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Benazir Bhutto

Treason.. what Treason? – Ayaz Amir

November 3, 2007, the emergency measure proclaimed on that date, was an act more of necessity than anything else. Gen Musharraf was not gathering power unto himself, the normal rationale for such actions. He was preparing to shed it. But…

How PPP Missed The Boat

REALISING that the only sustainable solution to Pakistan`s deeprooted energy problems lies in large-scale coalbased power generation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has put the 6,600MW power park, imported coal project in Gadani, Balochistan…

Rescuing Thar Coal

Even as Pakistan's energy woes worsened - causing industries to shutdown, piling miseries upon people - the cheap and abundant solution to its energy problems languished and seemed lost in the wilderness. Many years and billions of rupees…

Rear-View Mirror

Even without looking for references to quote, I can remember the honeymoon period that lasted for a couple of weeks after the elections that brought the PPP to power. Musharraf was on borrowed time, Benazir Bhutto was dead and the elections…

Anything To Talk About?

We will, almost certainly, over the coming months be seeing attempts to conduct talks with the Taliban. This of course has been the stance openly taken by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and its chief, Nawaz Sharif. With the mandate given…

Glamorising Experience, Misunderstanding History

“I see that you haven’t changed a bit in these last four years and more, captain,” said Nikolay Vsevolodovich... “It seems in fact as though the second half of a man’s life is usually made up of nothing but the habits he has accumulated in…

Musharraf Under Siege

Whether for the good of the country or for selfish reasons to save himself and his cronies from retribution for the Kargil adventure, Musharraf violated Article 6 of the constitution, overthrowing an elected government in 1999. The Supreme…

The Coming Of Musharraf

By refusing to go into exile and insist on returning from exile, ZA Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto suffered the same fate. And by following in the latter’s footsteps it looks as if Pervez Musharraf’s goose is also cooked, if not at the hands of…

Save The System

We must save the system. So agree Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Asif Zardari and Munawar Hassan, the Skipper, the Chaudhrys of Gujrat and the Khans of Charsadda. The system may be full of flaws and pitfalls. It may make the rich…

Talking To Insanity

My immediate reaction to the Malala Yousafzai shooting was perverse. I felt restful. There was an enormous sense of relief. Thank God, I thought, there is now no more hope left. The Taliban have been caught at last, like a rat with the…