Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

[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 […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=MQM&iid=3406736″ src=”d/d/d/9/Pakistan_Election_Gear_3577.jpg?adImageId=8529828&imageId=3406736″ width=”380″ height=”413″ /] With our usual suspects, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), up to their regular antics, it looks like the political horizon is opening up for relatively untried candidates. As I read Mosharraf Zaidi’s new post, a version of which is in The News, I […]


At least 40 people were killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi yesterday. Maybe because the attack targeted Muslim worshippers gathered for what is in the Islamic cultural of the subcontinent the week’s most important namaz many reacted by declaring that this CANNOT have been done by Pakistanis. For whatever reason, it is increasingly the […]


[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 […]