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The MQM Saga

The MQM Saga

The Lament The recent article in New York Times “Altaf Hussain’s grip on a Pakistani city faces a threat” and BBC documentary broadcast immediately after the elections in Pakistan in May 2013,...
Don’t Blame MQM for Rigging by-elections 2013

Don’t Blame MQM for Rigging by-elections 2013

From Karachi to Peshawar, we witnessed by elections being held for the year 2013 just a few days back. And not that I wouldn’t have loved to take the hassle otherwise, I decided to visit the...
PML-N’s policy shift on Karachi

PML-N’s policy shift on Karachi

Initially, Sartaj Aziz and Iqbal Zafar Jhagra were the only front-runners for presidential office, but when the ruling party PML-N finalized the name of Mamnoon Hussain, it surprised us all.  It was...
Good Politics is always Gray

Good Politics is always Gray

The one positive attitude we can see in Pakistani politics is that there is no black or white in the politics. The recent PMLN and MQM meeting proved that there should always be a gray in the...
The Puzzle of Presidential Election

The Puzzle of Presidential Election

The prophecy of “Aik baari phir Zardari” now seems to be becoming false as we are heading towards the presidential elections to be held on July 30th, and Zardari not being a candidate. His...
Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Imran Khan has turned out to be the biggest disappointment in Pakistani politics. He is playing the same old politics that we expect from PPP and PMLN. “If you can’t perform then create...
Of Hate-mongering and Polarization…

Of Hate-mongering and Polarization…

Last week Pakistan’s political landscape presented the picture of a hyperventilating toddler. The leaked Abbotabad Commission report sent tremors to the highest realms of power whilst SC’s Media...
What if there was No MQM?

What if there was No MQM?

I sometimes wonder what would happen to Pakistan’s politics if there was no MQM. Who would they blame for all their misery and plight? Who would be the common enemy? Who would be branded as...
We Provide Votes in Lyari

We Provide Votes in Lyari

  Recently, MQM Coordination Committee members Slammed CM Sind for his meeting with gangsters of Lyari (PAC) right after taking his oath as newly elected CM. MQM after elections Repeated Stem...
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,...
What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around

MQM (the biggest stakeholder of Karachi), PPP (the biggest stakeholder of Sindh), and ANP (the smallest stakeholder in Karachi) have been facing a string of deadly attacks following explicit threats...
Why Cash on Controversies?

Why Cash on Controversies?

The political speech of MQM leader Altaf Hussain came as a surprise with a dash of hilarity especially as the mention of Quiad-e-Azam became annoyingly unnecessary. People across the country lashed...
14th January-The Re-awakening the Masses

14th January-The Re-awakening the Masses

Taking into account the increasing hardships of the people – the different columnists, political analysts, anchorpersons and even the economists have been talking about the possibility of a...
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...
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’?
Of Equals and More than Equals

Of Equals and More than Equals

Undoubtedly, Pakistan’s politics is more like a live-version of the Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ in both the literal and figurative aspect of the word. Here also, some people think that they have...
Telling Lies? Yes Mama

Telling Lies? Yes Mama

When you hear the look-alikes of our leaders in potentially irreverent television comedies, you know that it is a joke. When the leaders themselves make a statement or answer a question in a press...
Why PTI is better than MQM(Rebuttal PTI-No competition for MQM)

Why PTI is better than MQM(Rebuttal PTI-No competition for MQM)

I couldn’t resist penning down my thoughts after I read ‘PTI- No competition for MQM’. Well, PTI has become blasé about such flaying. The most ludicrous thing was that PTI was being compared...
PTI – No Competition for MQM

PTI – No Competition for MQM

With general elections due in about a year’s time, the country’s ever so heated political environment has got more heated up with existing large scale and so called “New Revolutionary”...
What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Sending in the interior minister to do the job hasn’t worked in the past, and it isn’t going to work in the future.
MQM’s Membership Campaign Farce

MQM’s Membership Campaign Farce

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement recently launched a countrywide membership campaign. At a press conference wherein it announced the campaign, one of the leaders claimed it was being done in view of the...
7 Things I Hated about PTI Jalsa

7 Things I Hated about PTI Jalsa

Sources say it took 80 million rupees for the promotion campaign for this Jalsa.