On August 17, 1988, President and Chief of Army Staff General Mohammad Zia-ul Haq, number of army officers and American Ambassador to Pakistan Arnold Raphael were killed in a plane crash. On that fateful day, Chairman Senate Ghulam Ishaq Khan assumed power as Acting President and Vice Chief of Army Staff General Mirza Aslam Beg [...]
Posts Tagged ‘mehrangate’
Mohammed Yousuf, Advocate, (Amicus) recently talked to TPS, some of the excerpts.
Mr. Mohammed Yousuf Memon Advocate was born in 1949 in Bhavnagar, the capital of the Princely State of the same name (it was also called Gohilwad) in Gujarat, India. His father, Abdul Ghafoor Seth, was a well-to-do businessman and an elder of the native [...]
There is sea difference between the two cases which have recently taken Pakistan by storm, or shall we say which took Pakistani media by storm in the recent weeks. With all fairness, the common Pakistanis are not much bothered by these two, yet they are the two topics which are boiling right now.
It’s quite telling [...]
For the TV anchors and the paper samurais, the scandals of memo and mehran may have lots spice and juice and enough material to keep shouting, but ask from the common Pakistani who frantically switches on TV after hours of load-shedding in the hope that someone somewhere might be doing something to resolve the problem [...]
Lt-General (r) Ahmed Shuja Pasha would be person with mixed feelings as he leaves the most powerful seat after the COAS in Pakistan. He would be relaxed to get rid of extremely strained, pressure and aggressive responsibilities, and he would certainly be already missing the power and perks, and moreover he would be not so [...]
Dissident voices are on the rise in Balochistan. Tribal belt is already disturbed due to drone attacks from the US and power play by Pakistani and Afghan Taliban’s factions. Gilgit valley is burning in lawlessness triggered by sectarian game players. We are being pushed towards a dead end due to short sightedness of our political [...]
In its first phase US publishes a Human Rights Watch Report on Baluchistan
WASHINGTON: It is said that guilt and shame were the two dominant feelings that overwhelmed many Pakistanis at a US congressional hearing room on Wednesday 8th February 2012 as witnesses detailed human rights abuses in Baluchistan. Some were also troubled – while some [...]
The people are living in that part of the earth, Pakistan:
Wherein, after general elections, when Z A Bhutto’s dubious National Assembly met in Islamabad on 28th March 1977, only the PPP members had shown up. He offered to enter into a dialogue with the opposition thinking that it would settle for increased representation in [...]
Memogate issue is dead but it may be repeated again in some other shape as has been happening before in the checkered history of Pakistan. Some cases are not decided in the courts but the history notifies their judgments; as has been in the case of Mehran Bank Scandal of 1996. In the pages of [...]
Cheikh Justice must be crying in anger as the plane of Husain Haqqani, the erstwhile ambassador and hero of Pakistan sour into air as a free man and went abroad to once again illuminate the good name of the country. Kudos to the President and Prime Minister for bringing the lad home, putting him through [...]