The damage has been done, Sharifs have been exposed

(By Farhan Bokhari) Even if the Khan-Qadri duo are eventually pushed back, Nawaz Sharif’s image has suffered irreparable damage, the result of him having picked unnecessary fights with both the influential army and his political opponents In sharp contrast to the triumphant arrival of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad just over a year ago to . . . → Read More: The damage has been done, Sharifs have been exposed

Protest March to continue despite government offers

(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

As the government plays ostrich and dresses windows

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

George Bush’s paintings, an attempt to redeem himself?

Pablo Picasso once said,

“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees but what he feels; what he tells himself about what he has seen.”

The 46th ex-governor of Texas as well as the 43rd former president of the United States (from 2001 to 2009) and now an artist, George W Bush has . . . → Read More: George Bush’s paintings, an attempt to redeem himself?

Living the double life

The abaya clad-women are perplexed for a moment when they stop by at a bookstall at the Ibne Qasim Park in Clifton on Sunday evening where Waseemuddin popularly known as Musharraf is appearing to publicise the bookshop that has put up the stall. He breaks into a broad smile as if he knows that they . . . → Read More: Living the double life

This is the era of democratization

When the whole nation was geared up to brace military action against the Taliban, to the surprise of many, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the National Assembly announced that his government would give peace yet another chanceby holding talks with the notorious insurgents.

If the decision of forming a four-member team to negotiate with the Taliban . . . → Read More: This is the era of democratization

Diana’s Charmer Hasnat Khan treating Pervez Musharraf

Hasnat Khan, the heart surgeon who had a two-year affair with Diana, Princess of Wales, is caring for Pervez Musharraf.

The heart surgeon whom the late Princess of Wales called “Mr Wonderful” is being consulted over the health of former Pakistanimilitary ruler Pervez Musharraf, it has been revealed.

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Musharraf gets bail, off the ECL

Beleaguered former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to walk out of house arrest after Pakistan’s Supreme Court granted him bail in the Akbar Bugti murder case, his lawyers claimed Wednesday.

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Our Politicians… sigh!

These are our national level politicians. Please watch the video then laugh and then cry! Do we want them to take control of Pakistan and decide the fate of 180 million Pakistanis? Think when you vote!

Jinnah’s support for Pakistan’s Constitution

OPINION

In an article in The Express Tribune, March 19, 2013 Mr Yaqoob Bangash wrote;

“Thirdly, Jinnah himself gave the example of undemocratic government. Not only did Jinnah preside over cabinet meetings (remember Pervez Musharraf?), one of his first acts after independence was to dismiss the popularly-elected government of Dr Khan Sahib in the then-NWFP . . . → Read More: Jinnah’s support for Pakistan’s Constitution