Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Ayaz Amir

Islamabad diary

Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Slipping down slippery tongue slips

Pakistan might lack a million sensible things but the one thing it has never run out of is political drama. As a nation we sure love our dramas – whether they be Turkish or home-grown, the murkier the better.

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Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”

By Muhammad Yasir

18 directors, 40-45 general managers, 200 managers and their deputies are running an airline operating international and domestic flights with merely 15-17 aircraft

In light of one year extension to government by International Monetary Fund (IMF) for privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a last-ditch effort to revive national flag carrier was . . . → Read More: Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”

Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade

Shumaila* once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.

Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the Gulf state, particularly its booming construction sector.

But campaigners and officials say hundreds . . . → Read More: Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade

Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world’s most prestigious medical centres $190 million US in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.

Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after a co-worker . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

Why PML-N can’t get things right

It is very traumatic to lose trust in something you have believed in for a long time; to admit to one’s self that everything is in fact, not right. But for the past few weeks, this is exactly what I’ve had to go through.

And, all that mental agony has led to this article.

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The Gullu Butt video that tv channels did not show

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Post by Saqib Chaudhary.

Why some political parties did not support PPB

Even as the Protection of Pakistan Bill has sailed through both houses of parliament, it does not enjoy support across the political spectrum, as some remain apprehensive of the potential misuse of the law.

While appreciating the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) effort to develop consensus on the bill, the . . . → Read More: Why some political parties did not support PPB

Can a long march pose a threat to democracy?

By giving a call for a ‘million march’ to Islamabad on August 14, leading opposition leader Imran Khan is perhaps optimistic that the present army chief General Raheel Sharif will do the same for him what the former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani did for Nawaz Sharif, though neither he nor the general had . . . → Read More: Can a long march pose a threat to democracy?

How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq

Just weeks before Blackwater  guards fatally shot 17civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do . . . → Read More: How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq