Category: Ayaz Amir

Pakistan’s Morsi (or el-Sisi) Moment Has Passed – Ayaz Amir

Democracy can relax and pro-government loudspeakers in the media – a veritable stable, their hearts bleeding for democracy – can take a break. The tide in the...

Another US Visit…More Hype And Nonsense – Ayaz Amir

What’s wrong with us Pakistanis? Why do we overplay things American? The indefatigable traveller that our PM is was in New York recently to attend the UN General...

Asghar Khan Case…Getting Cute – Ayaz Amir

Our Man of Steel finally commits himself on that ticking bomb that won’t stop ticking: the so-called Asghar Khan case. He says he took no money from the ISI in the...

Kunduz: Pointer To The Future – Ayaz Amir

Our past is a recurring nightmare, coming back to haunt us. Kunduz is at the farthest corner of Afghanistan but its capture by the Taliban is as much a huge setback for...

MQM Reads The Stars…Correctly – Ayaz Amir

Who in the fullest possession of his senses would have thought this possible, that the MQM, through its Rabita Committee – the nearest thing it has to a politburo –...

Lightening The Gloom Of The Pakistani Soul – Ayaz Amir

The Islamic Republic, or the Fortress of Islam, or God’s specially-appointed kingdom – call it what you will…in the realm of fantasy there are no boundaries –...

Forest ‘Encounter’: Sign Of Changing Times – Ayaz Amir

Ultimately what got Malik Ishaq, the doyen of Pakistan’s sectarian terrorists, was not his commitment to violence but his failure to read the shift in the national...

Flood Control Or Signal Free Corridors? – Ayaz Amir

Floods come but once a year. They cause havoc but then, as is the way with nature, the rivers calm down and their fury subsides. Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh and places in...

Straw Heroes Turning Democracy Into A Joke – Ayaz Amir

No one else is undermining democracy. Democracy’s champions are doing this job with a thoroughness a sapper battalion (the ones who lay mines) would admire. What is it...

Iran Comes In From The Cold And Our Opportunity – Ayaz Amir

Israeli anger is easily understood. Anything that makes life easier for Iran is anathema to Israel. The nuclear deal which puts a cap on Iran’s nuclear programme for...

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