As the day of sacrifice approaches the numbers of bovine creatures become more and more visible. They await their fate helplessly as religious fervor increases by the day. Looking at these animals one wonders if the vast majority of those who live in this land are any different from them—except,of course,for the obvious . . . →Read More:SHEEPISH SHEEP
By Adam Raj
The strong chant WELL CUM WELL CUM by frail Aitezaz Ahsan at the PPP’s rally to welcome former President Zardari to Lahore set the tone for the proceedings. A supporting drumbeat from the Dhol maestro Papoo Sain would have done wonders but his speech that followed the chant made up for this . . . →Read More:WELL CUM! WELL CUM!
By Brig Asif Haroon Raja
The new regime has been handed down a huge mess and is at a loss where to start from and which problem to tackle first. All macroeconomic indicators are in negative,national kitty is empty and foreign investment has dried up. It has inherited bankrupt economy,an unmanageable energy crisis, . . . →Read More:The people of Pakistan demand answers
The newly elected government of Mian Nawaz Sharif has inherited a difficult task,that was visible to everyone and PML-N being the friendly opposition party of ruling junta during last 5 years must have been more in the know of things and should have prepared with a team and plan to revamp the damage made . . . →Read More:Killing tourists serves what purpose
The federal government has proposed withdrawing the powers of the National Assembly speaker and Senate chairperson allowing the holders of the offices to grant themselves unlimited privileges,along with drastically slashing the travel allowance of parliamentarians,in a bid to stem the misuse of taxpayers’ money.
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The party of ‘economic revival’ is now squirming in the hot seat,breaking a sweat as it anxiously tip-toes around potential landmines. The loaded pre-election speeches promising quick fixes that won the populist vote have been written off as a theatrically gripping display of pathos and the people have once again been handed out the . . . →Read More:Careful what you wish for
Democracy is for the so called middle class,states journalist Tahir Mehdi,author of the Motorcycle Diaries,a report on the political reality of rural areas in the weeks leading up to the general elections. With urban classes broiled in the pre-election frenzy of political association,Mehdi gives an insight into how 70 per cent . . . →Read More:Bridging the political-layman disconnect
One can now safely suggest that the days of the previous PPP-led coalition partners,PPP,ANP and MQM are as good as over. The truly democratic forces of Pakistan seemed to have had enough. The previous government had broken all records of corruption,bad governance,intrigues and javelin throwing. Ok,so the breaking of the javelin . . . →Read More:With change in the air
Altaf Hussein remains the most controversial figure in the Pakistani political saga. Recent events have re-enforced the absurdity with which Altaf Bhai orchestrates Karachi’s realpolitik. Hussein is convicted for numerous murder extortions,organized crime and terrorist offences. He is also the key suspect in over a hundred murder cases including one of his own comrades . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis –MQM:Between perils and promises