The future of public education in KPK

The recent reports regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s agreement on the revisions proposed by Jamat-i-Islami in the curriculum for public schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, have not been well received in some quarters of Pakistan. The changes for the new academic session commencing April 1, 2015 include removal of ‘objectionable’ content such as pictures of unveiled school girls and . . . → Read More: The future of public education in KPK

Pakistanis must opt for change

By Haider Mehdi

I have always admired the analysis and commentary of many leading geo political thought leaders and subject matter specialists from within and outside Pakistan, who specialize and voice their views on Pakistan and its current crisis.

Most of them have the masterful ability to analyse and present complex issues with amazing . . . → Read More: Pakistanis must opt for change

Woman blames KPK government for child’s misshaped appendix operation

The mother of five-year-old Kashan Ahmad is a protester and seeks justice from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan against those doctors of a government hospital in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who according to her did something wrong during an appendix operation and made her child abnormal.

She came with her husband and two children from Mianwali in . . . → Read More: Woman blames KPK government for child’s misshaped appendix operation

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?

Time for change?

Sounds a bit dramatic, the title, doesn’t it? But I get the feeling that hesitantly, without most of us fully realising it, a new history is being written. A country knowing nothing but frustration for long gives the impression of finally turning in its sleep.

For many this is a heady feeling. You can see . . . → Read More: Time for change?

Only new and fair elections can save Pakistan

(BY HUMAYUN GAUHAR) Article 218(3) of the Constitution of the (not so) ‘Islamic’ Republic of Pakistan states: “It shall be the duty of the Election Commission to organise and conduct the election and to make such arrangements as are necessary to ensure that the election is conducted honestly, justly, fairly and in accordance with law, . . . → Read More: Only new and fair elections can save Pakistan

Is PML-N government failing

THERE are as many ways to skin a goat as there are to remove a political leader.

Fifty years ago, in October 1964, Premier Nikita Khrushchev, then on holiday in a seaside resort in Georgia, was summoned back to Moscow by his colleagues in the Soviet presidium. His once fawning subordinates charge-sheeted him, . . . → Read More: Is PML-N government failing



One perhaps unintended spin-off of the dharnas episode has been the interest in the use of containers. There was the repulsive use of containers as obstacles to movement and as barricades against onslaughts by crazed mobs. This may catch on with government agencies and political parties but holds no attraction for the public at . . . → Read More: CONTAINER LIVING

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

The Severely Retarded

By Aik Awaz – One Voice

A columnist known for her humor coined the epithet ‘Im the Dim’ for the Kaptaan’ who is currently swaying the masses with his oratory and regaling them with personal anecdotes and revelations about those in the government or those opposing him and his revolutionary ideas for a ‘new Pakistan’. . . . → Read More: The Severely Retarded