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….
Criticizing Israel is no less than an act of blasphemy and criticism by someone from the US can dash all his hopes to be someone important in the administration. Sen. Chuck Hegel from Nebraska and a decorated Vietnam veteran, recently nominated to take the reins of US war machine as Secretary Defense is expected to … More Can Chuck Hagel survive the onslaught of pro-Israeli lobby?
The hereditary political leadership started disappearing from the world political map with ushering in of the era of democracy; because hereditary leadership and democratic values are incompatible. Hereditary leadership is also called dynastic leadership in which heir to the throne is the eldest offspring of the royal family. Wherever in the world, the dynastic leadership … More Pakistan: Dynastic leadership is the cornerstone of democracy
Lawyers’ movement launched in Pakistan in 2007, primarily for restoration of the chief justice, turned into a movement for “rule of law” with the passage of time. This movement had raised hopes of ordinary Pakistanis that they would get justice at their doorsteps. This hope did not materialize but this movement strengthened hands of hyper-active … More CJ’s foot soldiers draw battle lines against Pakistan army….
Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and the civilized societies respect opinions even when they do not subscribe to it. Drones being used to kill terrorists may be a “cost-effective” military solution in the eyes of hawks in US administration but the fact that their collateral damage in the loss of innocent human … More Drone criticism is not an act of blasphemy….
Pakistan’s recent blasphemy case has received international limelight where an 11-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome was arrested in Pakistan, and later released, for allegedly desecrating the Qur’an — the Islamic holy book. The young girl is a resident of a Christian neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, from where over 600 citizens fled after calls for her … More Some bizarre blasphemy cases played down by international media…..
By: Hussain Saqib A Soviet army general was known to be on CIA payroll but KGB could not unearth if the said general had sold any national security secrets to CIA. After disintegration of USSR, he disclosed that he was indeed on CIA payroll but he did not sell any secrets. His only job was … More Mediocrity is the new excellence….