Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?
By Ayaz Amir
This government – more a family limited company with each passing day – now looks like a patient in a hospital ward, paralysed from the waist downwards. The few doctors around are wearing gloomy and mournful expressions.
The last time Nawaz Sharif was prime minister it took him two and a half . . . → Read More: As the government plays ostrich and dresses windows
By conducting political rallies at the heart of the federal capital and literally a stone’s throw away from the Constitution Avenue – now a “Red Zone” because of the existential security threats faced by the state – the conductors of such events do no service to their cause and do little to sway the government; or . . . → Read More: Politics on the streets
By Sarwar Bari
On May 11 last year, Pakistanis exercised their ‘right’ to vote. A year after, it still remains a mystery as to who they voted for and who was declared winner. Like some previous elections, this may remain an unsolved puzzle. Yet, there is no harm in raising some . . . → Read More: Elections and violations a year down the road
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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By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG
As expected the Taliban have shown their true colors and intentions. By refusing to free Shahbaz Taseer and Gilani they have tacitly admitted that they kidnap Pakistan citizens or have them kidnapped through their proxies. This implies that they are fully involved in the extortion and armed . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”
Today in History: 25th March 1992 World Cup Final Memories – What went through Ramiz Raja’s mind when he took the final catch off Imran Khan’s bowling.
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PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.
The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label