(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?
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!
(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
Soon after India got freedom, we made a new beginning. We chose democracy as the way forward. New institutions were created and nurtured — Parliament, the Election Commission, the Supreme Court, the Planning Commission and others. The country has indeed made phenomenal progress. It has become a major military, industrial and economic power, . . . → Read More: How India is not aging that nicely
(By Farhan Bokhari) Even if the Khan-Qadri duo are eventually pushed back, Nawaz Sharif’s image has suffered irreparable damage, the result of him having picked unnecessary fights with both the influential army and his political opponents In sharp contrast to the triumphant arrival of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad just over a year ago to . . . → Read More: The damage has been done, Sharifs have been exposed
By Sarah Eleazar
Imprisoned for refusing to pay poll tax for the Mexican-American War, Henry David Thoreau, in his essay Resistance to Civil Government says: All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to and to resist the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.
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Every war is accompanied by a kind of mental mobilization: war fever. Even smart people are not immune to controlled bouts of this fever. “This war in all its atrociousness is still a great and wonderful thing. It is an experience worth having“ rejoiced Max Weber in 1914 when the lights went out . . . → Read More: West must reconsider their priorities
Talk is cheap, whether of ‘revolution’, ‘change’ or just ‘good governance’.
In a country like ours, the loudest chatter is often just a play on buzzwords by the few failing to deliver on their duties. A year on from the elections, the nation is in a state of war; under a government that . . . → Read More: A ship without a rudder
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India did a hell of a job promoting their national sports hero in “Bhaag Milkha bhaag” but lots of information in the movie was untrue or changed / omitted on purpose. It is high time that a private or ISPR (As they are the only true patriotic organization) backed media production . . . → Read More: Who will honour Abdul Khaliq of Pakistan
Truckloads of grapes, apricots, plums and peaches have gone to waste due to roadblocks in Punjab, dealers in Chaman told Daily Express.
Hundreds of trucks loaded with fresh fruits leave daily for various cities of Punjab from Chaman district of Balochistan. Situated on Pak-Afghan border, Chaman is . . . → Read More: Government’s road blocks cost fruit traders millions