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Postscript to the May 11th Elections in Pakistan!!

By Dr. Haider Mehdi • May 31st, 2013 • Category: Politics

In many ways, Pakistan’s May 11th, 2013, general elections have been historic. The predictable probabilities and the logical projections are that the magnitude of this election’s fallouts on the country’s political landscape will have monumental consequences for this nation for years to come. Will those resultant effects be positive or negative? The nation will have [...]

Avoiding Attitude of Imran Khan

By Tazeen • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I am perplexed to understand as why the chairman Imran Khan, a.k.a Captain is shirking from taking part in national happenings. He didn’t attend the Chinese Prime Minister various functions when he was in Pakistan, he didn’t go to Karachi to condole for the assassination of his own party leader Zahra, and he is not [...]

10 Lessons Learned from Election 2013 in Pakistan

By Dr. M. A. Khayal • May 26th, 2013 • Category: Features

Post-election hubbub is in high pitches as usual magnified higher by the ever-excited and breaking-news crazy electronic media of Pakistan. Victory celebrations, rigging allegations. angling and tilting of different media person towards different parties, hopes from the upcoming government and secret wishes of some for it to fail as quickly as possible are no different [...]

A Note to Mian Nawaz Sharif!

By Dr. Haider Mehdi • May 26th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

This column is being written without bias, prejudice, pre-judgments or any party affiliation.  It is a conceptual and analytical reflection on the state of affairs with which this nation of 180 million people is faced with – So help me God!
Irrespective of the May 11th general elections, God knows exactly what happened at the polling [...]

PTI’s Grand Achievements in the Elections

By Naughty Shakil • May 25th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I previously worked as Polling Agent and also as Election Agent for fun this time i was assistant presiding. I was eager to know all the process , I received a letter from ECP through which i came to know where i have to perform my duty  and when will i receive training. The training [...]

Narowal Rejects Nuch Punjaban Nuch

By Guest Blogger • May 22nd, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

NA-117 is a rural constituency which asks for all the efforts in the world to get victory. Winning from Narowal requires 50% biradari vote, 30% development vote, and 20% party vote. If you have all these three ingredients, only then you can cook and enjoy the great and sumptuous meal of victory.
During his first visit [...]

PTI Goons Harrassing Saad Rafique Wife and Kids

By Rohail Butt • May 21st, 2013 • Category: Politics

Just like pets cannot digest ghee, the people with low self esteem cannot digest their defeat. There are various media reports and also eye witnesses that the PTI goons are now harassing and threatening the family of Khawaja Saad Rafique after losing in Lahore constituency. Even PTI family columnist Hassan Nisar has mentioned that in [...]


By amicus • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

That general elections were held despite all odds is itself a great achievement. Things appeared too uncertain until General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani made it absolutely clear in his address at the GHQ on the occasion of the Martyrs’ Day on April 30 that “Allah willing, General Elections would be held in the country on 11th [...]

Election 2013: Defeat of Corrupt Media in Pakistan

By Farooq Cheema • May 19th, 2013 • Category: Politics

We all know, media whether print, electronic or social, plays an instrumental role in carving out public opinion in any democratic system. In the past, we have seen how media jolted even some of the world’s most powerful governments by publicizing their scandals and leaking out state secrets. Occasionally media’s role has also come under [...]

Don’t Push MQM to Wall

By Tabish Siddiqui • May 19th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

If a wealthy DHA aunty is gunned down, the whole media and DHA goes crazy, but if hundreds of MQM workers and candidates are assassinated during the election campaign and before that, nobody utters a squeal. It is this differentiation which forces the loyal and patriotic leaders like like Akhtar Mengal, Bugti, and Altaf Bhai [...]