Bilawal – worst thing that could have happened to PPP

This quote in Bilawal’s “apology” on social media is a perfect reflection of his delusions, his confusion as well as an insult to former and current PPP supporters.  Coming from someone whose party has become the B-team for Nawaz Sharif, a Saudi stooge and an “establishment test tube”spawn, Bilawal’s call to not support “parties which . . . → Read More: Bilawal – worst thing that could have happened to PPP

Pakistanis must opt for change

By Haider Mehdi

I have always admired the analysis and commentary of many leading geo political thought leaders and subject matter specialists from within and outside Pakistan, who specialize and voice their views on Pakistan and its current crisis.

Most of them have the masterful ability to analyse and present complex issues with amazing . . . → Read More: Pakistanis must opt for change

Gaza reconstruction pledge

(By Maureen Clare Murphy) A donor conference hosted in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for the reconstruction of war-devastated Gaza has boasted $5.4 billion in pledges from various Western and Arab governments.

Yet Israel is the true beneficiary of this aid money. The self-declared international community has once again footed the reconstruction bill as . . . → Read More: Gaza reconstruction pledge

Lies fed to Pakistanis in school

By Herald Exclusive

Nationalism and patriotism in Pakistan are contested subjects. What makes us Pakistanis and what is it that makes us love our land and nation?

The backdrop of a stage shows portraits of Former President Ayub Khan and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. — Photo by WhiteStar

The answers to these questions vary widely . . . → Read More: Lies fed to Pakistanis in school

Why the west must not impose its broken model on others

“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity . . . → Read More: Why the west must not impose its broken model on others

Time to actually hear what Malala Yousafzai has been saying

Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history, sharing it this year with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist.

Ms. Yousafzai, from Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, was shot in the head by a member of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP or Pakistani Taliban Movement) two years ago this . . . → Read More: Time to actually hear what Malala Yousafzai has been saying

PTI’s fading path

(By Khurram Husain) AT times a revolution, at others a movement, and yet others a political party for radical reforms, the PTI has now comprehensively lost the plot. Even the pledge to not leave the premises until the prime minister resigns is no longer repeated. The talks around examining the four electoral districts where serious . . . → Read More: PTI’s fading path

Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Waking up from its deep slumber, the PPP is trying to resuscitate itself pinning its hopes on the young inheritor of the Bhutto political mantle. Once the country’s most formidable political force, the PPP is now only a relic of its past, isolated from the country’s new political reality.

Will it be possible for a . . . → Read More: Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Democracy cannot be complete without Middle Class leadership

(BY ABDUL QUAYYUM KHAN KUNDI) This week on October 12th, 2014, Evo Morales of Bolivia won an unprecedented third term as President. He belongs to a very poor family and could not get formal education in his formative years. He became an activist in Coca Farmers Union and rose to the top position in the . . . → Read More: Democracy cannot be complete without Middle Class leadership

NA MALOOM AFRAAD (UNKNOWN PEOPLE)

Who are the ‘American Friends of Baluchistan’? This is supposedly the name of a Washington DC based NGO (or at least that is what it calls itself). Whatever it is, it is certainly not what its name implies. All those associated with it or those sponsoring them are no friends of Baluchistan or Pakistan. These . . . → Read More: NA MALOOM AFRAAD (UNKNOWN PEOPLE)