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Our Nation’s Dilemma

By Rizwan Nasar • Apr 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“Now that’s reassuring. That, despite threats, attacks and murders, the media will somehow continue to speak out (as it does now and then) against injustice, criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, out of control state agencies and so on and so forth. But that’s just wishful thinking. There’s no point harking to the Zia-era repression and pointing [...]



Yeah Mera Desh Hai

By Rizwan Nasar • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Unsurprisingly, In Pakistan, it is a normal day when you see these headlines:
•    Nine-month-old boy charged with attempted murder in Pakistan, granted bail by judge
•    Court orders police to investigate Meera tape
•    TTP are not terrorists but government’s angry brothers
•    Former President and COAS charged with treason
•    Mr. 10% is now the President of Pakistan
•    [...]



No forced “sharia” by the TTP – Imran Khan

By Rizwan Nasar • Mar 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Whatever the TTP leadership told Imran Khan in their “secret meeting” is a blatant lie.  And Imran is an idiot if he believes them.  He is a blind idiot for advocating their lies to the Pakistani public. How can any sane person turn a blind eye to their indiscriminate killings and many other crimes against [...]



Sharia is a Man made Law

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

Have we every thought why Pakistan is in a state of constant regression.  It has been said that Pakistan almost elected, a woman, as its President way back in the fifties, if the elections were not stolen by Ayub Khan.  I do not know how much truth there is in this statement; but the fact [...]



Calling for the Wrath Again…

By Rizwan Nasar • Mar 7th, 2014 • Category: Politics

It is high time Pakistanis see the real face of their leaders – Imran Kahn has been calling for the halt of Drone Strikes and claimed that as soon as Drone Strikes end, terrorist attacks in Pakistan will end too.  Did Mr. Khan know that the last Drone Strike occurred on December 26, 2013 (almost [...]



Reevaluating Priorities

By Rizwan Nasar • Mar 5th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

An honest and progressive judge killed, a young aspiring lawyer’s life cut short, a “bhola” police officer dead, along with many more, in the attack on the District Court in the capital city of Islamabad.  Yet, we see muted condemnation of the attack from our government officials, and the very next day, the Prime Minister [...]



Fools’ Paradise

By Rizwan Nasar • Feb 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“Requesting anonymity, security officials told Reuters that 308 civilians, 114 military personnel and 38 police officers had been killed since September 2013, around a time when Sharif convened an all-party conference that unanimously opted for peace talks.” Why are the Pakistanis not outraged at the terrorists? Why have they not reacted to the appointment of [...]



The Closet Taliban

By Rizwan Nasar • Jan 31st, 2014 • Category: Politics

It is ironic that we are still bloated to our bits in the issues that normally nations resolve in first five or ten years of their formation. Probably this factor is the biggest reason for the conflicts and confusion we have over almost everything. This is the reason a bunch of terrorists manage to pocket [...]



Pakistan First

By Rizwan Nasar • Jan 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In his annual state of the union address last night, President Barak Obama ended his speech with introduction of Army Ranger Sergeant First Class, Cory Remsburg, who was injured in an IED blast in Afghanistan.  The president spoke about his sacrifices and his long road to rehabilitation. As Cory Remburgs stood up with the help [...]



Lakh Laanat

By Rizwan Nasar • Jan 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

What is wrong with us?  We are 200 million strong with one of the mightiest of militarizes in the world.  We can build nuclear war heads and have our external enemies concerned but this bunch of thugs with little or no education are planning and strategizing to targeting and killing our Generals, high Police Officers [...]