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 Erdogan is the sole beneficiary of a failed coup in Turkey?

The failed coup will strengthen the hands of president Erdogan to realize his dreams of becoming an all-powerful Sultan of Turkey HUSSAIN SAQIB After the fateful Friday night of the coup-makers, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in charge of the affairs of his country again. When the ill-planned and poorly executed coup d’état was underway, … More Why Erdogan is the sole beneficiary of a failed coup in Turkey?

Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Mullahs’ religious decrees against Edhi were not issued for religious reasons; these are motivated by corporate interests of madrassas threatened by philanthropy. Hussain Saqib Religious seminaries, called madrassas, were established in the Sub Continent to impart education in theology. The seminaries were few and far between and were managed by those men of letters whose academic credentials and moral and … More Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

 Someone somewhere is planning to get rid of the baggage called the House of Saud. In all probability, the Holy Sites are not the target, the target is Custodian of these sites. HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not like “swallow your own bitter pill and burn yourself in the fires of terrorism you have been stoking everywhere.” … More Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

The exercise is being conducted in Thar desert, the same which on Pakistani side of the border is a living paradise of good governance. HUSSAIN SAQIB The timing of this massive exercise is starkly intriguing. Let’s look at the horizon from New Delhi; Pakistan’s political forces are in total disarray, governance structure is collapsing, those … More Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

Panama Leaks, Money Laundering and Off-shore Companies

Only those turn to offshore companies who have no valid answers about the source of their funds HUSSAIN SAQIB Money laundering through offshore companies is a thriller because it involves thick layers of secrecy and clandestine dealings of complex nature. Consider: you hire lawyers to stash your ill-gotten billions in places unheard of and in enterprises which are … More Panama Leaks, Money Laundering and Off-shore Companies