Archive for November, 2009

Proxy Wars

21Nov09

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=US+forces+afghanistan+border&iid=3005760″ src=”7/a/b/8/US_And_Afghan_7188.jpg?adImageId=7695196&imageId=3005760″ width=”500″ height=”334″ /] The director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta has been in Pakistan. He met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff, Ashfaq Kayani and ISI head, Ahmed Shuja Pasha. According to the Daily Times, ‘Panetta praised the Pakistan […]


[picapp src=”a/3/5/2/Pakistanis_Mourn_Policeman_0efd.jpg?adImageId=7556253&imageId=4953532″ width=”380″ height=”260″ /] President Asif Ali Zardari has spoken out against his opponents and their ‘vilification campaign’ against him. He claims that the Pakistan People’s Party would continue its ‘forward march.’ Someone should tell him and his party that they’re already at a precipice, and if they continue this ‘forward march’, not only […]


Deny Everything

13Nov09

When I got in to work at 6 am yesterday morning, our overnight anchorperson complained that it was a slow news day. “Nothing’s going on. We’ve been running the same headlines all night; just changing the order around,” he yawned. I immediately responded by saying that he shouldn’t get used to it, as it was […]


[picapp src=”8/4/c/4/Ideas_2002_Showcases_4987.jpg?adImageId=7333851&imageId=1786858″ width=”380″ height=”526″ /] This has been the week of the Seymour Hersh piece. The news just keeps on coming out of that one article. But I don’t want to talk about the New Yorker item, or not really. In light of the publication of this piece, I’d like to revisit a less current […]


I Heart Twitter

09Nov09

[picapp src=”c/4/b/b/E3_Gaming_Conference_5742.jpg?adImageId=7266977&imageId=4916490″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Last week Dr Awab Alvi and Faisal Kapadia, a couple of bloggers who comprise the core of the Pakistani blogosphere, interviewed me. They invited me on to their online current affairs show, The Laidback Show, the first podcast show to come out of this country. As I watched the grainy […]