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Revolution Awards

Revolution awards

Ladies and gentlemen I welcome you all to the Pakistan container revolution awards. Every year we bring you a new revolution at odd timings, but this year was particularly special.…

Winds Of Change (Part III)

Winds of change (Part III)

The traumatic recent developments involving the long march to Islamabad of over a hundred thousand persons expressing their deep frustrations at the present political system reflect the agony of the…

Tax Amnesty For Whom?

Tax amnesty for whom?

The Political and Strategy Committee (PSC) of Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI), in a meeting held under its Chairman Imran has expressed deep concern over the introduction of Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill…

New Bailout Package

New bailout package

The government, at the fag end of its tenure, has reportedly invited International Monetary Fund (IMF) for negotiating a three-year bailout programme. It is a rather surprising move, especially its…

March Madness In January

March madness in January

Considered the usual month for political madness in Pakistan, March came early this year, the turmoil complicated by election-year factors. The obstacles of the federal and Punjab governments notwithstanding, the…

Winds Of Change

Winds of change

Much is being written and said about Dr Tahirul Qadri – his background and his motivations. Some claim that he is an agent of foreign countries with the objective of…

The Curse Of Silence

The curse of silence

We are watching a genocide take place before our eyes; Shias are being killed mercilessly. The Hazara community in Quetta has been decimated. The Hazara Shias – numbering some 700,000…

Economic Instability

Economic instability

Increasing government expenditure, basic economic theory maintains, is a powerful policy tool useful during times of recession, with low output and low inflation, as it provides the necessary fuel to…

Defining Times

Defining times

This year promises to be an important one for Pakistan. The country has been undergoing rapid changes – an exploding youth bulge, disastrous politics and a virtual break down of…

To Prevent Rape, Fight Masculinity

To prevent rape, fight masculinity

One month on, public outrage at the gang rape and barbaric brutalisation of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in Delhi, causing her death, refuses to die down. Among the factors driving…