To understand the nuances, complexities and frivolities of the prevailing crisis in Pakistan, one must have a handle on the increasingly sophisticated lexicon that best describes the situation and the characters who shape it. Pakistan’s Twitterati, while small in number, are a loud and boisterous lot, and without understanding their language, Pakistan’s already infuriating politics . . . → Read More: What happens when you have “Coke” with Nihari?
There is a famous saying that everything comes with a price; the recent political crisis has already cost Pakistan more than could be bargained for. Expanded over almost 10 days, the deadlock between two major political forces PTI and PML (N) still continues without any foreseeable resolution. Where PTI is adamant on their demands, PML (N) . . . → Read More: Azadi comes at a cost!
On August 14, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) marched towards the parliament, under the leadership of Imran Khan, to protest against the alleged rigging by PML-N in the 2013 general elections.The long march is coined as “Azaadi March” (A March for independence).
While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are . . . → Read More: To critics of Khan
As soon as Imran Khan announced his Civil Disobedience movement the entire opposition and twitterati erupted into a tirade of jokes asking questions such as, how would PTI supporters not pay GST on milk, bread and other groceries. Or that if they wont pay the utility bills the utility services would be disconnected and so . . . → Read More: Imran Khan’s Masterclass Against Nawaz Sharif That The Entire Nation Failed To Understand
(By Mehreen Zahra-Malik) Pakistan’s civilian government failed on Tuesday to persuade opposition leader Imran Khan to ditch plans to march on the capital in protest against alleged ballot rigging in last year’s general election.
Khan, a cricketer-turned-reformist politician who wants the government to resign and new elections to be held, plans to lead the mass . . . → Read More: Protest March to continue despite government offers
By Dr. Haider Mehdi
A dear friend of mine who is closely related to a family of the highest echelons of political and economic power in the Punjab told me a couple of weeks ago that the present Punjab Chief Minister personally came to see the “elder” in his family and told him . . . → Read More: A (political) failure in making
A bewildered Sassi ran directionless in the desert. The sand burned through the skin of her feet, creating huge blisters that hurt with every step she took. But not even the heat of the desert could match the fire in her heart, which longed for her beloved. “Punnhun, Punnhun,” she yelled but only the roar . . . → Read More: Pakistan has a Hindu past… get over it
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 Minahil K.
The circular debt is back again, and with a bang this time. It is rumored to have accumulated to more than twice the amount that the government retired after coming to power making it obvious that the government, after five years in the province and one in the center, has been unable to . . . → Read More: The bogeyman that never left
ISLAMABAD. In the aftermath of the deadly gun and bomb attack at Karachi airport on Sunday night, the government on Monday summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) to discuss the future of peace talks.
While a date for the meeting has not yet been disclosed, it is learnt . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif to chair emergency meeting on national security