Category Archive: Debate Desk, Featured

Season of Allegations

Season of Allegations

As elections are nearing Pakistan’s power politics is showing its true colours. In the next few months there will be mud-slinging, blame games and plenty of rhetoric. Do not miss it. It is an...
Free trade with India- Yes or No?

Free trade with India- Yes or No?

A common view -Free trade between the two countries usually at crossroads would only bring substantial economic benefits to both the countries. Statistical support: studies show that the removal of...
PTI- Seriously Overrated

PTI- Seriously Overrated

A fashion symbol , networking opportunity, safe association & the right thing to do. This is what everyone think about PTI . For me it is a little different . For me it is like an old wine in a...
Is Electronic Media Benign or Bane?

Is Electronic Media Benign or Bane?

Electronic Media or for that matter print media is neither benign or bane by itself. The effect lies in the way it is used. If used to, exploit it can result in harm and destruction of highest...
May I Ask Mr. Imran Khan?

May I Ask Mr. Imran Khan?

No wonder, Pakistani politicians are used to issue such reckless statements to give cover to their political moves or policies. In a recent statement after the terrorist’s attack on PAF Base...
Is Our Judiciary Independent?

Is Our Judiciary Independent?

Historically, Pakistani nation has been deceived and trapped into emotional delusions. The nation has to take the blame for its apolitical, gullible, treacherous, and ignorant nature which paved the...
An Open Letter to Ulema

An Open Letter to Ulema

Asalaamu Alaikum. Sheikh, we need to talk. Its about Riba, Banking & Currencies. I feel Islamic Scholars have been treating the symptom as the root cause in financial matters. I will share a few...
Not Again Please!

Not Again Please!

The political pundits had predicted hype in the political scenario after Ramadan when every political party would go all out on its election campaign. Allegations would be made from one side and...
Misfire or Strategic Move?

Misfire or Strategic Move?

  Pakistani drawing rooms and talk shows are resounding with N-League’s onslaught on Imran Khan. As usual, talk shows are only serving a mere purpose of bringing opponents in the wrestling ring....
How has the Government Survived?

How has the Government Survived?

Confusion and ambiguity are two real factors that have been salvaging the somewhat languishing regime of Mr. President. Moreover, two intractable questions that perpetuate both these factors are...
Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam. Though I admit, there is some friction between Islam...
Hate crime, not the juvenile offender

Hate crime, not the juvenile offender

Open your eyes and cast a keen look around, unsurprisingly, you will notice degeneration. It seems purity has taken a one-way flight to an unknown place and replaced by a decay that has made a...
Of Football and Madrassah Kids

Of Football and Madrassah Kids

‘Oh please don’t start acting like a Mullah, you.’   ‘What’s up with the unshaved face? Don’t tell me you are turning into a Mullah. Or should I call you Maulvi Sahab?’  ...
Elections Argument: Fact or Fallacy?

Elections Argument: Fact or Fallacy?

Analysts seem to be bitterly divided on the elections issue. While one school is shouting hoarse the benefits it would bring to the fledgling democracy, the other is adamantly demonizing elections as...
Rebuttal- A Wake-Up Call from Altaf Bhai

Rebuttal- A Wake-Up Call from Altaf Bhai

I’ve become a big fan of Altaf bhai and his cadre. They are masters of masquerade. My respected fellow went drooling over his ‘Wake-up Call’. Let’s have an exegesis on each of the points...
The Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers

“Our work is a sacrifice, dealing with bombs means going to meet death. Death normally comes to people, but we go to death”.   Those were the words of Lieutenant Jassim Hamad Saleh, as shocking...
A Wakeup Call from Altaf Bhai

A Wakeup Call from Altaf Bhai

So, what leaves me wondering is, do we stand next in line for an operation in the guise of the ‘sacred war against terrorism’?
Veena- Hosting Ramadan Transmission?

Veena- Hosting Ramadan Transmission?

  Dispelled it as a joke, blinked out every sms, laughed at my sisters’ insanity, until finally today, I saw Veena’s Ramadan promo on a local channel myself.   Main hoon Veena Malik....
Judiciary vs Executives

Judiciary vs Executives

The first thing that should strike the mind in the ongoing confrontation between the judiciary and the executive is that there is no obvious answer regarding who is right and who is wrong.  ...
Elections 2013- Anticipations and Realities

Elections 2013- Anticipations and Realities

With the next general elections due within a year or so every party has silently geared up its loins and are trying to promulgate their ideas to the masses. The year 2011 proved to be a turning point...
Terrorism vs Mysticism

Terrorism vs Mysticism

Dismissing outright the contention of conversion was forcible, Eaton ascribes it to the influence of living qazis and buried saints, arguing that the shrines of saints who had died, exercise a great...
Why Don’t They Leave Then?

Why Don’t They Leave Then?

As if multitude of problem facing us; war, poverty, terrorism, unemployment, power cuts etc; was not enough, our buffoon leaders grasp every opportunity to embarrass the whole nation in front of the...