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Rumor Mill: Dr. Aafia’s missing children possibly linked with Bilal Musharraf

The Rumor Mill series on this blog is basically based on a number of tips that have been heard or received by this scribe in someway or another, as customary of Pakistani politics the grapevine reports tend to carry a lot of weight. Problem with these grapevine reports is that it can very well be […]

Rumor Mill: ASP involved in Murtaza Bhutto’s murder compensated by Dogar Court

This rumor report has been submitted by a credible source, naturally more investigation is still needed Last night at a wedding a very senior government officer narrated to me a strange story. He said that he has seen a Supreme Court document, which is a decision on the application of ASP Shahid Hayat who was […]

Rumor Mill: Salman Farooqi wants PNSC to send a special ship to the US

I have just received this update via email, I try to be very careful on what get published on my blog, and do not necessarily react to rumors unless I can personally verify it from a trusted source. Truly this email simply amused me, it seems according to this unnamed source that Salman Farooqi has […]

RUMOR MILL: Zardari and Musharraf (rep) inside US Embassy

It is being reported (1500 PST Geo News) that a high level meeting is underway inside the US Embassy with Asif Ali Zardari and representatives of Pervaiz Musharraf. The meeting is supposed to be with the US Ambassador and his staff trying to negotiate a peace / alliance between PML-Q and PPP. The report has […]

Update on ASP Shahid Hayat rumor

After the publication of our latest Rumor Mill report which concerned the alleged pardoning of the Police officer involved in the murder of Murtaza Bhutto by the Dogar Court, we very soon received a confirmation report from another credible source who states Yes, all the police officers implicated in the Murtaza Bhutto case (including Shoaib […]

Safe Exit Today = Safe Entry for future Dictators tomorrow

With Musharraf’s last Presidential address barely an hour ago there is a definitely concern amongst many that it is welcome news to see the dictator stepping down but the news of safe passage to foreign lands is concerning as if Musharraf were to get up and walk away would in all likelihood mean that it […]

Pakistani Bloggers and Zardari: A Suggestion for Both!

Guest Blog by Silence fromIslamabad Observer Blog Bloggers are also socio-political commentators; any change in the social and political landscape of a society will mean a shift in blogger’s orientation. Unlike mainstream media men, bloggers are considered to be voice of ‘people’ as they themselves belong to various political and social backgrounds and reflect what […]

Dr. Aafia Indicted on Murder Charges but No Terrorism Charge

A US court on Tuesday announced the indictment of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui for allegedly attacking US agents who went to interrogate her after she was arrested by local police in Afghanistan.  Dr. Aafia Siddiqui faces One count of attempting to kill US nationals abroad; One count of attempting to kill US officers and employees; One […]

Khalid Shahinshah, key suspect in BB’s murder assassinated in Karachi

A key witness of a Bhutto assassination has been shot dead in Karachi yesterday on Khy-e-Bhukahri DAWN: Khalid Shahanshah, the chief security officer of PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, was assassinated on Tuesday afternoon outside his Clifton residence, police and witnesses said. They said that gunmen on a white car sprayed him with a volley […]

US still playing ‘Dumb’ on the issue of Judiciary in Pakistan

In a press briefing given by the US State Department on 10th March a few questions were raised on Pakistan and its ongoing judicial & political crisis. It seems that the US Government is still not willing to come clean and talk about the restoration or independence of judiciary, despite one reporters direct question talking […]

The NAB Diaries – Part Four

Guest Post by Amer Nazir Part One of the ‘The NAB Diaries’ can be read here Part Two of the ‘The NAB Diaries’ can be read here Part Three of the ‘The NAB Diaries’ can be read here “Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of […]

If a Bhutto must run Pakistan, why not Fatima? – Jemima Khan

This article appeared in the Telegraph today where Jemima Khan discusses Fatima Bhutto as the most logical heir to the Bhutto dynasty, I might also agree that the 25 year old has the brains and maybe the brawns to take over the reigns of such a big party, but will she? is still an open […]

Does Musharraf face risk of a coup?

Early today morning there were strong rumors throughout he country that the junior squadron of Army leadership had turned onto Musharraf and had him under house arrest, the rumor fizzled out to be smoke and Musharraf went on record to state that this was ‘a joke of the highest degree’ An interesting article by BBC […]

Pakistan at the Mercy of ‘Greedy’ Musharraf

Its not easy for a nation of 160 million people stand on the sidelines helplessly watching one person lead our beloved country down towards a path of destruction simply because of his greed and hunger for power of the kursi. There are strong rumors floating around Islamabad suggesting that Musharraf might enforce a State of […]

Benazir, Eyeing a Return

Can you for a moment imagine a situation where our next Prime Minister of Pakistan becomes Benazir Bhutto a person who was found utterly corrupt not once but on both times she was in office, to now plan for a return to lead us for yet another stint as the Prime Minster of Pakistan. Have […]