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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 [...]



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 [...]