Since its independence in 1947, the State of Pakistan has enjoyed a special status in the Muslim world for its pronounced creation in the name of Islam. Muslim residents of Arab countries including Iran, Turkey, occupied Palestine and erstwhile USSR member states were always behind Pakistanis when it came to proper democratic functioning, an efficient bureaucratic/state machine and robust armed forces. In fact, almost a decade before Pakistan came into
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The abrupt yet expected revocation of Article 370/ 35-A by the BJP government in India has generated fissures in the South Asian stability equilibrium. To the great dismay of New Delhi, the response from Pakistan has been assertive but not reactive in the manner it desperately desires. Government officials, lawmakers and civil society members have unanimously rejected India’s hegemonic action and vowed to uphold their moral, legal and diplomatic support
A few days ago, one of the PML (N) MNA’s categorically said that people are being paid 400-500 PKR to attend the sit-ins organized by PTI and PAT. There was however, no proof for this. I don’t really know about the PAT rally, but it is evident that the people that are there to support PTI are not being paid. Politicians have used this trick for a long time now
All of Pakistan has its eyes focused on Islamabad nowadays. Every single movement of the leaders and the protestors is being scrutinized. Every single Pakistani seems to have their own theory of what’s going on there and has their own opinion on who is wrong and who is right. However, what I want to focus on in this post is one single aspect of the current political crisis… The American
The last time we showed some signs of life as a nation was during the lawyers’ movement for reinstatement of CJP. Once again, the time seems to be ripe for a strong push to topple the status quo (girti deewar ko aik dhakka aur do). There is no shortage of pied pipers begging to lead us to the Promised Land. But, save a few, all are tried, tested and failed
General elections are just around the corner (hopefully) and most of the discussions in the media and among the masses are occupied by two themes: disenchantment with the way things are and skepticism about any change in the future. However, there is a relatively new phenomenon that may prove to be a challenge for the political dinosaurs (or predators) in our country. I’m referring to the use of social media