Tag: Pakistan

  • Shamsul Anwar, Hoax? Whodunnit – My Analysis

    As you all may have heard about 3 days back Pakistan was abuzz with the abduction of a 14 yr old girl Madinah Anwar, well as the story played out it turns out that it might have been a con job by the father.  Details can be read in the Express Tribune Article “Conman Shamsul…

  • Jemima Khan responds to Smear Campaign on Imran Khan

    As Imran Khan declares his assets political opponents question his explanation to which Jemima Khan responds to allegation on twitter View the story “Jemima Khan responds to Smear Campaign on Imran Khan” on Storify]

  • Our Right to Know

    About the same time as Secretary Clinton and other powerful members of the ‘Company Bahadur’ were landing at Islamabad airport last week, a US citizen was quietly assuming his responsibilities as the Governor State Bank of Pakistan. There are others who enjoy the unique distinction of being Pakistan’s ambassadors in their own countries. A week…

  • Mera Vote Meri Taqat

    At the Islamabad Innovation Lab, a team envisioned a new technology called “Mera Vote, Meri Taqat”. It has been created to promote awareness for voters. It is a fact that only 36 million people are registered by ECP & NADRA to be eligible to vote, while 56 million aren’t. Mera Vote Meri Taqat targets a…

  • How Shahbaz Sharif "Lost his Mojo"

    As Shahbaz Sharif launches himself into the poetic rendition of Habib Jalib's famous poem – Main Nahin Manta, the irony was inescapable. It was as if he was rebelling against himself. It was a desperate attempt to sell himself as a revolutionary, but no one was buying it. Three years of alignment with the status…

  • TTP must give up arms before talks says Rehman "Dakait" Malik

    In other news "Dr" Rehman Dakait has said that TTP must give up their "arms" before talks ….. He had told reporters “The minimum agenda is that they give up arms and come forward and then there will be talks. But if they think they will keep Kalashnikovs in their hands and also hold talks,…

  • Sermons Alone wont work – Babar Sattar talks about the ruling on Karachi Violence

    Babar Sattar drills holes into the Supreme Court ruling on the Karachi violence – it is high on rhetoric, light on (relevant) substance. The Karachi suo motu case has affixed responsibility for the violence, death and destruction in the city on the federal and provincial governments, political parties and individuals perpetrating crimes. And while it…

  • I want to Brag a Minute about Pakistan

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally not that type who boasts but when I thought about it, what is the one thing which I can show off about? It is my very own mother country PAKISTAN. It’s the country where I was born, brought up and now living my life. I have explored most of…

  • Daniyal Noorani presents Own2Feet

    Daniyal Noorani presents a music video “Own2Feet” telling the story of dysfunctional partners and highlights some of the issues observed in US-Pak relations. I believe in a mere 4 minutes Daniyal has presented a true picture of the imbalance of the US-Pakistan relationship possibly suggesting that its time for Pakistanis to standup for their own…

  • From Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to My Kaptaan – by Dr. Arif Alvi

    Published in The Express Tribune on 3rd August 2011 by Dr. Arif Alvi The crowd was pulsating as Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) continued to talk about Afro-Asian solidarity. Some of us raised anti-Ayub slogans. ZAB stopped us and said ‘abhi naheen’. He was into the third hour of his first public speech after ditching his…

  • Maajid Nawaz: A Global Culture to Fight Extremism

    Maajid Nawaz of Khudi Pakistan delivers a TEDTalk to TEDGlobal 2011

  • Addressing Pakistan’s Sovereignty Deficit

    Christine Fair writes a fairly good assessment of the Pakistan-US love-hate relationship at the German Marshall Fund of the United States to say -> The Pakistan government’s inability to provide for the security and prosperity of its own people has led to questions about its sovereignty, whether in terms of its monopoly of violence, fiscal solvency, or…

  • Stuxnet: Cyber Weapon of Mass Destruction

    I’m sure over the past year you may have accidentally stumbled across the word Stuxnet, it is technically a simple computer virus that has started infecting Microsoft Windows computers since July 2010, I too heard some reports of the virus, but as usual shrugged it aside as just another scare, little did I worry any…

  • Nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown – Fatima Bhutto

    Fatima Bhutto addresses the Sydney Writers Forum shares her opinion on why Pakistan is on the vergo of a nervous breakdown. Can we expect more from her? Or will she continue to remain sidelined?

  • Save the Nukes

    In the past few days I and perhaps many of you have felt exactly the same as we felt 40 years ago in December 1971, when Gen Niazi surrendered to the Indian Army. Some of you were not even born, so lucky you, but most of this group had to face such a humiliation for…