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Bounce back, captain

THE political will to steer the ship out of turbulent waters is certainly under close scrutiny these days. Prime Minister Imran Khan had sought two years to improve governance in…

Britain’s New Captain

Britain’s new captain

Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, is being called by many ‘the British Trump.’ It’s an easy comparison, given their quirky, confrontational styles, prominent blond hair, tribal politics and xenophobic…

PM Kaptaan And His Captaincy

PM Kaptaan and his captaincy

Sooner or later Prime Minister Imran Khan will have to overcome the shock and awe of having become prime minister. Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are in jail. Maryam Nawaz…

Captain Khan Can

Captain Khan can

Given the history of democracy, or lack of it, in much of the Islamic world, it is incredibly uplifting when a Muslim country manages to choose its leaders democratically. The…

The Kaptaan And The Maulana

The Kaptaan and the Maulana

For more than a decade, Imran Khan was the angriest person in Pakistan. In the new division of labour, the burden of anger has shifted to his sworn enemies. The…

Unacceptable remarks

In their eagerness to prove loyalty to their party leadership, following the Supreme Court verdict, Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider and Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman seemed to have lost…

Captain Aladin And Religious Minorities

Captain Aladin and religious minorities

We know that religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. However, we did not know that our national son-in-law, Captain (r) Safdar, was so keen to join the league…

Kaptaan And His Billions

Kaptaan and his billions

Imran Khan has made history yet again by declining the biggest lifafa ever offered in Pakistan. We are not surprised that the great Khan refused to take the envelope containing…

Mobilising finance for climate change adaptation

The Germanwatch Climate Risk Index 2014 has identified Pakistan as the third most vulnerable country to climate change. The impacts of climate change in Pakistan are difficult to deny. Scientists,…