Had Altaf Hussain not given the anti-Pakistan statement of separating Karachi from the country, it would have been lot easier for the local MQM leadership to portray themselves as victim in NA-250 election war. That statement from the London-based MQM chief has created anger wave against the whole MQM throughout Pakistan, and now MQM is [...]
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is all set to form the next government in Islamabad shortly. They would also be ruling the largest and all important Punjab province of Pakistan and have got presence in other provinces. They also have allies in Sindh and likely to form coalition government in the Balochistan.
Contesting election, going through campaign [...]
Why nothing happens in a straight forward and normal way in Pakistan? All over the world elections are held, but not with such incidents, accidents, and strange happenings. Nothing is boring and slow in Pakistan. Stuff has to happen in this land of excitement, and there is no dearth of it. Despite of all the [...]
Islamabad the beautiful is still very uncertain and as usual chirpy about the happening of upcoming elections on May 11. Astrologers and card readers who are an integral part of Islamabad’s elite society are still very uncertain about the elections and this is one reason that PPP’s top leadership is not sure about elections.
One thing [...]
If you are invited to attend the state functions and are paid by the information ministry then it doesn’t mean that you are made of gold. It simply means that you are someone ‘investable.’ If you are invited to accompany the Prime Minister to the foreign lands and be part of his lavish entourage, it [...]
Nawaz Sharif senses a genuine chance of him becoming the next prime minister of Pakistan. He very well know that not only the votes are necessary for that, the approval from the military establishment is mandatory too. In order to be in good books of military establishment headed by General Kayani, he is not roaring [...]
As soon as Najam Sethi’s name was included in the list, most of the people including Najam Sethi knew that who will be the next caretaker chief minister of Punjab. In these times, there is now way that a media person is to be denied anything, specially this close to the elections.
The mighty Jang / [...]
It is generally agreed that it was the charisma, intoxication, and magnetism of absolute power-to-rule which brought Benazir Bhutto back to Pakistan, despite of the gaping threats to her life, which she knew very well and even had nominated her would-be killers before the return.
But even then she returned. Not only returned, but also started [...]
They wake-up one day, see the light, and switch the parties. Their words of praise and bash remain the same only parties and leaders change. It’s quite a lesson learning exercise to see the likes Javed Hashmi, Nabeel Gabol, Marvi Memon, Sheikh Waqas Akram, Ameer Muqam, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the list goes on.
If you [...]
It seems everybody in the street is joining PML-N. On daily basis, newspapers are full of dozens of MPAs and MNAs and influential leaders of different areas from different provinces joining the Muslim League Nawaz and showing their trust on its leadership.
That goes on in politics near election, and its not something to rejoice, but [...]