By Dr. Haider Mehdi
NOTE:Several readers who reviewed my last week’s article (“Fraudulent Intentions – Deceptive Motives,” Opinion Maker March 2nd) have asked a question:How are we going to get rid of “Muk-Muka” democracy in Pakistan? Today’s article is my response to this important query.
If you have played cricket yourself,or . . . →Read More:How are we going to get rid of “Muk-Muka” democracy in Pakistan?
It seems Mr Sehbai is not clear in his own mind about the role he wants the Army to play. He blames Gen Kayani for sitting on the sidelines and letting the country slide into the current mess. Yet he blames 10 years of Army rule which incidentally except for first three years of Musharraf . . . →Read More:Sehbai on Kayani:Can’t Live…with or without you
Indian media can be called many things –free,vibrant,opinionated – but if there is one thing it cannot be called is subtle. The Indian media has had a long history of bias,Pakistan-bashing and a general lack of uniformity on national issues.
When the gang rape story broke in December,there was an . . . →Read More:Propaganda:the (blatant) Indian way
Its ironic that we are reporting the third incident where a printed artcile from Express Tribune website may have been subjected to online censorship [First: PML-N’s – ‘Like’ my Facebook page News Item [DELETED] & Second: Express Tribune deletes another PML-N exposé News Item] an article that seemingly may have gone against PML-N has been deleted from the Express . . . →Read More:Third Tribune Article against PML Deleted “PML-N,ASWJ reach consensus”
The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf has urged Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim to take notice of the planned distribution of 27,500 plots on the state property by the Sindh government allegedly to win loyalties of voters for PPP candidates in the coming elections.
In a letter sent to the CEC and other members of . . . →Read More:CEC urged to take notice of distribution of plots to win voters
Despite an election commission ban,Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has diverted another chunk of Rs1.2 billion – this time out of the flood donation fund – towards constituencies of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) senior leaders in a bid to lure voters just as elections approach.
This latest move is likely to lead . . . →Read More:Despite ECP ban,PM discretionary fund receives Rs.1.2b from flood relief fund
Employees and officers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday protested against the mysterious death of Kamran Faisal,the officer investigating the Rental Power Projects (RPP) corruption case,as NAB Chairman Admiral (r) Fasih Bukhari said proceedings in the RPP case would remain pending until the conclusion of the enquiry into Faisal’s death.
. . . →Read More:RPP case pending until investigation into Faisal’s death finalized
A parliamentary sub-committee ordered on Wednesday arrest of the managing directors of two leading energy companies — Pakistan State Oil and Pak Arab Refinery Limited — for not appearing before it to testify over a large quantity of diesel and furnace oil from a pipeline jointly owned by them.
“We express serious concern and direct . . . →Read More:MD PARCO,PSO to be arrested for not appearing in front of parliamentary sub-committee