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The TTP And Jirgas

The TTP and jirgas

If empty talks and statements could solve problems, Pakistan would have been a model of development. Disregarding the half-baked solutions given by half-baked intellectuals, the need for effective policies regarding…

Zafar’s Story

Zafar’s story

Today I would like to discuss the book “Senator SM Zafar ki kahani unki apni zubani” (Zafar’s story in his own words) published by Sager Publishers and available from Ziaul…

Violent Elections

Violent elections

Will the upcoming elections be violent? Can a substantial surge in incidents of violence and terrorism cause a delay? These and similar questions are in many minds these days. There…

To The Barricades Once More

To the barricades once more

Normal, everyday politics involving, more often than not, jockeying for position, transfers and postings, everyone desperate to make a fast buck can be as dull as ditchwater, and about as…

Zardari, Nawaz And The Factors

Zardari, Nawaz and the factors

Unfortunately, external forces exercise an unjustifiable influence on Pakistan’s internal issues and politics. By external forces here I do not mean only the Unites States but also Britain, other European…

All In The Family

All in the family

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was 19 when he was named the chairperson of Pakistan’s largest political party.Bilawal’s natural political progression — not uncommon for a scion from a political dynasty —…

The Frenzy

The frenzy

Talk now is firmly focused on the election, which is less than two months away. So far, the PPP and the PML-N remain the two most potent forces in the…

Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible

Remember military dictator Oliver Cromwell telling the members of the Rump Parliament on April 20, 1653, “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately. Depart,…

Viewpoint: Nomination Forms

Viewpoint: Nomination Forms

Just days before the end of its term, the Zardari government locked horns with the Election Commission of Pakistan over amendments to nomination forms. The PML-N too has been expressing…

Dual Nationality

Dual nationality

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is engaged in drafting and seeking approval where required, of a set of rules for prospective candidates, some based on court decisions, for the…