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Aik Zardari ….

Aik Zardari ….

The slogan Aik Zardari Sab Pay Bhari (One Zardari enough to face them all) resounds in everyone’s mind today, specially after the day of September 8, 2013 lodged itself into the annals of...
The Z-Hood

The Z-Hood

The story begins with working the way to hoisting the green-white flag. It was when the flag-bearer Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s speech to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947 targeted the would-be...
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...
Busting the Myth of Zardari

Busting the Myth of Zardari

Is he really the king of Byzantium, the grand master of intrigue, the uncrowned political oracle?  Four years into his term despite all odds and even his detractors have come to peddle with glee his...
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...
President’s Indemnity and Islam

President’s Indemnity and Islam

I have serious reservations on religious arguments being used to fuel or support political confrontations.
Let the Letter Be Written, Mr President

Let the Letter Be Written, Mr President

Let the letter be written, Mr President, for your party which was founded for the people on a social welfare platform. Let it be, so that this People’s Party can survive beyond the histrionics of...
What Do They Want?

What Do They Want?

This month’s circus has three major players – the PPP, the GHQ and the Supreme Court (SC). Whenever I don’t fully understand what the..
The Downside of Martyrdom

The Downside of Martyrdom

  Once Prime Minister Gilani makes up his mind, he’s full of indecision. In the mouth of our chief executive, the practice of flip-flopping has been elevated to the equivalent of...
The Final Episodes of a Political Fiasco

The Final Episodes of a Political Fiasco

It is only the beginning of 2012, but one can very well predict the course this year might take, right from its very onset. If PTI’s ‘Tsunami’ and ‘Memogate issue’ shook some political...
Is Aitzaz Ahsan the Next PM?

Is Aitzaz Ahsan the Next PM?

According to a source extremely close to the president, it seems that serious discussions are underway about replacing Prime Minister..
Zardari’s Counter-Insurgency

Zardari’s Counter-Insurgency

In effect, Babar Awan would sing, tweet and scream; Haqqani would play the good-servant and fall on his sword; and Jahangir..
Our President is Back

Our President is Back

Rejuvenated and recuperated, President looks all set to defend his bastion.
PPP’s Dysfunctional Goal v/s Democracy

PPP’s Dysfunctional Goal v/s Democracy

Zardari’s been called crazy before – crazy like a fox, that is – but this seems to be a different, more portentous kind of craziness.