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
By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV
LAHORE,Pakistan—It has been a tiring campaign ahead of Saturday’s Pakistani elections,with leading politicians crisscrossing the country to press the flesh. It has been particularly exhausting for Idris Ahmed Ali’s pets.
Mr. Ali,a businessman here in Pakistan’s second-largest city,owns six tigers and two pumas,in addition to goats,chicken,cows . . . →Read More:Mystery of the political tiger
HE’S LOST 819 OF HIS PARTY COLLEAGUES TO TERRORISM,AND SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 2008. WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN,CHIEF OF THE TALIBAN-THREATENED AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY,WHICH GOVERNED KHYBER-PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE UNTIL MARCH,ABOUT SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS AND MORE. EXCERPTS:
The ANP has been mercilessly attacked by the Taliban in the run-up to . . . →Read More:ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN –till the last man standing
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
The latest US-based PEW Research Center survey,released 11 days before Pakistan goes for elections,shows that 84% of Pakistani Muslims favour Islamic sharia as their official law.
While none of the leading political parties with the only exception of Imran Khan’s PTI promises to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state,the 30th April Pew . . . →Read More:84% of Pakistanis want Shariah according to the latest poll
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!
‘If I could find a politician worthy of my vote,I would vote for that politician regardless of the party he or she represented—that is the hallmark of a leader:someone who transcends the aisle of any political house.
. . . →Read More:Pakistan Votes:Kuch Samajh Mey Aaya?