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The ‘Controversial’ Judge – Hussain H Zaidi

Who is Pakistan’s most controversial judge to date? The answer in nine out of ten cases is likely to be ‘Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’, the recently retired chief...

Playing On The wrong Pitch – Mosharraf Zaidi

Two noteworthy recent launching events have captured many of the frailties and complexities of the Pakistani discourse. If we can learn the valuable lessons available to...

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...

`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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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