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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, [...]

Ch Sarwar Mysterious Role in Pakistani Politics

By Maria • Sep 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Those who know Chaudhry Sarwar in UK, knows that during his almost 40 years in UK politics he never sided with the loosing side and always kept his stakes on both sides and emerged as beneficiary always. So it was a surprise for many, when Chaudhry Sarwar left UK and accepted a mere symbolic and [...]

Is Imran Khan Politically Finished?

By Maria • Sep 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Current marches of Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri are often seen in the light of PNA movement of 1977 against the Pakistan People’s Party. During that movement of PNA, there was one person known as Rafiq Ahmad Bajwa. Rafiq Ahmad Bajwa, Advocate was Vice President of Jamiat Ullama-a-Pakistan (JUP) and Secretary-General of the [...]

PTI MNAs Demand Sheikh Rashid, Dasti to Resign from NA

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

Circus goes on in Islamabad and everything seems to be tumbling. All the parties involved are loosing popular support and interest of the people. If you look at it from the distance, the spectacle is blissful for the establishment as politicians are fighting like crazy bulls for no cause whatsoever, and military emerges as Angels.
Anyway, [...]

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 [...]