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The Fiction Of Altaf Fatima

The fiction of Altaf Fatima

Hardly a week had passed since the death of Fahmida Riaz that we lost another writer of outstanding merit and talent – Altaf Fatima – who died at the age…

A post-Altaf MQM?

It all started on August 22 with Bhai’s provocative and controversial speech. In a fit of rage, Bhai crossed all moral and legal boundaries by using foul language against the…

The Abrupt Fall Of Altaf’s Empire

The abrupt fall of Altaf’s empire

Altaf Hussain has an unenviable record of stirring up violence by remote control from London. More than any other leader in our chequered history, he is adept at playing the…

Viewpoint: Altaf Bhai’s Diatribe

Viewpoint: Altaf Bhai’s diatribe

It is hard to believe that the leader of a mainstream party could invite Nato and UN forces deployment in any part of this country. Unfortunately, that is what the…

Extraditing Altaf

Extraditing Altaf

THE recent speech by Altaf Hussain has enraged many in Pakistan. There are calls that he be tried for sedition, offences against the state, or high treason. Indeed, some new…

Altaf’s Recipe For Disaster

Altaf’s recipe for disaster

The suggestion for the formation of a national government by Altaf Hussain and his call to the generals to come forward without wasting time and the adoption of unconstitutional means…

Mirza’s memoirs- Part – II

Prof Ian Talbot while referring to the acerbic criticism of Iskander Mirza’s politics in a paper refers to M M Syed’s research and his discerning opinion: “Mirza was not however…

A land of ladlas

Arguably, the most commonly used disparaging word in the political lexicon of the day is ‘ladla’ -- loosely translated as the apple of one’s eye. In the political context, a…

What’s black and white?

AS the Martyrs Reverence Day was officially marked this week with pledges that their supreme sacrifice would always be cherished and honoured with gratitude, one image from that dreadful day, May 9,…

Permacrisis continued

There is an insidiousness to the triumphant fatalism that many voices in Pakistan are increasingly tending toward. This fatalism isn’t because of any ill intention or lack of integrity –…