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Corrupt Old Pakistan!

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Only in Pakistan, the lawyers, the politicians, the military, are all above the law. To make matters worse, the judges who are the keepers of the law are making a mockery of the system.  It is safe to say that Judiciary activism has been prevalent in the last decade.
Let me give you some background of [...]

The Hypocrite Leaders

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I was just listening to the leadership of the PPP… What Hypocrites!  You were in power for five longs years recently. Where were your think tanks!  Who gave Pakistan “memo gate,” “hajj scandal,” “power scandal,” “sugar scandal,” “medical scandal,” and many more scandals?
You have the galls to come out and say that you have the [...]

Pakistan Will Not Die

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Beware if you think that Pakistan is dead.  Pakistan will never die!  Pakistanis are up from their slumber, and they want a change. They want a new educated Pakistan.  A nation can only progress when their youngsters have access to education. None of the previous leaders since Zufiqar Ali Bhutto, have done nothing for education [...]

Power back to the People – The King is dead!

By Rizwan Nasar • Sep 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

It was widely reported that two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees were suspended on Tuesday after videos of former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker being offloaded by fuming passengers went viral on social media.
In the videos recorded via mobile phones, the lawmakers appeared to be the reason of delay [...]

No Free Lunches

By Rizwan Nasar • Sep 13th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It boggles my mind that the nation is in turmoil yet our politicians are still trying to fool the people every which way possible. First it was the terrorists who had kept up with their ruthless murder and killing of innocent before the military finally decided to go after them.
But the sad truth is that [...]

Happy Birthday Pakistan!

By Rizwan Nasar • Aug 14th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Today when we are celebrating Pakistan’s 68th Independence, I am sad to admit our beloved country sits far from the vision our Quaid had created.  The current state of affairs has created an atmosphere of hopelessness and despair. Unfortunately, we have no one to blame but ourselves.  I was planning to write a tribute to [...]

I am the Royal Prime Minister of Pakistan

By Rizwan Nasar • Jul 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

My name is Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and I am the elected (really) Prime Minister of Pakistan.  My passion is traveling and I have gone on 17 overseas visits since I took office last May.  I am such a great leader that Pakistanis allegedly elected me with heavy mandate the third time over.  Pakistanis are [...]

Why Don’t Our Leaders Learn?

By Rizwan Nasar • Jul 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan is in a state of flux.  If you sit down and watch TV talk shows and visit social forums; it seems that the current government and its leadership are in dismay.  They do not know what to do and what to say.  Nawaz Sharif is desperately trying to prove to the world that all [...]

So Whose Country is it?

By Rizwan Nasar • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The Nation is at war and a major offensive has been launched against an enemy who has caused havoc on the country including the deaths of over 50,000 civilians and military personal.  The Prime Minister announces the war and next day leaves, with a high level delegation, for a “scheduled” visit to Tajikistan.
While the chief [...]

The Writ of the People

By Rizwan Nasar • Jun 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

We have ignored this infestation for a very long time.  We would go for a little fumigation and clear some areas from these killer rodents and then someone would start screaming, “This is not our war”.  If it is not our war than why have over 50,000 of our civilians and military died at the [...]