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Election May 11, 2013 in Pakistan

By Tahir Hameed • Mar 26th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Election ! Election ! But tell me if the politicians and bureaucrats guilty of crimes and corruption have not been held responsible and accountable and if there are increasing chances of rigging, how can there be any change in the country. Are the 200 big wigs who have trillions of dollars going to give up [...]



The Sleeping Nation

By Tahir Hameed • Mar 22nd, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The PM of Pakistan was standing at Mens’ Store deciding would he look better in an Armani or Versace Suit. His English Instructor was due at his residence at 10 Am. Of course speaking English would be instrumental in passing him as an educated man and help deliver him from the scathing reviews of those [...]



The Pakistan’s Future

By Tahir Hameed • Jan 9th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It is not a particularly enriching future that we can visualize for Pakistan. During the current PPP government more than 100 Billion dollars were lost to corruption. Had such an amount been invested upon paying the national debt or on economic development, we would have seen a positive change in the country’s prosperity.
However what we [...]



Zulfikar Mirza’s Political Blast

By Tahir Hameed • Aug 29th, 2011 • Category: Politics

Zulfiqar Mirza sahib has resigned from the cabinet. In a press conference, he swore upon the Quran that MQM was behind the unrest in Pakistan. He further revealed that ambulance services in Karachi had been used for kidnapping people and for dispatching and dumping dead bodies.
It has been further revealed that the MQM had succeeded [...]



In Middle Eastern Countries

By Tahir Hameed • Aug 27th, 2011 • Category: Politics

In Middle Eastern countries, we have seen a rebellion and a call for dictators to step down. And lately there has been a series of movements in India for an end to corruption. However in Pakistan, the general public seems to be waiting for a Messiah or they seem to be laid back and enjoying [...]



Karachi and Apathy

By Tahir Hameed • Aug 25th, 2011 • Category: Politics

The bloodshed and violence that has become an epidemic in Karachi is exacerbated by the continual struggle amongst gangs from amongst the Pashtun, the Baluchis, the Sindhis and the Urdu speaking people to control the system of Bhatta and forced extortion within the city. And indeed Karachi has attained the position of being one of [...]



In Our World Today

By Tahir Hameed • Aug 11th, 2011 • Category: Politics

In our world today, the specter of materialism and greed has spawned an era where we have forgotten that the true purpose and meaning of our lives was never to live lives that centered about evils such as greed, envy, hate, lying, cheating, backbiting, swindling, usury, gambling, adultery, murder, rape, on talking back to parents, [...]



India Has No Legislature

By Tahir Hameed • Jul 8th, 2011 • Category: Politics

India had no legislature which could be remotely compared to the parliament in Britain. The assemblies were elected but they were not free and independent bodies. Party politics was organized largely on communal basis and within each community there were deep divisions: agricultural versus non-agricultural, urban versus rural and a host of sectarian, tribal and [...]



Why Is This?

By Tahir Hameed • Jul 2nd, 2011 • Category: Politics

I recently saw a programme on GEO where an Olympic cyclist from Pakistan way back in 1960 and who won various other laurels for the nation now in his old age drives a rickshaw to support himself. Though he approached Shahbaz Sharif for help but his cries have gone unheard.
Is this the way that we [...]



The Amazing Pakistan

By Tahir Hameed • Jun 25th, 2011 • Category: Politics

It is amazing that when the two brothers from Sialkot were lynched and murdered in front of everyone’s eyes, no one including the police made any effort to stop the gruesome spectacle of these teenagers being beaten to death and then lynched. Similarly in a village a few days back a woman was stripped naked [...]