Nawaz Sharif underestimated people power

As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan’s parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    But Sharif only listened in silence as legislator after legislator denounced the protesters seeking his government’s resignation. He then stood up, and left through . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif underestimated people power

Azadi comes at a cost!

There is a famous saying that everything comes with a price; the recent political crisis has already cost Pakistan more than could be bargained for.  Expanded over almost 10 days, the deadlock between two major political forces PTI and PML (N) still continues without any foreseeable resolution.  Where PTI is adamant on their demands, PML (N) . . . → Read More: Azadi comes at a cost!

Official penalized for being honest

The anti-corruption official, who had exposed the alleged corruption in the utilisation of Rs50 million allocated as a special health fund for the drought-hit Tharparkar, has been removed from his charge.

Khuda Baksh Laghari, the circle officer for Tharparkar, received his transfer orders two days ago. He has . . . → Read More: Official penalized for being honest

Islamabad Airport sinking in corruption

A patch of quicksand would rarely be thought of as ideal terrain to place important infrastructure on, but new information suggests that Pakistan’s aerospace managers would strongly disagree.

A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) inquiry report on an airport debacle – the findings of which are available . . . → Read More: Islamabad Airport sinking in corruption

Moeed Pirzada believes IK’s Civil Disobedience can cause problems for the PML-N Govt

After Imran Khan Chairman PTI Announced Civil Disobedience to his Party Followers. People are talking about Civil Disobedience. Moeed Pirzada Explained Civil Disobedience announced by Imran Khan PTI. Watch and Share this Video of Civil Disobedience.

PTI rejected on alleged rigging by the ECP

The provincial election commissioners of Punjab and Sindh rebuffed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s claims that they were among the architects of a poll rigging plan that ensured Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) victory in the May 2013 polls.

Addressing a joint press conference along with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) . . . → Read More: PTI rejected on alleged rigging by the ECP

Things we can’t deny about electoral rigging

The PTI and the PML-N are unable to resolve their political differences. Therefore on August 14, Islamabad is bracing for a clash, which will test Pakistan’s democracy. Imran Khan, who will lead the Azadi march from Lahore to Islamabad, calls it a “decisive battle”. The tempo for the long march has been built on . . . → Read More: Things we can’t deny about electoral rigging

A (political) failure in making

By Dr. Haider Mehdi

A dear friend of mine who is closely related to a family of the highest echelons of political and economic power in the Punjab told me a couple of weeks ago that the present Punjab Chief Minister personally came to see the “elder” in his family and told him . . . → Read More: A (political) failure in making

Greed behind the private schools

As I read a story to my year 1 pupils, I felt a whack on my arm. I knew immediately that it was Sara, a girl in my class with autism. But I couldn’t say that because if I did she might leave, and the private school l worked for was worried about losing out . . . → Read More: Greed behind the private schools

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?