Four imminent spoilers of Erdogan’s Caliphate ambitions

There are four possible spoilers that Erdogan is busy dealing with right now; democracy itself, professional armed forces, independent judiciary and free-thinking intelligentsia HUSSAIN SAQIB The failed coup of last Friday has not only changed the way Turkey looked a week back, it has shaken the very foundations of the country and shattered the faith of … More Four imminent spoilers of Erdogan’s Caliphate ambitions

Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not Salim Bukhari; it is the crooks entering the House through fake degrees, rigged polls and proceeds of crime who insult the Parliament Chairman of Pakistan’s Upper House of Parliament, Mian Raza Rabbani, is furious again; not because someone mentioned the M word but because of some loose remarks which slipped … More Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

Pakistan’s SCO membership will create ripples, if not chaos, in the existing order

  HUSSAIN SAQIB Pakistan has finally been accepted as a full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). And this has happened thanks to active support of China and Russia, its time-tested friend and a bitter-foe-turned-friend, respectively. Pakistan, with this new status, has effectively divorced itself from the bondage of its US friendship in order to … More Pakistan’s SCO membership will create ripples, if not chaos, in the existing order

Political elite of fake degree holders jumps into action against Axact

While government’s swift action to raid the offices of an IT company after it was named in a story of the New York Times is commendable, it is quite natural to expect that the government would be vigilante and would closely monitor the activities of all such companies who bring bad name to the country. … More Political elite of fake degree holders jumps into action against Axact

Senate: An assembly of saints and sages or small-time crooks?

Hussain Saqib Members of the Upper House should be “pick-of-the-society”; only those allowed becoming senators who are political equivalent of Saints and Sages. Bicameral parliament, consisting of an Upper House or Senate and the National Assembly, is the product of parliamentary system of the democratic dispensation. In this system, it is the federating units (read: … More Senate: An assembly of saints and sages or small-time crooks?

Terror sponsors rally to support beleaguered Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is politically and physically besieged in his official palace in Islamabad due to a massive sit-in of his political opponents, received support from forgotten allies. Pakistan’s right-wing extremist parties sympathizing with terrorists, some of which are banned by the government due to their terrorists activities, today took out a … More Terror sponsors rally to support beleaguered Nawaz Sharif