Tag: Musharraf

  • You deserve what you get

    For sometime I contemplated if this article may best be simply linked too in the collection of Decidous Links [mini-links] we have running on the blog but then it would not have opened an opportunity for comments and reactions and I suspect this heart felt article by Ghazala Minallah might evoke some comments from our…

  • Safe Passage for Musharraf – for What?

    There are strong reports coming in from Islamabad that General Musharraf may truly [finally] be unseated and sent home packing. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held an extremely important meeting with President Pervez Musharraf at the Army House Rawalpindi late on Wednesday. The meeting continued till after midnight lasting more…

  • The Package is out !!!

    by Afzal Khan Islamabad May 24 The Constitution Package proposed by the PPP is partly out. It is comprehensive and probably first attempt to cover a broad spectrum of changes and correct distortions made by military rulers since the original document was approved in 1973. It also tries to enshrine most part of the Charter…

  • All The President’s Men

    by Afzal Khan Islamabad May 24 Musharraf keeps his strangle hold on the governance Islamabad May20:”We want governance and not just government”, PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari had bravely declared soon after elections. Unfortunately for him, that runs counter to Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf’s concept of shedding the authority he had usurped in 1999 and has…

  • Cui Bono: Is This Constitutional Amendment a Ploy?

    Guest blog by Temporal from Baithak The media is speculating about a 62 point draft of a constitutional amendment that would ostensibly cleanse the 1973 constitution of the changes made by Pervez Musharraf. “Pakistan’s main ruling party has drafted a set of constitutional amendments that would erase the legacy of President Pervez Musharraf, its leader…

  • Chairman CBR dancing away…. [Updated]

    Abdullah Yusuf (Chairman CBR) seen doing an exotic dance in a suit in front of an excited crowd which also had Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz seated in the front rows. I just found it amusing… Enjoy Credit Faisal Khan | Download Clip Video updated with the longer version and a clearer image

  • Is the Judges Issue a Distraction to the Economic Crisis?

    The most common argument that I get asked day in and day out, is “Judicial issue is diverting the governments attention from the core issue of the economical crisis”, in response I have endlessly argued against the rhetoric, since I have long since believed that the economical problem though valid and very important is more…

  • Toothless Election Commission delays bye-elections

    In a very surprising development the Election Commission of Pakistan has today announced that the by-elections for the vacant seats in the National and Provincial assemblies which was scheduled to be held in June have now been delayed for two months. Immediately at the outset President Musharraf denied any involvement in this development but the…

  • Dubai Talks seemingly successful

    Nawaz Sharif has briefly announced from Dubai that the talks with Asif Ali Zardari have completed and leaders have finally agreed on the restoration of judiciary according to the Murree Declaration, formal and full announcement will be made in Lahore tomorrow Now one must wonder what compromises were made to reach this understanding since the…

  • Musharraf vs Restoration of Judges: Showdown

    An article written by Abbas Kassar in The Pakistan Weekly caught my eye which was titled Musharraf Threatens To Dissolve Assemblies If Judges Restored, it raises some serious concerns about the looming threat wielded by Musharraf and his right to exercise article 58-2(B) of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan. Quite simply utilizing this threat to…

  • Karachi Riots: MQM & The Establishment – To Blame

    I would like to share with you an analysis shared by a lawyer who claims that MQM deliberately started the fight and then took the battle onto the streets if Karachi So far as I have been able to ascertain, the turmoil started around 12.00 in the Karachi Bar Association when a group of lawyers…

  • Review of the Political Situation at the Dawn of a New Year

    With Sunday’s decision by the Pakistan People’s Party to contest the elections, it instantly threw the PML-Q and the ruling elite into a frenzy, the PML-Q had predicted this move and a day before had announced a complete stoppage of their election camping taking the excuse of deteriorating unrest in the country following the assassination…

  • The NAB Diaries – Part Three

    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 It is with a heavy heart that I write today. My condolence to her immediate family and to all who looked up at her and I fear for…

  • HRCP doubts polls can ensure democracy

    Human Right Commission of Pakistan has just sent a press release where they share doubt that these election polls can ensure democracy read the entire press release here The process leading to the January elections holds no promise of any transition to democracy. On the contrary, the elections are being used to sideline critical issues…

  • I am being Haunted by what I said in October

    Back in October immediately after things had started to settle down after the fateful day in Karachi when hundreds of Janesaran-e-Bhutto were killed in the bomb blast attack on Benazir’s reception rally, I wrote a blog post titled Thank God, Benazir Lives where I summed up my view to say. “I suspect that if Benazir…