The Political Muddle

The flexibility in the operations of democracy has engulfed a strain in Pakistan. It hasn’t been long since democratic forces barged in with the right to represent and serve people. However, the political institutions have unfolded resoluteness in doling out the services they guarantee constitutionally. The Zardaris and Altaf Hussain have come out . . . → Read More: The Political Muddle

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

Cornered and desperate – End of a party

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The . . . → Read More: Cornered and desperate – End of a party

The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition

(By Sharmine Narwani) It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s . . . → Read More: The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition

Zardari defying political logic

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Today [20th May 2015] Hamid Mir of Capital Talk interviewed former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. Here is link to the program:

In the interview President Zardari stated that during his tenure there were no political prisoners. I don’t know what he means by . . . → Read More: Zardari defying political logic

The Prince’s uncomfortable tour to China

On Sunday evening, Prince William arrives in Beijing at the start of a three day visit to China.

At state level, the objective is to promote brand Britain, and at a personal level, it’s an opportunity to talk about his abiding passion: elephant protection.

But three days is a long time in royal diplomacy . . . → Read More: The Prince’s uncomfortable tour to China

The end justifies the means?

I remember reading an Urdu short story as a child based on Nazir Ahmad’s novel Mirat-ul-Uroos. The story was based on two sisters; the older sister Akbari was a spoilt child, bad tempered, negligent and poorly educated while Asghari was modest, educated and hardworking. While Akbari suffered after marriage due to her temperament, . . . → Read More: The end justifies the means?



One perhaps unintended spin-off of the dharnas episode has been the interest in the use of containers. There was the repulsive use of containers as obstacles to movement and as barricades against onslaughts by crazed mobs. This may catch on with government agencies and political parties but holds no attraction for the public at . . . → Read More: CONTAINER LIVING

How best to destroy Pakistan

This is not easily done. To even begin serious work on this project you first have to be a Prime Minister with a solid mandate. Then you need to have the covert support of a world power that is vested in this design. And lastly you have to be a very dedicated, hardworking individual, not . . . → Read More: How best to destroy Pakistan

Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Ayaz Amir

Islamabad diary

Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?