The role of the energy crisis

PAKISTAN’S energy crisis may upstage terrorism as a major security threat faced by the country. Long duration of load-shedding in the blistering heat has triggered a spate of protests in KP, Sindh and Punjab, resulting in damage to government property and infrastructure.

While these protests have yet to gain sufficient momentum to become an organised . . . → Read More: The role of the energy crisis

Our National Sport

If Pakistanis want to excel in their national sport it should be formally changed from hockey to blame-game. As the death toll in Karachi crosses over 1000, there are not enough beds in the hospitals and no space left in morgues and graveyards. To state the obvious, there is a lack of emergency . . . → Read More: Our National Sport

The core issues in Karachi

No matter how anyone tries to describe Karachi, from the ethnic areas to the communities, and to the landmarks that spot the landscape, the economic hub of Pakistan is a city without peace. For many, Karachi is mini-Pakistan, where everyone can earn higher wages than they can earn in their villages and other urban . . . → Read More: The core issues in Karachi

PPP banking on Bilawal

A monumental task

Leaving aside the debate whether it is democratic to have leaders at the helm of political parties that are placed there because of the surname they carry, Bilawal is reportedly back within the party fold. Where does Bilawal go from here?

It is well known that there exists an in-party divide. . . . → Read More: PPP banking on Bilawal

Former jail superintendent Aijaz Haider shot in Karachi

Former jail superintendent of Hyderabad police Aijaz Haider was killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on his car near Karachi’s Pehlwan Goth area.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police East, unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle near Pehlwan Goth jurisdiction of PS Shahrah-i-Faisal. Subsequently, he was killed whereas his wife sustained injuries in the . . . → Read More: Former jail superintendent Aijaz Haider shot in Karachi

Karachi Bus Massacre

Six men armed with 9mm pistols dressed in police or security guard uniforms riding three motorcycles stopped a bus loaded with men and women of the Ismaili community in broad daylight on a busy Karachi street. They boarded the bus and killed 43 at close range and in cold blood. The Chief Minister . . . → Read More: Karachi Bus Massacre

Three killed and 7 injured as speeding bus runs over them in Karachi

Three people were killed and seven others injured when a speeding bus ran them over on Tuesday in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area.

Enraged by the incident, protesters set the bus on fire. The police had to resort to aerial firing to disperse the angry protesters.

As per initial reports, the brakes of the bus had failed . . . → Read More: Three killed and 7 injured as speeding bus runs over them in Karachi

Dealing with MQM in UK

As the recent arrest of Mohammed Anwar in relation to money laundering shows, there is little sign of the pressure on the MQM letting up. And money laundering is just one of the issues the party has to worry about. The Pakistani authorities are more interested in the question of whether Altaf Hussain is using . . . → Read More: Dealing with MQM in UK

Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

A senior lawyer from the minority Shia sect who was also a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen intercepted Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari’s vehicle in Korangi as he left his residence for work. The assailants shot . . . → Read More: Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi

At least five most wanted suspects of gang war including Sheraz Comrade were killed in Rangers encounter in Malir Nadi Karachi on Sunday.

According to Rangers Spokesperson, the suspects identified as Akbar Maleeri, Sheraz Comrade, Khalid Lashari, Gulab Hassan aka Peeru and Yousuf Pathan were involved in terrorism, murder and other heinous crimes whereas huge . . . → Read More: Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi