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Posts Tagged ‘Tahir ul Qadri’

Imran Khan Becomes Mureed of Tahir ul Qadri

By Rohail Butt • Jun 28th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

We remember that the `Kuptan` badly wanted to join the infamous sit-in of Allama Doctor Sheikh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri Canada Walay in Islamabad. He was leashed with great difficulty by Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other relatively sane and experienced people and saved PTI from a surefire public insult. But love for TuQ from [...]

Qadri Making Overseas Pakistanis Political Party

By Sameer Shaharyar • Feb 19th, 2013 • Category: Politics

Our one and only Sheikh ul Islam has yet again fished out a ray of hope our of pitch black darkness. From the black judgement of Supreme Court over his petition about the Election Commission, Janab-e-Qadri has enabled himself to emerge as the sole representative and leader of overseas Pakistanis in Pakistan.
Now can you beat [...]

Chief Justice Cut Qadri to Size

By Ali Yar Khan • Feb 13th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After so much time, today I am extremely happy with the Chief Justice of Pakistan and his court. He is really representing the beacon of justice and another pillar of state, defending the democracy and its components and judicially dealing with the anti-state elements.
TuQ, The Tahir ul Qadri cut his own feet when he entered [...]

Pow Pow PML-N

By Faiza Iqbal • Feb 8th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The poor and common people of Pakistan once again proved that they are far more powerful, resilience and determined than the elite of this country. We just saw yet another live spectacle of that during the sit-ins of Minhaj ul Quran and PML-N.
In the extreme biting chill and cold of Islamabad, thousands upon thousands of [...]

Imran and Qadri ; Pyar Tu Hona Hi Tha

By Rohail Butt • Feb 7th, 2013 • Category: Politics

PTI and PAT seem like zig-zag or Rukhsana-Durdana.
The cat is out of the box and so is the mouse. Qadri was sandwiched between Qureshi and Hashmi; all three oozing foam from their mouths against election commission. Both don’t have any representation in the assembly, yet PTI was on board during formation of this ECP, but [...]

An Open Letter to General Kayani & CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry

By Zafir Zia • Feb 2nd, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Why are those at the helm of affairs whether the political elite or the civil/military establishment suffering from the ‘ostrich syndrome’? Karachi is bleeding profusely because people in the corridors of power are sticking their heads in the sand for the last five years. Karachiites are left at the mercy of killers, extortionists land and [...]

Why PTI is the Winner After Qadri’s Long March

By Azeem Khan • Jan 26th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story

Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Long March ended with an anti-climax. The revolutionary zeal of the protestors was rewarded with a compromise. As the dust settles on another vital episode in Pakistan’s foremost soap opera, the character who will come out strongest is Imran Khan.
When PTI decided to boycott the 2008 elections it was subjected to endless abuse by [...]

Qadri Planning March in Lahore Against PML-N

By Rohail Butt • Jan 25th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

May be Tahir ul Qadri read the Brig(r) Junaid’s article about strategic mistakes or he might have got the signal from Rawalpindi, he is planning his sit-in against the PML-N government. He is finalizing the location, and there are two options right now for him to stage that sit-in.
First the Punjab Assembly, and the other [...]

PML-N to steal the show

By Mughal Ejaz • Jan 23rd, 2013 • Category: Politics

Election buzz is on and political maneuvering has got full potential. Turn coats are leaving and joining the parties and new alliances are on the cards. With every passing day political temperature is rising. Tahir ul Qadri gimmicks show the intensity and wary of forthcoming elections.
Qadri was planted by establishment or ruling party to score [...]

Politics saved, State… we can decide later

By Rai Azlan • Jan 22nd, 2013 • Category: Politics

Pakistan is a place that always loves to keep a spot in the news and mostly not for good reasons same goes with the Pakistanis either living in it or carrying the name of the country around the globe. I can still remember when my professor at University of West of England asked me “Rai [...]