While PTI fights for Pakistan, hypocrisy rules the rest

By Ayaz Amir

Boys and girls dance in the PTI rallies in Constitution Avenue, fume the clerics of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam led by Pakistan’s leading political acrobat, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, with his uncanny ability to be part of every power setup no matter what its colour or stripes. What should the boys and girls do . . . → Read More: While PTI fights for Pakistan, hypocrisy rules the rest

Is “democracy” really in danger?

(By Talat Masood) The country is once again in the grip of grave political crises which, if remain unresolved, could have serious consequences for its integrity and stability. Clearly, Imran Khan is playing high stakes poker, giving the message of ‘now or never’. His allegation that the entire election of 2013 was a fraud . . . → Read More: Is “democracy” really in danger?

Resign but don’t resign: PTI’s bizarre demands

WHEN is a resignation not quite a resignation? It seems when it is demanded by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Determined to secure seemingly even a ‘non-resignation resignation’ to fulfil its original demand that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down, the PTI has mooted a most peculiar set of ideas: the prime minister should, according to the . . . → Read More: Resign but don’t resign: PTI’s bizarre demands

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!

To critics of Khan

On August 14, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) marched towards the parliament, under the leadership of Imran Khan, to protest against the alleged rigging by PML-N in the 2013 general elections.The long march is coined as “Azaadi March” (A March for independence).

While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are . . . → Read More: To critics of Khan

Learning from Modi

(By Talat Masood) Narendra Modi’s Independence Day extempore, but well thought out speech did not receive the attention it deserved in Pakistan. We are so deeply mired in our own problems that we have no time to observe important developments in the neighbourhood. The speech was inspiring and meant to motivate the 1.3 billion . . . → Read More: Learning from Modi

Parties juggle a deadlock and table-talks with the government

The standoff and tension between the government and protesting parties seemed subsiding with both PTI and PAT agreeing to hold negotiations with the PML-N regime.

However, if the information coming out of both camps is taken on the face value, preliminary talks Wednesday opened and concluded on a deadlock as both PTI and PAT demanded . . . → Read More: Parties juggle a deadlock and table-talks with the government

American photojournalist James Wright executed by ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn’t stop airstrikes in Iraq.

A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news . . . → Read More: American photojournalist James Wright executed by ISIS

The Qadrisims of a Qadri-ocracy; A glance at Qadri’s version of democracy

In light of the recent events unfolding in the what-seems-like halted capital, the Sufi-Brailvi cleric namely Tahir Ul Qadri, has posed his ten pointers to the ruling parties. This revelation of his comes at a point where his co-revolutionary Imran Khan still gives no stance on his guided policies to be. Although Qadri has gathered . . . → Read More: The Qadrisims of a Qadri-ocracy; A glance at Qadri’s version of democracy

Imran Khan’s Masterclass Against Nawaz Sharif That The Entire Nation Failed To Understand

As soon as Imran Khan announced his Civil Disobedience movement the entire opposition and twitterati erupted into a tirade of jokes asking questions such as, how would PTI supporters not pay GST on milk, bread and other groceries. Or that if they wont pay the utility bills the utility services would be disconnected and so . . . → Read More: Imran Khan’s Masterclass Against Nawaz Sharif That The Entire Nation Failed To Understand