Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+lahore+attack&iid=8939974″ src=”4/0/3/7/An_Ahmadi_Muslim_c58f.jpg?adImageId=13093023&imageId=8939974″ width=”380″ height=”254″ /] There are many before me who have written about Friday’s attack on the Ahmadis in Lahore. By the time this piece goes into print, still more will have written – and written better – of the audacious attack on Jinnah Hospital by the terrorists who came back […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=hunza&iid=8900230″ src=”4/e/6/6/Villagers_who_lived_b0e8.jpg?adImageId=12979485&imageId=8900230″ width=”380″ height=”285″ /] The ‘ticking water bomb’ that is Attabad lake in Hunza has already exploded for many. Caused by a major landsline on January 4, the expanding lake has already killed 20, left about 25,000 people stranded, and blocked the Hunza river about 750 kilometres north of Islamabad. It […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=zardari&iid=4723702″ src=”6/d/b/7/Pakistani_President_Asif_d46d.JPG?adImageId=12932907&imageId=4723702″ width=”380″ height=”271″ /] When I left my home a couple of days ago, I noticed that there were more cops of many different varieties than is the usual in my neighbourhood. Has anyone else noticed how many different kinds of cops there are these days? Special forces, extra special forces, […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=dog+fight&iid=7375320″ src=”6/5/9/0/Dog_Fighting_Returns_1161.JPG?adImageId=8871509&imageId=7375320″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] There appears to be a developing trend of Pakistani leaders abusing each other on live national television. I am not sure what it means, but I find it to be a source of embarrassment and distress. What is also quite upsetting and perhaps, that is what makes […]


Two days later, Karachi is still smouldering after a suicide attack on a Muharram procession that killed over 40 innocent people. Literally, minutes after the assault, we began to see what was envisaged to be the backlash. Rioters set fire to police stations and vehicles. However, the most crucial and permanent damage was done to […]