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100 Day KPK Honeymoon is Over

100 Day KPK Honeymoon is Over

  The 100 day honeymoon of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has at last come to an end. It will be only fair to state that other than the online FIR system introduced, hardly any note-worthy...
The Light Spin to Khan Following

The Light Spin to Khan Following

Melodramatic and over- the-top are two best expressions for  the Pakistani politics scene; at least this is what shows so far. Each of us choses to be on the extreme end of opinion, with initial...
New Record of Intolerance and Immaturity

New Record of Intolerance and Immaturity

On 31st July 2013, Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt of court notice to Imran Khan of PTI against his speech on 26th July 2013, which contained ‘critical and derogatory’ remarks against...
Blame Game Never Brings Change

Blame Game Never Brings Change

Let us not seek the PPP’s answer or the PML (N)’s stand , but let us all wait for the right one. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the...
PTI’s Afterthoughts Galore

PTI’s Afterthoughts Galore

Pakistan’s political landscape is richer, more promising and more colorful with the addition of a new combination of red and green stripes. That PTI is a political reality in Pakistan’s...
I Dreamt of Khan’s Win

I Dreamt of Khan’s Win

I had this sincere wish and gut feel that Imran Khan might pull off a major upset against all odds in the recent elections and I believe the same sentiment was shared by a lot of people across...
Imran Ready to Bowl

Imran Ready to Bowl

Imran ready to bowl. This gentle breeze blowing in from North. Fragrant. Whiff of expectation in the air. Imran starts running. Head lunging forward, piercing gaze, body curved in a magnificent arch,...
New Pakistan? Where?

New Pakistan? Where?

I can’t rant enough – the audacity of it all – Naya Pakistan!  From which dark, god-forsaken recess of the mind did we conjure such a travesty? Surely Jinnah & Co. had it so much...
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...
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...
One Slogan, Many Faces

One Slogan, Many Faces

Let’s cut it short, a few days back I was traveling to Manchester from London on a train, sitting along with window browsing on my phone and enjoying the heavenly winter chill.   To my...
Rebuttal: Imran Khan – a Man with No Plan

Rebuttal: Imran Khan – a Man with No Plan

Like I started off in my last rebuttal, I will do the honors yet again!   “Thou art not a writer? Flay Imran and so shalt thou become a writer.”   May it be electronic media or print...
Imran Khan – A Man with No Plan

Imran Khan – A Man with No Plan

Imran Khan contended for 16 years and finally made a grand political entry after 30 October public gathering in Lahore. He certainly became a galvanized crowd puller. From an obscure player, he is...
Mr.Khan- A Charming Personality but Beleaguered Politician

Mr.Khan- A Charming Personality but Beleaguered Politician

Standing in the center of Manto Park, looking at all the excitement around me among the kids, the youth, elders, the females and males alike and the sea of red-green flags in full mast, observing the...
A Journey from Zero to Zenith

A Journey from Zero to Zenith

  He was told that politics was not his cup of tea. He turned it down. He expressed his stolid trust in the Pakistani nation. With a vision of liberating the Pakistani nation from a corrupt...
The Illusion of the ‘Change’

The Illusion of the ‘Change’

Revolution has been the talk of the town with regular slogans that a Tsunami is going to sweep the country in the coming years. The general election is around the corner and the political parties...
Mr.Khan- a Better Player than Politician

Mr.Khan- a Better Player than Politician

Imran Khan the name that has once again become the topic of almost all drawing room discussions. There is not a single gathering where Mr. Khan is not talked about. The discussions have varying views...
Keep Welfare Institutions Out of Politics!

Keep Welfare Institutions Out of Politics!

There is a lot to play for in Pakistani politics since the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Pakistani and US officials. This has opened gates for the transfer of approx...
Will Khan Sahib Do it for Us?

Will Khan Sahib Do it for Us?

Let me use the decade’s clichés: load shedding, inflation, poverty, terrorism, lack of basic necessities, and blah blah blah. It actually induces nausea saying these words, but what’s the escape...
Imran Can

Imran Can

He utters the same clichés, spouts the same idiom, his intensity and passion are no different while he holds out the same platter of promises. It is all so déjà vu. Yet he stands out in this sea...