Here comes the change?

There is a strange feeling in the air these days. No its not the smell of rotting blood from the carcasses strew about after Eid ul adha but something a little more unfamiliar. Everywhere I go and whoever I meet talks about one subject alone, what should we make of “Imran Khan” Previously the same…

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A strange silence

In 2006 as the story goes the CJP saw it fit to take up the missing persons case in his august court. his was a brave and noble endeavor as in the last 4 years more than a 1000 people have gone missing from Pakistan, one of them was Aafia siddiqui..just one person, who’s tale…

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Legal coup?

At about 8pm yesterday people started closing down their shops and running helter skelter as if some kind of godzilla was approaching. Being at risk myself I had to do the needful and as I stepped out into my car and started driving home I could feel nothing but total disgust at how people were…

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A silver lining?

The whole world seemed to believe for the last year or so that the Pakistani government was about to fall down in face of the incoming hordes.  By hordes I refer to the militants  which are battling our army these days in south waziristan and as reports filter in are proving to be a tough…

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Opinion flaws

The talk of the town these days is suicide bombings being undertaken by what the media claims are Islamic Zealots and Fanatics. What is perhaps very interesting to note is that the garb of Islamism over the past few decades of our country’s existence has been worn by all sorts of people ranging from fundos…

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Imran Khan’s political descent

Imran Khan has been a political mystery I have been following for some time now. When he entered into politics at the end of his cricketing/social work career many people from all walks of life looked upon him as a symbol of hope. The reason for doing so lies in the fact that as a…

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92 operation against MQM, truth revealed

In 1992 the Army and rangers of Pakistan began a massive operation against the  MQM in Karachi. Those of us who were old enough at that time all know what took place next. Everyday on TV there were pictures of a supposed map of “jinnahpur” an alleged plan of MQM to separate Karachi from the…

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Mushing our luck?

Pakistan to me seems to have some sort of fixation with its past. We are always reliving past glories or talking about how great we were, and how things used to happen so many years ago etc etc. Till recent form in the T 20 version of the game, our only retorts to people inquiring…

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Local government suits locals

A few days ago, as I was leaving for work in the morning, my guard handed me a small piece of paper saying government officials had driven by and         handed this to him saying it was a ticket. I unfolded it and saw that the ticket was for the excess water flowing out of my…

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Launch of pictorial biography of Altaf Hussain

I had the pleasure of attending a very interesting event today, which was the launch of a pictorial biography by Rasheed Jamal on the leader of the MQM “Altaf Hussain” Born in Sept of 1953 this student leader has not only galvanized the middle class immigrant minority of Karachi into becoming its strongest party in…

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