PPP Archive

Veteran Gravedigger: Saif-ur-Rehman: By Abbas Ather
The NFC Award – Aik Lohar Ki: Here are a few op-eds on the historical NFC Award, a landmark achievement of the democratic government in Pakistan. The op-eds are by: Dr Ashfaque Khan, Nazir Naji and Saleem Safi.
National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA): A wise step by the people’s government: Pakistan creates Counter Terrorism Authority Sat, 12 Dec 2009 The move comes days after series of terror attacks in all major Pakistani cities that had left hundreds of people dead. The Pakistani government has established an agency called National
Speculative stories and the PPP – by Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: The increased role of the intelligence agencies, especially the ISI and the MI, in the political domain from the mid-1980s onwards caused distortions in politics and made it easy to float speculative reports about civilian political leaders An interesting
Anti-Asif Zardari malice exposed – by Fasihur Rehman: Saturday, December 12, 2009 Is democracy all about a plethora of documents whose authenticity remains doubtful for more than 13 years now, on many counts and in the backdrop of the PML-N Quaid’s own statement that the accountability process
Enemies of Quaid-e-Azam, saviours of Pakistan? – by Asadullah Ghalib: Asadullah Ghalib offers an historical perspective on those elements in Pakistani establishment, politics and media (e.g. Munawar Hassan, Hameed Gul, Ansar Abbasi) who have been, at various points in history, consistently conspiring against the state and the nation of
PM’s correct approach to address Balochistan issue: AFTER exhaustive discussions and interaction, which has been termed by some circles as unnecessary delay, the Government appears to be on the right track on the issue of Balochistan. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani personally prioritised the issue
Welcome back, Aitzaz Ahsan: We welcome Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s decision to restore Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan’s membership in the Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan People’s Party. Here is an op-ed on this topic by Syed Anwar Qidwai:
Dr Mubashir Hasan: Establishment’s latest pawn in the ‘war on democracy’: Credits for ‘Two Devils’ painting: Peter Bardazzi 2009 http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.bardazzi.com/ Related articles: The LUBP Archive on Aitzaz Ahsan Syed Iqbal Haider, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan’s Pseudo-liberals Birds of a feather flock together. This phrase comes to mind when one finds the
PPP central leadership committee formed for membership drive: ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari formed committee comprising the central leadership of PPP for party’s membership campaign to be launched countrywide, Geo news reported Saturday. According to statement issued from PPP media office, the committee was
The most heinous crime of Asif Zardari – by Abbas Ather: Zardari’s tri-color coat and the nuclear button In the following op-ed, Abbas Ather explains that is is neither corruption (the NRO) nor Article 58-2(b), the most heinous crime of Asif Zardari is the fact that he heads Pakistan People’s
Sindhi Topi Day: People’s response to hate speech by Geo TV: In response to ethnic hate speech against Sindhi culture by the anti-democracy mafia of Geo TV (Shaheen Sehbai, Shahid Masood, Saaleh Zafir, Tariq Butt, Ansar Abbasi), people of Sindh have decided to observe the “Sindhi Topi Day” to pay
Some critical suggestions for President Zardari: Hasan Nisar offers some (free of charge) suggestions to President Zardari in the following op-ed:
Happy birthday, PPP!: Editorial: PPP: 42 and counting Pakistan People’s Party, the largest political party of the country with a sustained and significant support base in all parts of the country, has turned 42 and the journey continues. People’s Party is undeniably
Amending the constitution – By Dr Sania Nishtar: The special committee on constitutional reform, set up to frame recommendations with regard to the construct of the 18th Amendment, is likely to come up with its recommendations soon. The committee’s
We are in government because we have got people’s mandate – President Zardari: KARACHI: Following weeks of sharp criticism, President Asif Ali Zardari assured PPP supporters that his government would complete its five year term in a televised address, DawnNews reported. In an address to PPP supporters in Karachi via video link
Hamid Akhtar’s analysis of the anti-Zardari campaign by the establishment: Senior columnist Hamid Akhtar offers an analysis of the anti-Zardari campaign (on various pretexts, e.g. anti-Kerry Lugar bill, anti-NRO etc) and links it the democratic government’s sincere and committed operation against the Taliban terrorists. Here is an analysis by
Why not a civilian head of ISI? An insight into the power struggle between democracy and establishment in Pakistan: Here are two columns, one by Kamran Shafi and the other by Nazir Naji, highlighting the nature of the current power struggle between the democratic government and the civil and military establishment in Pakistan. Democracy? Nahaq hum majbooron per
PPP fully prepared to face all challenges: President Zardari: “Without naming anyone, the president said that some people write our obituaries almost daily, but the more they write … the more they are disappointed and frustrated. I salute the party, its workers and the people. We have stood
Zardari at a crossroads – An analysis by Mahmood Sham: Perhaps, the members of the central executive committee of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) do not realise that this meeting is taking place at an extremely decisive juncture of
A new dawn for Gilgit Baltistan: Elections in the fifth province of Pakistan: Gilani declares Gilgit, Skardu ‘major cities’By Our Correspondent (Dawn)Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2009 SKARDU: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday promised free, fair and transparent elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and a level playing field for all political
The future of Pakistan People’s Party: The last chance saloon By Irfan Husain Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) LEGEND has it that at the edge of many towns in the old American West stood a last chance saloon where cowboys could get a final drink
The third democratic transition in Pakistan – An analysis by Rasul Bakhsh Rais: The third democratic transition The political parties and their leaders bear greater responsibility for sustaining the growth of democracy in Pakistan. This will require them to perform better in governance, honour their part of the social contract with the
Zardari phobia, ‘the minus one’ formula and a lesson from history: Nazir Naji
An assessment of President Asif Zardari – by Abbas Mehkari:
Thar coal energy project: Thank you, President Zardari: Munno Bhai analyses a good news from Sindh:
BB was no security risk: Beg: What an irony! Those who are the biggest threat to the national security of Pakistan (i.e. corrupt Generals of Pakistan Army) are issuing certificates about who was secruity risk and who was not. BB was no security risk: Beg
Cabinet to approve NAs reforms tomorrow: By: Humza Ikram I would like appreciate the gesture of Federal Government to finally approve this very important legislation and thank God, the Miniser for Kashmir and Northern Area is no more viceroy of Gilgit and Baltistan. Cabinet to
Editorial: Revisiting Mehrangate: hating the PPP: The national media is revisiting Mehrangate, involving bribes paid by the ISI under the then army chief, General Aslam Beg, in 1990 for the creation of the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) to foreclose the possibility of the PPP again
Musharraf’s trial and Gilani’s first "khoba": A critical analysis: Musharraf on trial By Anwar Syed Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 (Dawn) STRIDENT calls for Gen Pervez Musharraf’s trial under Article 6 of the constitution have of late been coming from various individuals and groups. But he is not without
‘Zulfikarabad’: A great gift to the nation by the PPP government: Goldmine on a million acres : Zardari for setting up ‘Zulfikarabad’ By Razzak Abro KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the Sindh government to identify a million acres of land near the coast in Thatta district for the
14 August 2009: Pakistan celebrates its indepdence day: The PPP Government’s Gift to the Nation: Far-reaching Fata reforms unveiled By Syed Irfan Raza Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 After amendments to the law, the powers of arbitrary arrest and detention without the right to bail have been curtailed.
PPP and PML-N are united to safeguard democracy in Pakistan:Ataul Haq Qasmi:
President Zardari: By accident or design? – by Cyril Almeida: MUCH has been said about the Zardari presidency thus far and almost all of it is negative. From anyone other than his acolytes a familiar litany of complaints pours out: he’s too weak; he’s never here; he’s autocratic; he
Two slaps: Operation against the Taliban: Here is the first slap on the PPP and ANP’s face by Talat Hussain
Should we hold Rehman Malik responsible for all suicide and other terrorists’ attacks ?:
Architect of infamous “Operation Midnight Jackal” Major Amir joins PPP ???: Return of the ‘Midnight Jackal’?By Shahzad RazaWednesday, 08 Apr, 2009 ISLAMABAD, April 7: Major Amir, who allegedly conspired and collaborated with others to topple the first Benazir Bhutto government, is said to have developed close relations with the Pakistan
Living with Bhutto’s ghost – by Irfan Husain: Saturday, 04 Apr, 2009 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his family pose for a photograph – AP/File photo. EXACTLY 30 years ago today, I was driving back with friends from a weeklong fishing trip in Azad Kashmir.We did not have
Bhutto Shaheed’s legacy – by Sherry Rehman: Friday, April 03, 2009 Every year, as April 4 approaches, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s spirit and memory loom large on the hearts and minds of the Pakistani nation. His 30th death anniversary is a time to recall his contribution,
Bhutto no more, Zia lives on – by Harris Khalique: Friday, April 03, 2009 Thirty years ago, on April 4, 1979, I was pale and weak after recovering from severe jaundice and the final exams for class seventh. We were home with my younger brother and a couple of