Military wants govt to implement NAP

While progress on nearly half of the 20-point National Action Plan is showing a downward trend, reforms in Fata, the return of Afghan refugees and issues associated with the operation in Karachi were the factors that prompted the last week’s call from military commanders for “matching governance initiatives”, officials say.

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Karachi Operation may suffer after reopening of MQM offices

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to resume its political activities and announced to open its sector and unit offices, ARY News reported on Monday.

MQM Rabita Committee in a statement said that the party’s unit and sector offices will be reopened and asked its members of the parliament to ensure their presence at the . . . → Read More: Karachi Operation may suffer after reopening of MQM offices

Altaf against all odds

A strange spectacle has unfolded. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with its high and mighty political clout seems to be waning at a daunting pace.

13 July, 2015: Shortly after Altaf Hussein’s fiery speech heavily critical of the Army, Rangers and Security forces and the current operation being . . . → Read More: Altaf against all odds

People deserve democracy not the politicians

(BY ARIF NIZAMI) “Democracy is the best revenge” — famous words of shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the builder of the PPP post judicial murder of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The founder of the PPP was ousted by his wily army chief General Zia-ul-Haq exactly 38 years ago on 5 July 1977.

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A leap of faith

Mohammed Umer Daudzai recently penned an article that got featured in the New York Times where he voiced serious concerns over Ashraf Ghani’s foreign policy with regards to Pakistan. A former interior minister of Afghanistan and having previously served as an ambassador to Iran and Pakistan, there is no denying the fact that the . . . → Read More: A leap of faith

Our own people

As a new government settles into its role, a plethora of issues bubble up. Karachi’s operation is being faced head on, but what about the most recent security failure is Peshawar? And what of the IDP’s due to floods in Southern Punjab and Sindh? The earthquake last week alone claimed almost 300 lives in the . . . → Read More: Our own people

Political parties panic as operation in Karachi begins

KARACHI: Police rounded up several suspects, including political activists during a crackdown in different parts of Karachi in the small hours of Thursday.

SSP City Tariq Dharejo said that several suspects were arrested during raids in Kharadar and Meethadar areas. He said that drugs and arms were also seized during the raids.

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Zulfiqar Mirza’s Deadly Punch

The analysis, that springs up in my mind, is based on several well known facts; but two stand out. Mirza and Zardari very close, MQM no more, all the other facts more or less already well known. So? It appears Zardari wants the action action against MQM now to eliminate it as a political challenge . . . → Read More: Zulfiqar Mirza’s Deadly Punch