At one end, people including children are dying of hunger due to the famine in the Thar region of Sindh, and on the other end, the senile chief minister Qaim Ali Shah reached Thar with his cabinet and a huge entourage of his political and official aides. They reached there, sat in the air-conditioned office [...]
There is a desert where the dunes are deceiving, where rain kisses the sand once in a decade, where people are tough though they still need food and water and medicine. There is a desert which enjoys exquisite and unique beauty, yet the people are impoverished. Many of them have died, and that includes huge [...]
Impotent Qaim Ali Shah, who is as incompetent, corrupt, and good for nothing as anything could be. No wonder that the humans are dying in the Tharparkar due to the hunger when you would keep Qaim Ali Shah as the manager of this unfortunate province for decades after decades. This person, Qaim who is decrepit [...]
Pakistani lawmakers are preparing to approve the E crimes bill from the cabinet and then from the parliament. My question is that what would be the review process, because cyber world is ever changing and is quite different from the real world. Is this bill flexible enough to accommodate the fluid nature of cyber world?
Over the last few weeks, I have been discussing the hot issue of talks with the Taliban operation with TPS fellows like Sameer, Ali, and Ghazala, and the consensus seems to be appearing that talks should be given a complete chance first. Let’s render the full weight behind the peace talks, and accept all the [...]
Shame is a concept alien to most of the journalist in the Pakistan. Almost all of the journalists including media anchorpersons and columnists are affiliated to some political party, establishment, business group, foreign power, or to specific vested interest. Sorry, but I cannot name a single Mr. clean in our journalism. So much this has [...]
Small shopkeepers don’t pay taxes, and they never will in Pakistan. If by brute force, any government somehow miraculously compel them to pay taxes, there is no way to gauge their true income, as Pakistan consumer market is all based on cash. There is no concept of receipts, and no record is kept anywhere. It’s [...]
Nawaz Sharif has only one edge over his competitors, and that is his business friendly attitude. But surprisingly, during this tenure he is procrastinating too much before taking the decisive steps to resurrect the ailing economy. He needs to take off his thinking cap, and start implementing the much needed measures, which are painful but [...]
The timing is good to launch the Benazir’s son into practical politics. If Zardari would have waited for Bilawal to perfect his Urdu, then the wait could be way too long, but politically it’s a good effort to fill the gap which Imran Khan was unable to do, and to reinvigorate the PPP in natural [...]
Problem in Balochistan: Military don’t trust the Baloch locals, don’t accept the authority of political leadership, and uses brute force to quash even hint of any disagreement.
Solution for Balochistan: Through continuous pressure of media, judiciary, civil society, and above all provincial and federal government; corner and contain the military juggernaut. Also make sure that Baloch [...]