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Poem: Waris Shah Vs Aitzaz Ahsan

by Bradistan

Waris Shah Vs. Aitzaz Ahsan

(In the Court of Supreme Judge ALLAH The Almighty)

A Tribute to Late Amrita Pritam

aaj aakhaaN Aitzaz nuuN

aaj aakhaN AITZAZ AHSAN nuuN, kitoN Chamber vichchoN bol,

te aaj kitab-e -Knoon daa koii aglaa varkaa phol

ik Uthyaa sii Wada Kanoon Daan, tuuN likh likh maare Byaan,

aaj SWAT DE Dhiyaan rondiaa, tainuN Aitzaz Ahsan nuN kahen

Jaag dardmandaaN diaa dardiaa, Jaag Pakistani Jaag Continue reading

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Impressions after attending the Laal concert

ZI has sent this interesting account of the recent concert held in Karachi. We support the Laal and its cause and welcome their music with a message for change.  However, we also look for alternative perspectives and this post gives us some insights that often get overlooked in run of the mill reviews. Raza Rumi

Moved by the amazing videos of Umeed-e-Sahar and Musheer (that had played repeatedly on Geo during the Emergency), I was extremely excited at the opportunity to listen to LaaL play live at what Geo has christened “Azaadi Gali” – which is actually the road where their office is located. The dress code was red and many people did indeed follow it. What was unfortunate, however, was that not a lot many people turned up even though it was open to the public for free. Most of those who attended were employees of the media group itself and it seemed as if the publicity that the network had attempted had completely failed. Continue reading

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Imran Obama Debate

Imran Khan -Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician

Imran Khan -Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician

The Imran-Obama Debate: Yes we can.

 By Bradistan Calling

 

The election of Barak Hussein Obama, the first Black President of United States of America, has started interesting debates all over the world. In Britain the search is on, for a “first Asian or Muslim prime minister”, although all the indicators and the analysis of the political hierarchy tells us that it might be another half a century before such a election becomes a possibility. Continue reading

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Aitzaz should stop running with the hare and hunting with the hound

Posted by Raza Rumi

The [restricted] image above from Reuters shows Mr Aitzaz Ahsan offering prayers at Benazir Bhutto’s grave in Garhi Khuda Bux. Ironical that the same follower recently, albeit allegedly, termed his leader as corrupt. Of course, he denied it later in clear terms. This self contained editorial from the Daily Times spells out some of the dilemmas faced by our charismatic Ahsan:

The lawyers’ movement has rejected the constitutional package presented by the Pakistan People’s Party. If positions on both sides remain deterministic, we can now be sure that the movement will stay on a collision course with the current PPP government. Siding with the lawyers movement is the PMLN. It has already pulled out of the cabinet and might pull out of the coalition if it stays the current course of pressing for the restoration of judges upfront and without reference to any constitutional package. Given this perspective, we might be in for a spell of agitation politics.

However, while the lawyers movement has rejected the PPP’s position on how the judges restoration is to be achieved and the fate of President Pervez Musharraf, the most prominent leader of the movement, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, is caught on the horns of a dilemma. He wants to continue affiliating with the PPP even as he is turning the lawyers movement against the party. His problem originates in his earlier decision to spurn the “deal” that the PPP leader Benazir Bhutto clinched with President Pervez Musharraf before her assassination, including her decision to contest the elections. He should have realised then that he couldn’t sail in two boats at the same time for long but he didn’t. That has made his position untenable by the day. Continue reading

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