Daily Archives: April 12, 2009

Bhutto’s name lives on

By Wajid Shamsul Hassan

Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed in the dark of the night and rushed for burial to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in a C-130 as much secretly as professional thieves shroud their prize catch while transporting it to its final destination. Four judges of the Supreme Court from Punjab by ordering his judicial murder (despite an unequivocal acquittal by three upright judges from the smaller provinces who saw no merit in the case of his conviction on trumped up charge of murder) had been promised pelf and power by the general to permanently silence the man who spoke for the people and fought for the rights of the exploited and downtrodden. Continue reading

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“Imran Khan is a liberal”: Tehreek-e-Insaf

As a balance to the previous post, we are posting the views of a PTI official.-PTH 

By Khawar Hassan

“If you wish to converse with me”, Voltaire said, “Define your terms”.  Pakistan is a funny country where we excel at changing the meaning of the words to use them for our own benefit.  Business is now the equivalent of fraud and scams. Intelligence is the ability to lie and cheat. Integrity and honesty are equivalent to naivety and foolishness.  Politics is just another name for raw, crude and naked opportunism. Continue reading

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“Imran Khan refuses to hold polls in the party”: Reports

imran-khan-ijt-2Saleema Khasdar Khan

There are reports from within Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf  that Imran Khan is facing intense internal opposition over his irrational and illogical stance on many issues including his criticism of the war on terror.  A large group of liberals, who joined Tehreek-e-Insaaf because of the party’s platform of  constitutionalism, rule of law and independence of judiciary, is now clamouring for elections which were promised by Imran Khan in May – a promise that he has backtracked on. Continue reading

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An Alternative View of the War on Terror

By Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf
The statesman must think in terms of the national interest, conceived as power among other powers. The popular mind, unaware of the fine distinctions of the statesman’s thinking, reasons more often than not in the simple moralistic and legalistic terms of absolute good and absolute evil.

Hans Joachim Morgenthau

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“India behind attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team”

Times of India reports that Pakistan has claimed credible evidence of Indian involvement in the attacks against the Sri Lankan Cricket Team and the attack on Police station in Lahore. Continue reading

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Elections, the new e-conflict zone for Indian, Pak netizens

PTI’s report in Times of India

It’s a virtual war in the cyber space. As the election scene hots up in the country, netizens especially in Pakistan are watching the scene keenly and letting out their views on all issues ranging from elections, candidates to Varun Gandhi and his controversial speeches. Continue reading

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Taliban: General Zia-ul-Haq’s children

As the entire Pakistani nation watches video footage of a 17-years-old girl screaming on their television screens during the process of her torture at the hands of the brutal Taliban in Swat, one wonders if the mothers, sisters, daughters and the male members of this nation will ever take time out to think about this system of justice advocated by these men who are not even qualified to interpret the Quran and Sunnah.

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