PML-N’s Paranoia

Recent statements by PML-N leaders show their complete lack of self-confidence regarding how they have governed Pakistan in a little over six months. Despite acquiring the mandate to govern the federation and the country’s largest province, statements by the Interior Minister regarding the Opposition’s so-called plans for precipitating “mid-term” elections – . . . → Read More: PML-N’s Paranoia

Spearhead Analysis – MQM: Between perils and promises

Altaf Hussein remains the most controversial figure in the Pakistani political saga. Recent events have re-enforced the absurdity with which Altaf Bhai orchestrates Karachi’s realpolitik.  Hussein is convicted for numerous murder extortions, organized crime and terrorist offences. He is also the key suspect in over a hundred murder cases including one of his own comrades . . . → Read More: Spearhead Analysis – MQM: Between perils and promises

Waiting to be rescued?

Tahirul Qadri’s Long March has ended and it is not immediately clear whether it was with a fizzle or a bang. Last week saw days of high drama as Qadri and his supporters camped outside parliament and the Supreme Court ordered the prime minister’s arrest.

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Target killings and murders must be differentiated

KARACHI: Target killing and enmity claimed four lives in Karachi on Wednesday,Express News reported.

Unknown men opened fire in Machar Colony and killed 17-year-old Yousuf, while a body, bearing torture marks, was recovered from Lea Market area. The body has not been identified yet, but the deceased is said to have been abducted before he was murdered.

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Rowling proves her talent with the Casual Vacancy

By Jamaluddin

JK Rowling has done it again. Her new novel The Casual Vacancy is a magnificently written piece of literature and one, which will be hotly debated in the coming months. Its language is salacious, its prose is incisive and its delivery is forceful. By writing The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling has made it clear that her range is . . . → Read More: Rowling proves her talent with the Casual Vacancy

Different laws applied to civilians, ex-military personnel in NLC scam

For the same crime – that of causing a loss of Rs1.84 billion to the exchequer – two different laws will be applied to the accused, depending on whether they are civilians or retired military personnel.

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Rimsha Masih in prison for her own safety

Pakistani police blocked a bail request for the minor who reportedly suffers from Down’s syndrome, claiming her release would endanger her life and that of her family. The girl is accused of blasphemy for allegedly burning a Koran.

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4 women killed in Kohistan for violating tribal customs

Four women of the Azad Khel tribe allegedly paid the ultimate price after being ‘condemned’ to death by a jirga for defying strict tribal customs. Their crime: singing and dancing with men at a wedding ceremony.

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You cannot separate the just from the unjust

ISLAMABAD - In a separate note with the detailed judgment on the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Justice Asif Seed Khan Khosa wrote that the respondent’s (PM) conduct in the contempt case regrettably appears to be symptomatic of a bigger malady which, if allowed to remain unchecked or uncured, may overwhelm or . . . → Read More: You cannot separate the just from the unjust

The Reality of india

Contrary to false news reports about a “rising India”, its “booming economy” and it being among the “next engines of economic growth”, India is going nowhere. It’s a Third World festering pustule, bursting at the seams with 1.2 billion uncultured barbarians, ruled by an “elite” bunch of savages that is perhaps the world’s most corrupt, . . . → Read More: The Reality of india