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

Young Pakistanis view their politicians with contempt, says a survey….

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….

We are what we choose; and this is our last chance to choose prudently….

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….

Hazaras expose the ugly side of Pakistani democracy…..

Pakistan’s most persecuted minority, the Hazaras of Quetta have exposed the ugly face of country’s so-called democratic dispensation. As against the perception created by media about Army’s negative role in Balochistan, Hazaras have demanded once again that in order to save them from extinction, Quetta should be taken over by the Army. This can be the … More Hazaras expose the ugly side of Pakistani democracy…..

Ten things I hate about “this” democracy….

By: Hussain Saqib Pakistan has a unique brand of a political system which its politicos insist to call Democracy. It provides them cover to do whatever under the sun. It is stable yet it is also so fragile that it comes under threat each time a high-level functionary of ruling political coalition comes under spotlight for any … More Ten things I hate about “this” democracy….