CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

As a Pakistani I was amazed by what I heard on one of our national TV channels. The well known and generally balanced anchor had a panel of three — a highly qualified economist who has been in government earlier, a columnist who researches his facts carefully and a man who was prominent in the . . . → Read More: CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

US 2012: It does matter if its Black or White

Waking up to Obama’s projected victory after he had crossed the 270 electoral vote mark was a relief. No. Actually it gave me that adrenaline rush I needed to get my day started. 6 billion dollars have been spent in the past 4 years on both the candidates’ campaigns combined. And we land pretty much . . . → Read More: US 2012: It does matter if its Black or White

Pakistani universities collaborate with US counterparts to boost social sciences education

Two Pakistani and US higher learning institutes have entered into a collaborative arrangement to promote social sciences in the country and undertake professional development of faculty members of the former.

A partnership between Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) and University of Texas, Austin was confirmed on Wednesday, the first in a series of eight collaborations . . . → Read More: Pakistani universities collaborate with US counterparts to boost social sciences education

The religion box

The National Database and Registration Authority’s (NADRA) refusal to change MPA Rana Mahmood’s religion from “Islam” to “Christianity” has many boxed in.

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Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan talked to NDTV about his new book, his very public divorce, and what he feels about sometimes being referred to as “Taliban Khan.”

Barkha: What struck me as really interesting going through your book which is called ‘Personal History’, is that it reads much more like a . . . → Read More: Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Why We Must Vote

Arm chair politics is a sport everyone eligible to vote in this country loves to play. We pride ourselves on the belief that most of our population is way more politically aware than the typified American who wouldn’t know a map if it bit him. We argue amongst ourselves, we blame the system, protest against . . . → Read More: Why We Must Vote

“Sex Pollution” Book Review: Shabnum Qayoom sheds light on Lord Cyril Radcliffe’s affair with Nehru’s sister Vijaya Lakshmi

“Sex Pollution”: While the book may be salacious in nature, it does shed light on the shady side of Jawaharlal Nehru–known for his escapades. Stanley Wolpert has written extensively about his gay lifestyle as well as his affair with Ediwina Mountbatten–the subject of a new book “Indian Summer” (Written by Edwin’as daughter).

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Pakistan gives CIA license to kill Pakistani – asserts ex-CIA Undercover Operative

Talkhaba interviews Robert Anderson a CIA operative who operated in Vietnam some 60 years back recently he wrote an article on CounterPunchon what the undercover work CIA did back then and the similarities with CIA now in terms of running operative like Raymond Davis working in Pakistan

Robert Anderson teaches economics and political science at a . . . → Read More: Pakistan gives CIA license to kill Pakistani – asserts ex-CIA Undercover Operative

The shootout, the US agent and the media

In late January, Raymond Davis, an American working in Pakistan, allegedly shot and killed two men who he claimed were trying to rob him. Soon after the shooting it emerged in the Pakistani media that Davis was a CIA operative, but that information did not surface in the US media until weeks later. That . . . → Read More: The shootout, the US agent and the media

FULTON’S FULMINATIONS

George Fulton, aka George the foreigner, who became a Pakistani (thanks to a dictator’s Prime Minister) has been true to form. After nine years, he has written two columns (Express Tribune March 2 and 3) to say Khuda-Hafiz in our words, and Good-bye in his, to Pakistan. In these columns, he has castigated Pakistan’s military . . . → Read More: FULTON’S FULMINATIONS