We wonder how he does it

Much was achieved in over a month’s time in Pakistan: the khakis’ resolve to stay in the barracks was tested, the ruling government received a heady dosage of sobriety after distasteful exploitation of state machinery and the social media’s favorite Khan won a life-long battle against claustrophobia. Whether we like it or not, Mr. Khan . . . → Read More: We wonder how he does it

Revolutionary blues!

By Chris Cork

With Eid a few days away and there being no sign of the government of Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N abdicating in the foreseeable future, our very own homespun revolution seems to be running out of steam. The supporters of Dr Q have been told that they can go home for the . . . → Read More: Revolutionary blues!

Our national malaise of not looking within

Know a Pakistani’s worst nightmare? A Jew, an Indian and an American walk into a bar…

The Indian sings Vande Matram and calls it the Pakistani Anthem. They chortle.

The American unfurls a completely white flag – green being the representation of Muslims – and labels it Pakistani. They laugh.

The Jew opens a world . . . → Read More: Our national malaise of not looking within

PTCL fire and the domino effect

The unfortunate conflagration at the PTCL’s cyber centre on Egerton Road on Sunday has effectively brought routine life in the provincial capital to a standstill. From the blue-collar employee who had to wire money back home for Eidul Azha to the government employees at the civil secretariat who put off work on matters of extreme . . . → Read More: PTCL fire and the domino effect

Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

(By Andrew Whitehead) Several thousand Kashmiris will be voting in a historic and much awaited referendum, this week.

That vote will determine whether a region with a distinct identity can successfully secede from a much larger nation.

Their ballots will be cast, however, in Glasgow – not in Srinagar or Jammu.

Of the . . . → Read More: Kashmiri lessons from Scottish referendum

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

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

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

Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy

Cross-border violations on both sides of the Line of Control seem to be in full swing as of now, with allegations of cross-border firing and infiltration being the most common complaints. They come at a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up his visit to Kargil, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Modi’s . . . → Read More: Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy

The real face of ISIS

With the recent slaughter of Palestinians taking place on television screens across the world, only the grossly misinformed would believe that Israel’s Palestinian extermination program is actually “self-defense.” Yet for all of Israel’s whining about how it is being targeted by “Islamic extremists” and “terrorists,”(which should be translated to mean Palestinians, Iran, or any other secular or nationalist . . . → Read More: The real face of ISIS