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Dr Haider Mehdi

Democracy By Rhetoric Only!

“They (become) unable to leave their world, where they (have) spent enormous reserves of energy constructing high walls in order to make reality what they (want) it to be…….In order to avoid external attack, they (have) also deliberately…

Politically Outdated

A profound proverb in the Punjabi language on understanding human behaviour is as follows: “Kah kawah dey the prah prahwah dey.” The meaning is quite simple: Folks of the same breed always stick together. But an in-depth comprehension of…

Stop Slaughtering The Lambs!

“What is happening in Pakistan is a well drawn plan between the West and the leaders of Pakistan. Soon there would be turmoil in Pakistan and civil war-like conditions would be created. Balochistan would eventually be given to…

The Actual Solution!

As a political analyst and student of American domestic politics and its inter-relatedness with foreign policy, I am willing to assume that the recent threatening rhetoric coming out of Obama’s administration against Pakistan’s military…

We Must Stop America, Now!

On November 18, 1999, immediately after General Pervez Musharraf took over the helm of affairs in Pakistan, this columnist wrote a personal letter to him. The following is an extract from that letter. Consider the accuracy of the prediction…

Thank You, Mirza!

“Ghrair phirta ha liya yooh taray khat ko kay agor, Koi poochay kay ya kiya ha, to chhipayah na banay.” (The stranger, not to be regarded as one’s own, is going around with your letter in such an open manner. If someone were to ask what it…

Conscientious Objectors…Or??

“Jo quaid ka ghaddar hai, moot ka haqdar hai.” (Whosoever disobeys and betrays the leader deserves a violent death.) – A party slogan scribbled on street walls in Karachi “Is mulk ka hukmran shuroo sa angrez sa sath thai aur ab bi angrez ka…

Pakistan’s Summer Of Hell!

“‘What’s happening to this country. I thought I knew the place, but I no longer do. We had the bad days…….Then they told us it was now a free country. (Democracy) will bring us peace…….Is this what a free country looks like? (Those) poor…

Understanding People’s Revolution

“‘We must rescue our people from the injustice’, said the mountain boy. ‘We must make our people strong and devout so that they cannot be preyed upon by our enemies’.” “Motive does not exist in the abstract. It’s not who people are. It’s…