براؤزنگ ٹیگ

PPP

Delusion Versus Reality – Amir Zia

Despite the three-month long continuing operation against criminals and terrorists, Karachi remains as dangerous and lawless as ever. Refuse to accept what many of our top government officials want us to believe – that the operation has…

`Tuk-Tuk` Governance – Niaz Murtaza

NUMEROUS articles had appeared around the 90to 100-day mark of the PML-N government to review its initial performance, in line with Western traditions. Recognising how slowly things move in developing countries, I had decided that six…

Mercifully And Finally, The Death Of Illusion

Pakistan’s problems are unfixable, my considered opinion after working journalism’s fields for over 30 years. Not that the problems are complicated or unique. They certainly are not. Only this that the jokers entrusted by us through the…

The Bilawal Hatred Syndrome

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s political career has been launched so many times it’s a wonder he isn’t in orbit yet. He made his debut in difficult circumstances, soon after his mother’s assassination, although that didn’t stop the snickering…

Politics Local, Impact National

FOR the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), the victory in a by-election in Faisalabad earlier this week was a nice little achievement that blended well with the background. Just about then the news of huge irregularities on a Karachi seat…

The Ultimate Muk-Muka

That the ruling PML-N and opposition PPP, leading exemplars of virtue and a corruption-free society, wanted a ‘safe’ chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) every last fool in the Republic knew. Energy crisis, inflation, the…

The grand Player

The bar for a successful chief of army staff is very low in Pakistan. So long as you don’t show so much disdain for democracy that you do away with it altogether you have done better than most. This is why, in the six weeks left before he…

Coming Of Age

Pakistan is a country of dynastic politics. Bilawal Zardari Bhutto has turned 25 and is hence eligible to lead the nation. He is the new star in the PPP galaxy. The Oxford educated scion of the Bhutto dynasty is about to step into the…