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Musharraf To Join PTI Azadi March

By Maria • Aug 23rd, 2014 • Category: Politics

Former dictator Pervaiz Musharraf has discarded his plans to leave the country even when PML-N government has agreed with military that they would let him go. Musharraf thinks that while Nawaz Sharif is cornered, this is the best time for him to jump into the ring.
Musharraf who has formed his own party with the name [...]



Biggest Crime of Imran Khan

By Maria • Aug 21st, 2014 • Category: Politics

The  biggest crime of Imran Khan is that he has weakened a democratic government and have thrown it at establishment’s mercy. Whatever the fruits we reaped after getting the democracy back on track in 2008 have been destroyed by the Khan due to his haste, greed, foolishness, immaturity, and lust for the power.
Even if Nawaz [...]



Pashtun Card by Imran Khan

By Maria • Aug 19th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Late Benazir Bhutto liberally used to play Sindh Card, whenever she felt threatened from Punjabi Establishment or from Punjabi Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Her usage of Sindh Card was limited to only two situations. She used it effectively to garner votes from the interior Sindh, and she used it to threaten Punjab if she felt [...]



Here is What Happens in Civil Disobedience

By Maria • Aug 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Imran Khan has announced civil disobedience movement in Pakistan. He has asked people to stop paying their utility bills, stop giving taxes, and simply disobey any command given by the government. What does that exactly means?
Civil disobedience movements are not something new in the world and big figures like Gandhi, Mandela, and host of others [...]



TPS Explains Political Situation in Pakistan

By Maria • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The political mercury is on rapid rise in Pakistan, especially in central and northern parts of the Punjab Province, as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri are gearing up to stage their ‘Azadi March’ and ‘revolution march’ respectively on August 14. August 14 is the day when [...]



Qadri Challenges Writ of State

By Maria • Aug 9th, 2014 • Category: Politics

PAT armed workers have kidnapped and taken Police personnel hostage in their Minhaj ul Quran secretariat. Police workers have been beaten brutally, and now incarcerated within the premises of the PAT fortress in Model Town. From yesterday, multiple police stations have been torched, countless policemen are injured, and numerous Police vehicles have been snatched by [...]



Imran-Qadri Already Weakened PML-N Gov

By Maria • Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

3 things PML-N government has already done for the military which they were either reluctant to do earlier or were plain refusing. These 3 things have cost them politically, have made them look bad in the eyes of general public, and have damaged their democratic credentials, but PML-N is hoping that military would not side [...]



Are PTI and PPP Coming Together?

By Maria • Jul 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

All of those of you, who are seeking an alliance between PTI and PPP against the PML-N and hoping that PPP would join the long march of PTI on 14th August towards Islamabad may be disappointed as that might not happen. PTI is not retreating from its long march, though their charter of demands is [...]



NaMo and Nawaz

By Maria • May 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

For now, everything looks so rosy and smooth. All of a sudden a hawk in India has turned into a dove and our premier couldn’t wait to embrace that neo-dove. So far so good. Modi inviting Nawaz, Nawaz going there, and no bad blood so far. Nawaz getting emotional and telling Modi how he and [...]



Reason Why Nawaz Sharif Should Refuse to Attend Modi Swearing

By Maria • May 22nd, 2014 • Category: Politics

Its not an olive branch extended by Narendra Modi towards it’s neighboring countries especially Pakistan as he invites Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to attend his inauguration ceremony. It’s his bid to gain some credibility internationally as regional and world leader, and to remove his blood-tainted past from the memories of world.
In fact its [...]