By Ghalib Sultan
‘Siapa’ is a wonderfully expressive Punjabi word almost impossible to accurately translate into English. It means a development or situation full of interconnected problems,difficulties,contradictions and intrigues — not easy to resolve and not easy to live with. Why should the elections that catapulted the Sharifs to power be a ‘siapa’?
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By Zoon Ahmad Khan
As we are one week away from the most decisive election for the country it is obvious that more than just the masses have caught the election fever. Political parties,big and small are no short of throwing daggers at one another,in their desperation to secure a bigger share of . . . →Read More:The PTI fan’s burden
It seems Mr Sehbai is not clear in his own mind about the role he wants the Army to play. He blames Gen Kayani for sitting on the sidelines and letting the country slide into the current mess. Yet he blames 10 years of Army rule which incidentally except for first three years of Musharraf . . . →Read More:Sehbai on Kayani:Can’t Live…with or without you
By Usman Khalid
The Economist of London has predicted on the basis of polls that Mian Nawaz Sharif,Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N),would be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. I agree with that analysis. Having just returned from a six week long stay in Pakistan,I would like to say,why? The . . . →Read More:Will Nawaz Sharif be the next Prime Minister?
It is a popular opinion these days that democracy is the best form of government available to the countries of the world. Perpetuated (and forcibly implemented in some cases) by the west,the system of democracy seems to be the preferred system in the minds of the people of the world;more so after the . . . →Read More:Developing Pakistan democratically or not
The state of affairs in Pakistan does not permit its residents to remain aloof from politics. Insecurity and job instability in a country with double digit inflation is a rising concern for many middle class families and even upper class families have begun to fear for their future. Energy shortages and red tape has shut . . . →Read More:One vote:one step closer
Pakistani police blocked a bail request for the minor who reportedly suffers from Down’s syndrome,claiming her release would endanger her life and that of her family. The girl is accused of blasphemy for allegedly burning a Koran.
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This is a really great video on the other face of Pakistan,not the bad side. Hope you take the time to watch it.
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By Ghalib Sultan
To the oldest locality of Pakistan’s largest city,violence and illegal activities is not new. Lyari saw its first well known gangster back in 1960s. Gangs were typically involved in drug smuggling,bootlegging and other street crimes. The situation took a turn for the worse in the 1980s when weapons and . . . →Read More:Lyari –Swat of Sindh