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Welcome Mr. Kerry to Pakistan

By Maria • Jan 12th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

John Forbes Kerry is probably one of the most shrewd US secretary of state. He is not controversial at all and his amicable manner, diplomatic sagacity and understanding attitude makeĀ  him ally of everyone. He doesn’t twist the arms and he doesn’t threaten. He convinces and does a fine job at it.
In Pakistan, Senator Kerry [...]



Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Sath Latest

By Maria • Dec 30th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Anchors rule Pakistan after military. That’s a reality and politicians have also submitted to that. If you have a rifle or a mike in your hand, you have all the power, wealth, clout, and everything else in the Pakistan. You are untouchable holy cow. Your word is the last word and you are source of [...]



Count Down of Nawaz Sharif

By Maria • Dec 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Those who know in Islamabad are putting huge bets on the chance that Nawaz Sharif won’t be here for long now. The mistrust between Nawaz Sharif and the establishment never ceased to exist and they richly dislike the man and his policies and his party affiliates too. That is the reason why Imran Khan is [...]



Nisar Versus Khattak

By Maria • Dec 8th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I think both Chaudhry Nisar and Pervaiz Khattak are speaking their share of little bit of truth. Pervaiz Khattak never wants to resign from the KPK assembly and Nisar doesn’t like various things in PML-N perhaps including its head Nawaz Sharif and various other people.
Not just Nisar, but also various other insiders from PTI have [...]



Nusrat Javed Mushtaq Minhas Leave Aaj TV Join Bol TV

By Maria • Nov 27th, 2014 • Category: Politics

So that’s about it. It was a sad moment when Mushtaq Minhas informed the audience of Bolta Pakistan program that tomorrow will be there last program and both Nusrat Javed Mushtaq Minhas leave Aaj TV and most likely as the news is going around, they will be joining the Bol TV.
These days every idiot has [...]



Why Bilawal is a Failure from Start

By Maria • Nov 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

His shaky Urdu, pathetic self-made slogans, and same old tactics of using corpses of Bhutto clan to garner sympathy have dampened his image as a fresh face for the Pakistan People’s Party, which is one of the oldest yet dynastic political party in the Pakistan. There are other issues too which are responsible for putting [...]



Western Allied Pakistan is What We Need

By Maria • Nov 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Chinese President Ji Xingping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and English Prime Minister are few of the world leaders which have shown warm gestures towards the Pakistan. This is such a great news as it seems that Pakistan is getting out of a virtual pariah status.

Pakistan needs to stand allies with the Europe, America and the [...]



Ch Nisar Must Resign Over Wagah Tragedy

By Maria • Nov 3rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

What happened in Wagah border Lahore yesterday wasn’t a surprise when the interior minister of the country switches off his telephones after 7pm and goes to bed at 9 with strict orders of not disturbing him no matter what. Even the Prime Minister finds it impossible to contact him after dark.
During the whole Imran-Qadri crisis, [...]



Why Qadri Ended Dharna? Inside Story

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

Qadri and Imran have developed some serious differences lately. Qadri and his aides believe that they were being used by Imran to oust Nawaz Sharif and afterwards Imran wanted to grab all the juicy slots. TuQ complained to the mutual umpire, who also didn’t come out clear on this.
It was evident from the day one [...]



Bilawal’s Political Baptism Today

By Maria • Oct 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Political shows in Pakistan are always big. In the country of more than 200 million people, gathering 50K+ people in one big city is not a big deal anymore. With joblessness very high, chances of entertainment nil, many people find it a source of fun to join the music-studded public gathering these days.
Along with music, [...]