Tag: Benazir Bhutto

Article 63-A: Confessions of a voter

Those were the day when Farooq Leghari was the president of Pakistan. He had already dismissed the government of his benefactor Bibi Sahiba Shaheed...

A Tumultuous Tenure

Javed Jabbar’s account of his six years as a senator for the Pakistan People’s Party might be the most honest portrait of Benazir Bhutto yet

Of Weddings, Dresses, Dynasties and Politics of the Poor & Dispossessed

When Bakhtawar’s engagement was announced last year, there was a lot of speculation as to the antecedents of her fiancé.



Reshaping Pakistan

The days immediately after independence may not have been ideal for strengthening the roots of democracy, what befell the country in the subsequent decades has been harrowing

The Real Populists of Pakistan

"In war, truth is the first casualty," wrote Aeschylus,...

Provocation that did not work

It seems that the US political and military thinkers and strategists now firmly believe in enticing and provoking China into a military conflict, before it overtakes America in the fields of economy

The New Great Game- A Pakistani Perspective

South Asia appears to be the next battleground where world powers will compete to seize the moment in a bid to lead the world; the New Great Game

Economic journey

When the Soviet Union collapsed it had enormous resources...

The Economic Bluff

Though all agree that the economy is a disaster,...

Pakistan condemns Indian attempts to politicize Chess Olympiad

Islamabad condemned India’s act to politicize the 44th Chess...

Punjab & the Mockery of Democracy

‘Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies...

Crippling disease

This year has been troublesome for Pakistan not just...

He came, He saw, He Conquered

I’m not an old experienced hand at politics. But...