What’s this all fuss about? Whom all these people are chanting for? To find the answer take a little walk to the edge of the town; go across the tracks, where viaduct looms like a bird of doom as it shifts and cracks, pass the squares, pass the bridges, pass the streets, pass the stacks [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan politics’
It seems that the days of political peace have at last ended in the country and as the main opposition party PMLN decides to come on the roads and starts attacking the government, things have started boiling everywhere.
President Zardari’s investment in MQM, ANP, and PMLQ is now being tested. For now, MQM and PMLQ are [...]
Vote according to your conscience by rising above the personal vested interests and the mass hysteria. This is the beaten advice we get whenever we talk about the voting in the democratic system. But do we really act upon that advice? No, we don’t. But fortunately, that is not the advice, which is going to [...]
In the backdrop of passage of XVIII Constitution Amendment Act, 2010 and the re-naming of NWFP as Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the resultant movement for carving out more provinces from the existing one like Hazara, Seraiki from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Punjab respectively, would lead to opening of the Pandora Box. The rise of sub-nationalities to demand their [...]
It’s an irony that all previous governments of Pakistan including dictatorships claimed that democracy flourished in their tenure. In support to their arguments, they present the legislature; the body representative of people. Even all the dictators had one. My question is, if federal or provincial assembly presence is sufficed to be called as democracy. If [...]
Those who say that the political parties, especially the country’s largest party PPP is pushing the horizon towards the animosity of the 90’s are lying. The truth is that the certain factions of the establishment, media and judiciary are creating unrest and things are looking bleak and gloomy.
If you don’t watch the talkshows and don’t [...]
Every year before June, governments of every color make tall claims about coming up with a fantastic relieving budget aimed at lessening the miseries of the poor. Poor, now very well aware of the fact that it’s a pipe dream and these monsters are not simply capable and interested in providing relief to the poor [...]
For a common Pakistani the priorities in life are not Politics, current affairs know how or to follow a certain trendy life style. Of course the priority for Pakistanis has always been to find a way to survive in a country where basic human rights are denied, where expenses always exceed the income, where there [...]
In 2007 the matter of judicial reference against the chief justice by the then president Pervaiz Musharaff led to a development of crisis which in turn created a lot of chaos in the country for a long two years.
The creation and intensification of that crisis was mainly caused because of a dictatorial mind set This [...]
Politics in Pakistan mesmerize me. Not only does one enjoy the daily dose of rhetoric that is spewed from the mouths of our beloved politicians, but the one track mind of those in and out of government baffles the mind. Politics in Pakistan, much like the political parties themselves seem to be more inclined towards [...]