Benazir Bhutto – ik kaneez-e-karbala: Benazir Bhutto 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007 بیاد بے نظیر بھٹو (کاوش: عبدل نیشاپوری) اک کنیز کربلا اور اک گروہ اشقیا اک گلوۓ بے خطا اورایک تیر حرملہ روشنی کے چارسو تھی ظلمت فکر ضیا٭ در پۓ
Remembering Benazir Bhutto – by Khalid Hasan: Here are two op-eds by late Khalid Hasan in the memory of Benazir Bhutto; the first one was written on BB’s death in December 2007, the second piece was written on BB’s death anniversary in December 2008.
United we stand for democracy. Reconciliation is the key word.: While the Supreme Court of Pakistan has struck down the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People’s Party has very wisely reasserted their commitment to the process of national reconciliation in the country. The Central
Repeating History? – by Anas Muhammad: Posted By : Jarri Mirza It was surprising to see the media and other segments of society’s enthusiasm over the decision of Supreme Court on the NRO, declaring it null and void. This kind of decision was expected but
16 December 1971 and 2009: two days of infamy: By Omar Khattab On 16 December 1971, the Pakistan army led by the cruelest and most criminal generals of the time surrendered to the Indian army after a war which the former could not sustain even for two weeks.