Is third time really a charm in Pakistani politics?
Democracy has been a tough challenge for Pakistan. In its 65 years of history,the democratic process has been hijacked four times by military coups. When elected governments did manage to acquire power,they failed to complete their term. This time was different. This time a . . . →Read More:Gauging PPP’s 5 year performance
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . →Read More:Karachi calling
On November 12,waking up to a new week,readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties.
The degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza is barely noticed in the media,in stark contrast to the world’s awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.
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KARACHI: Target killing and enmity claimed four lives in Karachi on Wednesday,Express News reported.
Unknown men opened fire in Machar Colony and killed 17-year-old Yousuf,while a body,bearing torture marks,was recovered from Lea Market area. The body has not been identified yet,but the deceased is said to have been abducted before he was murdered.
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Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about ISI’s involvement with . . . →Read More:Afridi:whistleblower or traitor?
By Nida Afaque
The political scenario in Pakistan is like a chameleon which rapidly changes color. We have highly contested credibility of politicians,a frail economy fueled by a dwindling supply of energy,international powers unhappy with the commitment Pakistanis show to their relationship and a public that is on the brink of losing . . . →Read More:The four year run in the long run
A Pakistani surgeon recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason,sparking a warning from US senators over American aid.
Shakeel Afridi,who was sacked as a government doctor two months ago,was found guilty on Wednesday under the tribal justice system of . . . →Read More:Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi
By Zoon Ahmad Khan
For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet,time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . →Read More:Tacstrat:What double-game?