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Thar Negligence of Sindh Government

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Nov 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

If any government needs to be toppled, its Sindh government, in Pakistan. If any chief minister needs to be sent packing ignominiously, then its Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh who is as incompetent as anything and still enjoying his 3rd term in the office shamelessly.
One of the reason why Pakistan is in [...]

Afsheen Butt Gullu Butt Pomi Butt DJ Butt

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Oct 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Butt fraternity of Pakistan is very ‘in’ these days in Pakistani politics. Almost all of them belong to Pakistan Muslim League N, though other parties also have their fair share. But these days, mostly Butt sahibs and sahibas are associated with the Sharif family which is also Kashmiri like Butt fraternity.
The air is still hot [...]

3 Things Nawaz Need to do Now for Survival

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

They will strike again and PML-N knows that. But are they willing to neutralize the second coming of assault from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), is yet to be seen. There have been some improvements from the PML-N regime, but lots and lots need to be done and pretty quickly. This lethargy [...]

Mothers of Politicians in South Asia

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Nawaz Sharif’s mother, Imran Khan’s mother, Modi’s mother, Jamshed Dasti’s mother and mothers of many other politicians in South Asia make news routinely. In South Asia, there is a great deal of reverence for the mothers in society and they are always placed highest pedestal. Politicians definitely use that stature in advancing their careers too [...]

Floods Will be Routine in Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 10th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Exploding population, ever-increasing pollution, uncontrolled greenhouse effect, unnoticed environmental crisis are  just few of the reasons why Pakistanis should become accustomed to the floods almost every year from now. To add insult t the injury we have no dams and we are are at the outflow end of India, who is a callous neighbor and [...]

Why Chaudhry Shujaat Spoke Against Gen Kayani?

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 6th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The reason why Chaudhry Shujaat spoke against Gen Kayani is that Shujaat wants to tell present army chief General Raheel Sharif that if he wouldn’t do the coup, he will be accused, ridiculed, and would be considered as impotent just like General Kayani. I don’t think that Chaudhry Shujaat has the guts to issue this [...]


By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Aug 31st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Anonymous call came, Saifullah Niazi and Sheikh Rashid Ahmad whispered in the ear of Imran Khan, and Imran Khan overruled the decision of party to not to move towards the parliament house and PM house. This has been revealed by the PTI president Javed Hashmi. All the independent and sane elements were hinting for weeks [...]

Nawaz Sharif! Don’t Resign to Mobocracy

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Aug 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I am not your voter, but I am not supporter of mobocracy. If Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri can bring out 50,000  people on D-Chowk and then threaten Prime Minister to resign and government to go, then tomorrow anyone can do that, and some have hinted at that too.
Jan Achakzai, spokesperson of Maulana Fazlur [...]

Global Innovation Index 2014 and Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Aug 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

If we believe Dr. Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan, then Pakistan should have topped the Global Innovation Index 2014, but somehow the compilers of report missed this fact and Pakistan is at tail end of this index, even behind most of very poor African  and Asian countries. We can call Pakistan one of the [...]

Sudden Rise of Snakes in Islamabad

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jul 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I will resist the urge to talk about ‘other’ snakes of different kinds in Islamabad and will focus on real, less venomous snakes. Margalla Hills in Islamabad are famous for being replete with the snakes; some very poisonous and some harmless. So much so that the very name of the hills MarGalla is derived from [...]