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14th August: Pakistan Hostage Day

By Haris Hashmi • Jul 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Imran Khan will take Islamabad hostage on 14th August and Quaid-e-Azam might turn more violently in his grave when Imran will call his destructive march as ‘Azadi’ March. Quaid didn’t know that his struggle for Azadi was not enough, and it would need the Khan from Bani Gala to get real ‘Azadi’ some 67 years [...]



G Ka Jana Thahar Gaya

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You may survive in Pakistan by going against the will of Allah and America, but there is no chance of your survival if you even give a hint of rebellion against Army. No sir, in Pakistan that is not possible for may be next few decades if we manage to remain on the map of [...]



Quest of a Tyrant Savoir!

By Rai Azlan • Jul 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I will not start with how Pakistan came into being; I will not mention that a nation strived for a separate piece of land because they did not want to live as a suppressed minority in that country. And I will certainly not touch the “separate story” that after the Promised Land was acquired by [...]



I am the Royal Prime Minister of Pakistan

By Rizwan Nasar • Jul 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

My name is Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and I am the elected (really) Prime Minister of Pakistan.  My passion is traveling and I have gone on 17 overseas visits since I took office last May.  I am such a great leader that Pakistanis allegedly elected me with heavy mandate the third time over.  Pakistanis are [...]



My CV for Qadri Jobs After Inqilab

By Guest Blogger • Jul 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Name: Inqilaban
Contact: www.pkhope.com
Phone: Nokia
Career Objective:
To chill as much as possible. Please forget all other candidates and give me the job (any job). But pay should be 6 digits after tax plus car with driver and free petrol and government residence. That residence should have an extra big room, so that my sister could shift [...]



Era of uncertainty in PCB over: Najam Sethi

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Jul 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The chairman of the interim management committee (IMC) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, while welcoming the Supreme Court verdict, hoped that the direction set by the apex court had indeed put an end to the ambiguity over the PCB affairs. “The Supreme Court has decided all the petitions and now Zaka Ashraf [...]



Is democracy unIslamic?

By Aftab Alam • Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It was afternoon, 12 Rabi ul Awal 11 AH that heart breaking event of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) passing away was announced in his holy hujra mubarak. The announcement was so tragic that many Sahaba Kiram (RA) of very high status were overwhelmed thereby. It was Hazrat Abu Bakkar Sidique (RA), who managed the situation very [...]



NARRATIVES OF THE SUBCONTINENT’S PARTITION

By Mahboob Popatia • Jul 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In literature on the partition and freedom movement of the Subcontinent, we generally find three distinct narratives that interpret the post-1857 political developments. The official narrative in Pakistan identifies the country’s raison d’être in two-nation theory, the official narrative in India holds the British policy of “Divide and Rule” as responsible for the partition whereas [...]



Why Don’t Our Leaders Learn?

By Rizwan Nasar • Jul 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan is in a state of flux.  If you sit down and watch TV talk shows and visit social forums; it seems that the current government and its leadership are in dismay.  They do not know what to do and what to say.  Nawaz Sharif is desperately trying to prove to the world that all [...]



Raiwind and Raheel

By Ali Yar Khan • Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After 6 years any Prime Minister arrived in General Head Quarters of Pakistan Military. What it means that during the last 5 years of Pakistan People’s Party, neither Yousaf Raza Gilani nor Raja Pervaiz Ashraf were invited. And of course former President Zardari wasn’t allowed anywhere near GHQ.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was formally invited to [...]