Could we be seeing new elections within six months?

By Ikram Sehgal

 

Imran Khan wowed even the most cynical by holding a series of very successful massive public meetings in Karachi, Lahore and Mianwali. However, tragedy struck as the crowd was dispersing after the huge rally in Multan once Imran had left the Ibne Qasim Bagh Stadium.  While the civil administration must be . . . → Read More: Could we be seeing new elections within six months?

Indian Kashmir will be ours – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chief of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), on Monday said that the vexed issue of Kashmir was the root cause of hostility between India and Pakistan.

“Much of the ensuing hostility in the subcontinent is due to the festering dispute of Kashmir,” he said.

Bilawal, the scion of highly influential Bhutto family, . . . → Read More: Indian Kashmir will be ours – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

The decline of Karachi

Clustered diversity

Karachi confuses people – sometimes even those who live in it.

The capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, it is the country’s largest city – a colossal, ever-expanding metropolis with a population of about 20 million (and growing).

It is also the country’s most ethnically diverse city. But over the last three decades . . . → Read More: The decline of Karachi

Khan: Aiming for Revolutions or Headlines?

Political parties have expressed mixed reaction over Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s show on Sunday wherein the PTI managed to attract huge crowd to protest alleged rigging in the May 11, 2013 general election.

A few politicians appreciated Imran for fighting against the rigging and have urged him to take his fight to its logical end.

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This is the era of democratization

When the whole nation was geared up to brace military action against the Taliban, to the surprise of many, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the National Assembly announced that his government would give peace yet another chanceby holding talks with the notorious insurgents.

If the decision of forming a four-member team to negotiate with the Taliban . . . → Read More: This is the era of democratization

PPP choosing the right slogans

By Hina Khwaja Bayat

Poor democracy! What a joke it has become. Watching the turn of events today, I am stupefied by the response, words and actions of some of our esteemed journalists, analysts and politicians. How long will they keep flogging this dead horse called democracy?

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Bakhtawar Bhutto graduates in a luxurious manner

By Murtaza Ali Shah

Scottish Police threw a security blanket around the University of Edinburgh as Bkhtawar Bhutto-Zardari graduated in a ceremony of formality, pomp and show.

Watched proudly by her father, President Asif Ali Zardari, her aunt Sanam Bhutto and siblings Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asifa Bhutto, Bakhtawar was declared a graduate of . . . → Read More: Bakhtawar Bhutto graduates in a luxurious manner

List of Pakistan’s Prime ministers so far

Pakistan’s National Assembly meets to vote for the 17th prime minister after Yousaf Raza Gilani was declared ineligible to hold office by the Supreme Court. Below is a list of previous prime ministers of Pakistan with the dates of their tenure and the political party they belonged to.

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New NAB Chief Says No Letter To Swiss Authorities Against Zardari

As the Supreme Court has fixed the NRO review petition for Monday next, the NAB under its new chairman has reached the conclusion that writing to the Swiss authorities for re-opening of corruption cases as was directed by the apex court is no more required because the ground realities have changed.

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The OBL episode: An open letter to Jon Stewart

Dear Jon Stewart,

I used to think of you as one of the good guys. It always seemed that you were a one-man rallying cry for peace and understanding in the US media. You had taken it upon yourself to stand up to the right-wing bigots in your midst when it came to the New . . . → Read More: The OBL episode: An open letter to Jon Stewart