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Shahbaz Sharif Doesn’t Deserve Hanging

By Ali Yar Khan • Aug 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

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 [...]



Shahbaz Sharif Shaheed is Target

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

This time the martyr has been selected from the Punjab. This will not only enable them to eliminate the rising threat of sharifs from the Pakistan most populous and powerful province, it will also let smaller provinces know that they are not the only ones to boast about martyrs. Game plan is clear and implementation [...]



All PTI Struggle for Imran’s Marriage

By Rohail Butt • Aug 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

So that is why PTI girls and boys are dancing in Islamabad dharna as they are celebrating advance Mehndi of Imran Khan. Imran says ,”I want to make New Pakistan so that I could marry.”  Wow, what a lofty, noble, and grand ambition for all the struggle and passion of youth and all other mess.
Imran [...]



The Sectarian Dimension of Inqilab March

By Mahboob Popatia • Aug 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Although Prof. Dr. Tahir-ul Qadri’s ‘Inqilab March’ is a political event, it has potential to assume sectarian dimension. Dr. Qadri subscribes to ‘Barailvi’ maslak of Sunni sect of Islam, which has the largest following in Pakistan. Although some Barailvi groups have reservations about him due to his policies, Dr. Qadri has established himself as the [...]



Zardari Also Supporting Imran and Qadri for Midterm

By Salman Mugsi • Aug 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Yes, it’s all about midterm elections. Pakistan Peoples’ Party hasn’t forgotten or forgiven Nawaz Sharif for his agitation during their era in the wake of restoration of chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhary. That is why Imran Khan has also implicated Iftikhar Chaudhry as one of the riggers during last elections.
Zardari implemented governor raj of Salman [...]



Our Dancing Mao - DJ Imran Khan

By Ali Yar Khan • Aug 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Swishing girls, gyrating boys, pushing each other to get the space, boys getting very closer, girls trying to get away while maintaining their dance moves, throbbing hearts, flailing arms, exciting screams, jumping youth, and the Great Khan ordering one bubbly song after another to keep the girls and boys on their feet, bringing Change in [...]



Nawaz Sharif! Don’t Resign to Mobocracy

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Aug 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I am not your voter, but I am not supporter of mobocracy. If Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri can bring out 50,000  people on D-Chowk and then threaten Prime Minister to resign and government to go, then tomorrow anyone can do that, and some have hinted at that too.
Jan Achakzai, spokesperson of Maulana Fazlur [...]



Qadri Agrees to Exit - Imran Isolated

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Worth A Second Look

Qadri seems to have more political sagacity than Imran Khan, as even before coming to Pakistan he had announced his exit strategy by saying that if there would be any situation where Pakistan Army would confront him, only then he would not proceed. As brass is right now actively mediating, Qadri has agreed to take [...]



PRIORITIES OF PAKISTANI MEDIA

By Maryam Nazir • Aug 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

PTI’s Azadi march and PAT Inqilab has flooded the Pakistani media. Every happening of these long marches is being covered by media. Media in Pakistan hasn’t developed yet as per the developed standards around the globe. But Pakistani media has witnessed various events and incidents of high intensity. Pakistani media is blossoming with every day, [...]