Tag Archive:

It’s Pakistan, Not a Jungle

It’s Pakistan, Not a Jungle

A line I have heard several times from people in Canada over the past one month. I was a bit taken aback the first time I heard it. My first instinct was to rudely respond, “Of course I know...
Cricket Drought to Continue!

Cricket Drought to Continue!

The International Cricket Council has announced host countries of the next 18 ICC events, including 6 major events, from 2016 to 2023 with not a single event being given to Pakistan. According to...
IMF or Not?

IMF or Not?

The Aesop fable goes like this: Two frogs while walking their way notice the enchanting sparkles of water in a well. One says why not to plunge inside and enjoy the cool comfort of the water, The...
Can DNA tests bring Justice to Rape Survivors?

Can DNA tests bring Justice to Rape Survivors?

Rape: A horrendous and dreadful act. It’s a crime that drowns a smile in an ocean of tears and later if one manages to survive, it plays havoc inside out. Apparently, all seems intact except the...
Well, This is Pakistan!

Well, This is Pakistan!

It’s hard to put it but we live in a strange country where minors are killed when they take small piece of ice from an ice vendor, an air hostess is slapped when she fails to deliver water on...
Nawaz-led Govt Announces Debut Budget

Nawaz-led Govt Announces Debut Budget

The budget projections presented by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led coalition government soon after its formation following May 11 elections is widely being dubbed by the experts and...
Pakistan Cricket: Where is the Talent?

Pakistan Cricket: Where is the Talent?

  The poor show of Pakistani batsmen in Champions Trophy has raised some serious questions about the so-called talent, as we always claim to have, in Pakistan. Besides Nasir Jamshed and skipper...
Can PM Nawaz take the bull by horns?

Can PM Nawaz take the bull by horns?

Pakistan on June 5, 2013 emerged triumphant in adding a new chapter to its democratic and parliamentary history, as the day marked the culmination of the process of transition of power from one...
Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

The outlawed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has backed out on its earlier offer to engage in peace negotiations with the government of Pakistan, following a missile attack by a US pilotless plane...
Tea Partying in Pakistan (Thinly Veiled Racism)

Tea Partying in Pakistan (Thinly Veiled Racism)

Only the most sterile academic analysis can ignore the fact that PPP got the ethnic Sindhi, PML-N got the ethnic Punjabi and MQM got the ethnic Muhajir vote in Rural Sindh, Punjab and Urban Sindh...
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...
Naya Pakistan or the Same Old?

Naya Pakistan or the Same Old?

The election fever is fading away as the whole country is getting geared up for a new Pakistan. But is it the one people were expecting or the one which we had lived before, during the 90s, before...
Resolve the Prisoners Issue

Resolve the Prisoners Issue

  Afzal Guru a Kashmiri incarcerated in the notorious Tihar jail for allegedly storming the Indian parliament in December 2001 was hanged in the small hours of a cold winter morning early this...
The Mystery about our National Anthem

The Mystery about our National Anthem

Among a few things that are truly the identity of any nation, national anthem holds a significant position. Along with the national flag, it represents the country throughout the world and adds to...
National Interest or Personal Interest?

National Interest or Personal Interest?

The revision of petroleum prices on the instructions of Prime Minister of Pakistan came as a welcome message for those who enjoy power corridors and need something to laminate the bad governance and...
Pakistan at the Oscars

Pakistan at the Oscars

Since the turn of the millennium, we’ve slowly become Hollywood’s most fashionable villains. During the cold war there was always a Russian villain in some Hollywood movie, then during the gulf war...
Where are Fair Elections Needed?

Where are Fair Elections Needed?

The ongoing voter verification process in Karachi was supposed to end by Feb.11th 2013, but by the given date 0.7 million voters in all the districts have not been verified yet. The process started...
Should We have Negotiations with Taliban?

Should We have Negotiations with Taliban?

Sounds strange! Isn’t it? Political leaders joining hands to negotiate peace and prosperity of the country with TTP. Willing to bend down to whatever extent possible with an organization accused of...
We Don’t Need a Healthy Pakistan!

We Don’t Need a Healthy Pakistan!

What does health mean to this nation? Economic? Social? Political? But ever Health purely and essentially, Health? I presume Not. Ironically, health in this part of the world is only restricted to...
They Boy who Cried Establishment

They Boy who Cried Establishment

There was once a boy who had inherited a job of leading a flock of sheep’s in a village far away.   This was no ordinary village. It was a blessed piece of land with lush pastures and...
Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

For the past 65 years the defence policies of Pakistan’s military establishment have revolved around our eastern border. Our archrival India was considered the biggest threat to the integrity and...
Militants Aren’t Responsible; Government is!

Militants Aren’t Responsible; Government is!

The first month of the New Year has not ended yet and the count of people died this year is already touching 200. Pakistan, unfortunately, has turned into a country where ‘peace’ is defined as...