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Why the PPP will Wait Until 2013?

Why the PPP will Wait Until 2013?

AZ as president in 2013 gets to say goodbye to the invincibles-in-chief and see the appointment of the new army chief and chief justice.
We Are All Prisoners

We Are All Prisoners

On March 28, 1757, Robert-Francois Damiens became the last Frenchman to suffer the dreadful punishment of drawing and quartering.   A domestic servant who attempted to assassinate King Louis XV,...
Expecting the Unexpected – Memogate Case

Expecting the Unexpected – Memogate Case

Pakistani politics is an endless procession of surprises. The expected never occurs and hardly ever in the expected manner. So, those of us who thought Nawaz, the judges and the khakis combined would...
Treason no more?

Treason no more?

You can’t pin your heart on something until it’s a completely done deal and Pakistani politics has a penchant for throwing up nine-day wonders, but from the looks of things, the sullied rags of...
The Downside of Martyrdom

The Downside of Martyrdom

  Once Prime Minister Gilani makes up his mind, he’s full of indecision. In the mouth of our chief executive, the practice of flip-flopping has been elevated to the equivalent of...
Judicialisation of impeachment?

Judicialisation of impeachment?

Consider if. The dull word that can launch a thousand coups. That can march any allegation into the court of public opinion in the guise of fact. Smear an argument with if and you can tumble from...
Gilani- the Redundant Prime Minister

Gilani- the Redundant Prime Minister

problem with this prime minister is that he’s good for absolutely nothing but being used by others. Charlatanism of some degree..
Is Aitzaz Ahsan the Next PM?

Is Aitzaz Ahsan the Next PM?

According to a source extremely close to the president, it seems that serious discussions are underway about replacing Prime Minister..
PPP’s Dysfunctional Goal v/s Democracy

PPP’s Dysfunctional Goal v/s Democracy

Zardari’s been called crazy before – crazy like a fox, that is – but this seems to be a different, more portentous kind of craziness.
What do Memo,NATO &Veena have in common?

What do Memo,NATO &Veena have in common?

What they hold in common is the scandalous role the electronic media has played in manufacturing uncertainty.
Memogate versus Scepticism

Memogate versus Scepticism

To keep your marriage brimming, they say, with love in the loving cup, when you’re wrong, admit it; when you’re right, shut up. Opinion writing is, perhaps, driven by the same logic – or should...