By DR NIAZ MURTAZA
BY winning the recent Punjab LG polls, the Sharifs have re-demonstrated their political hold in the province and by extension in Pakistan. Counting tenures as chief executives federally or provincially, the Sharifs have ruled Pakistan longer than any dictator or political family (party-wise, the PPP is still . . . → Read More: Sharifs lack the political vision
Of late a Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar is proving to be quite the jack in the box; popping up right on time with an eager-to-influence-the-narrative blog post when PAK-US relations experience an upward trend.
His recent blog post for the Huffington Post can only be described as pure . . . → Read More: Malik Siraj Akbar – Terrorist Poodle
Barely had the row over his remarks on Paris attacks faded that senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar once again courted controversy on Tuesday by asking for the removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the Kashmir dispute.
“Hamein le aaiye, inhein hataiye (Bring in the Congress, remove him),” Aiyar reportedly told a Pakistani . . . → Read More: Modi stands between Pakistan – India peace: Mani Shankar
(By Laura Gottesdiener) Here’s a little thought experiment: imagine that we’re in Kansas (without Toto) and a bridal party in three rented limos is heading down a highway toward a church where a wedding is about to take place. Suddenly, a small out-of-control plane plummets into those limos killing the bride, the mother of the . . . → Read More: Those we kill and forget
The local elections – or their first phase in Punjab and Sindh – have confirmed the domination, in their respective spheres, of the two ruling parties. The PPP has triumphed in the districts of interior Sindh, the PML-N and independents in the powerhouse of Punjab. What are independents? They’ll gravitate to where power is. So . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s escape from mediocrity
Political parties are integral to democracy. It is not possible to think of any type of democratic political order without the existence of an open and competitive party system. However, political parties are not always helpful to democracy if they fail to imbibe a democratic culture and do not perform their role within a democratic . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s political parties: crumbling and weakening