Category Archive: Debate Desk, Featured

Will PTI be a Success in KPK?

Will PTI be a Success in KPK?

Thank God! The ‘tsunami’ has hit KPK with all its fury and fervor, where PTI has emerged as the most popular party in this province by bagging biggest chunk of provincial assembly seats. The...
Did PTI Deliver a ‘New Pakistan’?

Did PTI Deliver a ‘New Pakistan’?

Let’s begin by juxtaposing the pre and post-election political scenarios of Pakistan with an aim to weigh the after effects of the debut entry of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as a...
Tea Partying in Pakistan (So Imran lost..)

Tea Partying in Pakistan (So Imran lost..)

There should be no two opinions about this anymore. Even if Imran were to have won the 25 seats where he claims rigging took place, he would still have lost. Yes he managed to bring a previously...
Karachi Can Not be Hijacked

Karachi Can Not be Hijacked

If any party presumes that they have propriety rights to Karachi, it’s about time they get a reality check and in one word, “Back off”. Our beautiful metropolis, an eclectic fusion of cultures,...
Why Vote for PTI and Arif Alvi?

Why Vote for PTI and Arif Alvi?

Being one of the founding members of PTI, ex Secretary-General of PTI’s from 2006 until 2013, Arif Alvi happens to be one of the most dependable candidates standing from the N-250 sector.  ...
Why Vote for PPP and Sassi Palejo?

Why Vote for PPP and Sassi Palejo?

Sassi has emerged to be a liberal politician belonging to PPP, contesting from Thatta PS-85 constituency, whose moderate approach and particular activism for human and women’s rights has earned her...
Election Campaigns Or Verbal Abuse?

Election Campaigns Or Verbal Abuse?

All  we see these days in the name of election campaigning is plethora of mud-slinging taunts and amusing songs by all electoral parties. What is even astonishing is the idea behind their...
My New Right- To Vote

My New Right- To Vote

It’s quite a news that voting in Pakistan is now a religious right. I don’t much know about the nuances of Shariah, hence I would refrain from commenting over it. However, I’d still like...
PTI is Leading, Not Pleading (Rebuttal)

PTI is Leading, Not Pleading (Rebuttal)

I couldn’t help smiling after I read the scholarly article “PTI- leading for Votes”. Starting off again with the trademark line of my rebuttals:   “Thou art not a writer? Pick up a pen,...
PTI Pleading for Votes

PTI Pleading for Votes

  You cannot convince a voter by knocking at his door at 3PM, summer afternoon.   The ongoing door to door campaign by PTI’s “tabdeeli razakar” is not bringing fruitful results...
An Excuse to Rape?

An Excuse to Rape?

Could pornography be given as a reason for a vicious rape assault on a 5 year old? Apparently yes. The idea has triggered a huge debate in India with Sunny Leone, Indian-Canadian porn star, starred...
Nation’s Dream is Hung Parliament

Nation’s Dream is Hung Parliament

Election in Pakistan is around the corner and the cities like Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta are showing no fineries of election with different flags and slogans. The terrorism which has engulfed...
The Return of Musharraf

The Return of Musharraf

It has been some time since I wrote a blog titled Was Musharraf Better than This Democracy? [http://blogs.thenews.com.pk/blogs/2012/01/what-happened-to-musharrafs-slogan/]   My blog had...
Is Terrorism Muslim?

Is Terrorism Muslim?

Last time I checked, terrorism had no nationality or religion. It was defined as the senseless slaughter of innocents by perpetrators of violence. No matter what causes these terrorists claim to...
How do we Define Good Muslims?

How do we Define Good Muslims?

I am amazed by my compatriots in Pakistan. Every day I meet someone who leaves me spell bound wondering what exactly happened in this country that has turned us into what we are. Sometimes the...
The Charms of ECP

The Charms of ECP

It is finally over! Who would be participating and who would be chased out? Who has a “fake degree” and who has the got reall? All of the raging questions resolved almost 4 weeks before election....
Politics of N League

Politics of N League

The most awaited elections in Pakistan’s history are finally close to reality. So-called intelligentsia is crying out loud on almost every TV channel that PML-N is the most favourite party to...
Is Ziaul Haq Haunting Election 2013?

Is Ziaul Haq Haunting Election 2013?

Who doesn’t think that upcoming elections in Pakistan would be of any less importance than is speculated? The recent news related to the candidates of the election is entertaining yet...
Imran Will or Not?

Imran Will or Not?

The question is superfluous. Imran already has. The question is untenable as it implies a sweeping electoral victory to be the ultimate victory. This notion of victory conveniently ignores Imran’s...
Tsunami Plus – Exclusive!

Tsunami Plus – Exclusive!

Finally the ‘tsunama’ (the higher form of tsunami) struck Lahore yet again. Never in my whole life did I see such oomph and verve in the participants. The slogan of ‘Naya Pakistan’ became the...
A Comparsion Between Rehman Malik and Darth Vader

A Comparsion Between Rehman Malik and Darth Vader

“They were dressed like Star Wars characters,” said the (currently in the process of being) former minister of interior two years ago, talking about the terrorists who attacked the Mehran navy...
The Perfect Candidate to Vote for is…

The Perfect Candidate to Vote for is…

While I write this, I have a whole vintage of faces in front of me. Faces heavily lined with the burden of responsibility, saluting the lurking ghost-images of Jinnah and Allama Iqbal in the...