The hottest and media-favorite topic in Pakistan these days is prosecution of former president Pervez Musharraf announced by the government to escape from charges of mis-governance on the eve of Ashura on last Friday in which score of people lost their lives in sectarian clashes. Nearly every channel, in its prime time talk shows, discusses … More Musharraf in the court of media anchors….
HUSSAIN SAQIB The apex court has to tread with caution. It is the aggrieved party in the case and has been forced by circumstances to sit on judgment in its own cause. Pakistan’s former military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf will face, in person or through attorney, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday. And this … More Judges in their own cause?
The five years’ period of loot and plunder by constitutional oligarchy may have bled the country to near death but the irreparable loss it has caused is to none else but democracy. The kind of kleptocracy which flourished in the last five years in the name of democracy has robbed the real democracy the respect … More Young Pakistanis view their politicians with contempt, says a survey….
It is irony of history that Pakistan never had a representative government after Zia regime. This is true both in qualitative and quantitative terms. Those thrown up as a result of dubious electoral exercise only belonged to so-called elite group without an iota of representation of the people. They never looked like their constituents and … More Voters’ statistics; An overwhelming majority always opted to Vote4None in Pakistan
Nations and societies pay heavily for making wrong choices. This not only affects their present, this also darkens the future of their coming generations. Nations and societies have opportunities, at a regular interval, to make choices of people to manage their security, economy and other affairs of the statecraft. Today, the countries on the wrong … More We are what we choose; and this is our last chance to choose prudently….
If Supreme Court decision on Karachi delimitation of constituencies is any indication, the coming elections in Karachi are not going to be fair, at least in Karachi. ECP violated earlier order of the SC on delimitation under pressure from MQM and put a big question mark on its independence and credibility. Which had already become … More Elections 2013 will not be fair, indicates SC order on delimitation….
Successive attacks on a particular minority, both ethnic and religious, living in Quetta raises so many disturbing questions. The fundamental questions are; is it ethnic cleansing of Hazaras, are they being targeted for belonging to a religious minority, do they pose as a threat to terrorists or a hurdle in the terrorist attacks and deserve … More Quetta tragedy and Iran-Saudi connection….