After almost fourteen long years and plethora of vicissitudes of time, Nawaz Sharif is all set to become the third time premier of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This might be his last round too as premier, as Shahbaz Sharif would like to take his place if come the next time in the future. So Nawaz [...]
In third world countries, elections render a country vulnerable. In order to minimize this vulnerability, establishment in such countries manage the elections. There are very few examples of free and fair elections in third world countries including Pakistan, and whenever that or anything close to that happens, countries either break or implode.
Pakistani establishment has awakened [...]
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
– Barack Obama
The more important these upcoming elections become for the future of Pakistan, the more dark clouds cast their shadows over them. Days are crawling by, and less than a month [...]
Another very tragic and sad event happened in the Hyderabad city of India, the IT hub. Like Paksitan, India also bled today, and it was very sad indeed to hear the cries of the innocent families. We Pakistanis know the pain and are very much familiar of such incidents.
Every action has a reaction. There is [...]
On the lighter note, some would say that it is perhaps in the habits of us uniformed and ex-uniformed people to make and break and edit pairs of politicians according to our own views of what’s best for the country. Treading on that fringe, let me air my opinion that wouldn’t it do wonders for [...]
He should have demanded PML-N’s inclusion in the negotiations to end sit-in. This way he would have been able to achieve the dissolution of election commission, as government excused doing so on the reason that they required PML-N’s approval for that. If PML-N would have come to negotiations, they would not be today alleging Qadri [...]
The Pakistan army and civil armed forces have suffered 5000 dead and many thousand injured in operations in the tribal region. Thousands upon thousands have already been killed by the terrorist attacks across the country and the figure is rising. Pakistanis are hoping that when in 2014 US troops will leave, this blood-soaked frenzy will [...]
The daily media laborers from all the political parties must be angry as their place has been taken over by the Hamid Mir and his cronies in the TV talk-shows from 7 pm to 11pm. You just need to watch just one show by any anchor on any channel and you would know what the [...]
There has been undeclared understanding between the Pakistan and the United States of America regarding the drone attacks in the tribal region of the Pakistan. Pakistan do have serious reservation about the collateral damage of these drone strikes, but the truth is that many many Al Qaeda terrorists among the TTP terrorists have been eliminated [...]
Policy makers in Pakistan are burning the midnight oil these days pondering over the recent developments or degradations for that matter regarding the Pakistan-USA relationship, and where they are heading. That’s not an easy ask, because there are so many gray areas and these relations are intertwined in a complex fashion, coupled with inevitable dependencies, [...]