No respect for honesty

Following the unceremonious dismissal of Mohammad Ali Nekokara, the police officer who refused to use force against demonstrators on Constitution Avenue during anti-government protests, several other officials have also come forward in defence of the former Islamabad senior superintendent of police (SSP).

The episode has also given one such officer the courage to come forward . . . → Read More: No respect for honesty

What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

(BY YASMEEN AFTAB ALI) Let me recount some facts and opinions here. The concluding analysis will become self-evident. If Pakistan still acts the foolish clown, it will deserve to fall flat on its face and smash its nose.

Usually, Saudi Arabia has dealt with ‘unsuitable governances’ through a remote control. Yemen is an exception. Houthis, . . . → Read More: What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

Democracy – No one-size-fits-all

By Yasir Masood Khan

Democracy is the complex web of connections between individual politicians, political parties, the electorate, civil society, media and state institutions that is formed through the electoral process.

The roots of Indian democracy have been strengthened due to the establishment and consolidation of the Indian Election Commission through parliament and . . . → Read More: Democracy – No one-size-fits-all

Negotiating Bhuttoism from the past to the future

During the trial of his life, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto accused his accusers, “This attack on the 2nd of May was done by (Kasuri’s) opponents. I had nothing to do with it. I was not even mentioned in the FIR. I saved him from it … the public prosecutor has said several times that it was . . . → Read More: Negotiating Bhuttoism from the past to the future

Tharparkar: a case of negligence

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”

The situation in drought-hit Tharparkar is critical; the death toll reached 55 in just 44 days as another child died of malnutrition on Thursday. In the past three years, more than 500 lives have been lost . . . → Read More: Tharparkar: a case of negligence

How Fatima Bhutto feels about Zardari’s PPP

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Whose politics does Bilawal Zardari follow

(By Ansar Abbasi) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wants to re-discover the politics of “the left” beyond the Constitution in Pakistan as he insists that if the PPP seeks to be the middle ground between the right-wing Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif, it would never live up to “Bhuttoism”

In a recent tweet, he highlighted the PPP . . . → Read More: Whose politics does Bilawal Zardari follow

Bilawal – worst thing that could have happened to PPP

This quote in Bilawal’s “apology” on social media is a perfect reflection of his delusions, his confusion as well as an insult to former and current PPP supporters. Coming from someone whose party has become the B-team for Nawaz Sharif, a Saudi stooge and an “establishment test tube”spawn, Bilawal’s call to not support “parties which . . . → Read More: Bilawal – worst thing that could have happened to PPP

Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Waking up from its deep slumber, the PPP is trying to resuscitate itself pinning its hopes on the young inheritor of the Bhutto political mantle. Once the country’s most formidable political force, the PPP is now only a relic of its past, isolated from the country’s new political reality.

Will it be possible for a . . . → Read More: Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Time for change?

Sounds a bit dramatic, the title, doesn’t it? But I get the feeling that hesitantly, without most of us fully realising it, a new history is being written. A country knowing nothing but frustration for long gives the impression of finally turning in its sleep.

For many this is a heady feeling. You can see . . . → Read More: Time for change?