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Lessons for Nawaz and Imran

By Ali Yar Khan • Sep 3rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Mess in Islamabad is highly likely to clear out today or by max tomorrow. Javed Hashmi’s revelations have punctured Imran Khan and Qadri’s case and have exposed the nexus of them with the establishment. That is why they have come down from the high pedestal and negotiations with the committee is bearing fruits.
There are so [...]



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 [...]



Hashmi Exposes Them All - Beautiful Day in Pakistan

By Tazeen • Sep 1st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Now we know how coups happen in Pakistan. What Javed Hashmi has done is probably the best thing ever happened on political front in Pakistan. Pakistan has seen many coups since its inception, but we only came to know about them after they happened. And still we don’t know who was involved, who were characters, [...]



Democracy Begging For Mercy

By Tazeen • Sep 1st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Desperate Imran Khan and Stake-less Tahir ul Qadri can go to any length in this situation as they have already lost the moral edge, which Qadri obtained after Model Town tragedy and Imran obtained through his electoral reforms demands. This is the time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can chip in and directly access both [...]



Imran and Qadri Attack State of Pakistan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Islamabad is under attack. It’s absolute havoc here in the red zone of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri’s armed supporters are trying to march forward but shelling from the police is deterring their movement. They have already attacked parliament house, president house, and now advancing towards Prime Minister house.
Supporters of [...]



PML-N Shooting in Foot Daily

By Ali Yar Khan • Aug 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Comedy of blunders goes on from the PML-N government. On daily basis, they successfully manage to embarrass themselves in front of public due to their anxiety, confusion, lack of strategy, vision, pragmatism and refusal to adapt to the changing times. Shame on Qadri and Imran, that even after these blunders of PML-N, they still haven’t [...]



Again Politicians are Bad and Chief is Great

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Give extension to that most powerful person in Pakistan, who is retiring in October, and everything will be creamy and breezy again. That is the primary reason for all this fuss. Letting go of Musharraf and working as a Zombie Prime Minister are just secondary demands which have to be done no matter what, but [...]



Forestalling the altercation

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Aug 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Many distinguished experts are showing concerns over ongoing squabble between government on one side and the revolutionaries on the other. So far the demonstrations have been peaceful, but how long it would remain like that is worrying every serious Pakistani intellectual and critic of  politics. In the current scenario the JUI and PMLN supporters are [...]



Shahbaz Sharif Doesn’t Deserve Hanging

By Ali Yar Khan • Aug 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Model Town incident was a tragic one, but has our Police done it first time? Don’t we see daily carnage of people in Karachi, Quetta, and other parts of the country? How many times CM Sindh, CM  Balochistan or CM KPK have been asked to resign and put a noose around their necks? Why single-out [...]



Endgame of Present Crisis

By Mahboob Popatia • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

One recalls the Pakistan National Alliance movement of 1977 that demanded resignation of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and holding of fresh general elections. When the PNA movement got momentum, a stage came when the Pakistan People’s Party, which was in power, decided to demonstrate its popular support. Perhaps that was the point when the army concluded [...]