Media overestimated the role of social media?

I admit I was wrong in my pre-poll projections. Like most of my colleagues in the media, I had expected the PPP to get a good drubbing in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). But very few of us had expected it to be wiped out almost completely from these two provinces. On the other hand, none . . . → Read More: Media overestimated the role of social media?

Thugs are not revolutionaries

MQM’s Altaf Bhai is walking on a tightrope and he is managing this delicate task with political skill one would not have expected from the loud, often eccentric, politician. How does one plan a long march against the very government they have a coalition with, and at the same time assure them that there shall . . . → Read More: Thugs are not revolutionaries

Attackers of Malala Yousafzai identified

Interior Minister Rehman Malik informed the media on Thursday that the two men who shot Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday have been identified, Express News reported.

Malik said that it has been figured out that who plotted the conspiracy against Malala and from where. He added that the president has ordered for Malala to be shifted to Germany.

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Malik Riaz offered Privileges beyond constitutional jurisdiction

Rehman Malik, the Interior Minister uses the offices and facilities of Malik Riaz for his private business. Apparently his official duties allow him enough time to pursue business scams in various fields, in some of which Malik Riaz and the Minister have common interests. When Rehman Malik shifted to Islamabad from his London exile, Malik . . . → Read More: Malik Riaz offered Privileges beyond constitutional jurisdiction

Building taller walls

By Chintan Modi

The last few months have been full of optimism for Indians and Pakistanis who are eager to step across the border and experience what lies on the other side. The fact that both countries have been working towards a liberal visa regime  to enable people-to-people contact is a cause for celebration but there . . . → Read More: Building taller walls

Dual nationality case: Malik suspended

Giving another shock to the government, the Supreme Court of Pakistan temporarily suspended Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik over the issue of dual nationality.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry while hearing the dual nationality case issued this ruling after Rehman Malik failed to submit the documents, proving that he . . . → Read More: Dual nationality case: Malik suspended

10 ways Dr. Rehman Malik did his Nation proud the past Year

Be it Veena Malik, Shoaib Malik, or Rehman Malik, there is one thing I have realized; it’s not easy being a Malik in Pakistan.

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Operation in Karachi effective: Rehman Malik

Operations without discrimination is helping improve law and order situation in Karachi, said Federal Interior Minister, Rehman Malik on Tuesday. He reiterated that no one would be allowed to disrupt peace in the trade city.

Talking to mediapersons during his visit to National Press Club (NPC), Malik said law enforcement agencies had apprehended 48 target . . . → Read More: Operation in Karachi effective: Rehman Malik

Zulfiqar Mirza’s Deadly Punch

The analysis, that springs up in my mind, is based on several well known facts; but two stand out. Mirza and Zardari very close, MQM no more, all the other facts more or less already  well known. So? It appears Zardari wants the action action against MQM now to eliminate it  as a political challenge . . . → Read More: Zulfiqar Mirza’s Deadly Punch

Conspiracy against Balochistan being planned in Afghanistan

Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday claimed that a new conspiracy is being hatched in Afghanistan to deteriorate law and order situation in the province of Balochistan.

Addressing the National Assembly’s (NA) session, Malik said directions are being initiated from Afghanistan to propel these conspiracies.

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