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Ch Nisar is Aasteen Ka Saanp

By Rohail Butt • Aug 30th, 2014 • Category: Politics has learned from the government sources that it was the brainchild of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of Chakri, the interior minister of Pakistan that army be included as facilitator between Imran Khan and Qadri. Chaudhry Nisar as usual managed to overpower Nawaz Sharif, and Nawaz fell for it.
At one side Chaudhry Nisar told Nawaz [...]

PTI MNAs Demand Sheikh Rashid, Dasti to Resign from NA

By Maria • Aug 30th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Circus goes on in Islamabad and everything seems to be tumbling. All the parties involved are loosing popular support and interest of the people. If you look at it from the distance, the spectacle is blissful for the establishment as politicians are fighting like crazy bulls for no cause whatsoever, and military emerges as Angels.
Anyway, [...]

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 [...]

When will our Politicians Become Mature?

By Mahboob Popatia • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Politics

As the last resort, the stakeholders in the ongoing political crisis have decided to accept the mediatory role of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. This is not the first instance. The history is witness that in Pakistan the army is the ultimate state institution to fall back upon in the crisis situations when [...]

These Traditional Rivals

By Maryam Nazir • Aug 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Once again, September is arriving. September holds some harsh memories for Pakistanis. We fought a war with our tradition rival India in this month. Constant harsh attitude of India remind of the similar situation we had back in 1965. BJP president warned Pakistan with a certainty of ‘befitting response’ in future. Well, Pakistan is very [...]

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 [...]

Bakhtawar ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

By Sharafat • Aug 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of late Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari threw ice cold water on her and she got all wet with cold water and was shivering with the cold, but she bravely passed the challenge and that is great. She uploaded her video and then nominated Aseefa Bhutto Zardari for [...]

From Afzal Qaddafi to Afzal Khan

By Rohail Butt • Aug 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Once a con always a con. Afzal started his working life as seller of old magazines. He used to get second hand books and magazines from the embassies and then sold it in the Urdu Bazaar. He was then banned from doing so, as he was caught with one embassy employee stealing the magazine and [...]