Category: Lead Stories

Taliban Monstrosity and Murder of Children

As I write these words, the news is still pouring in of the murder of over 100 children by the Taliban who attacked an Army Public School in Peshawar yesterday. Even though I am trying to capture my feelings in words, I know, deep in my heart, that there is no language for this. At a…

News Max Publishes Journalistic Junk about Pakistan

In a recently published, highly speculative article by Arnaud de Borchgrave about Pakistani Prime minister, of whom I am no fan, the author seems to assert, without any credible sources, that the current Pakistani prime minister is an ISIS sympathizer.[1] There are some interesting and bizarre claims made about Nawaz Sharif, some of which include the following: Nawaz,…

Qaumi Aman Party: A New Kind of Politics is Emerging

For the last few months some of my friends and I have been laying down the ground work for the Qaumi Aman Party, Pakistan (QAP). I must admit that this a very humble and tentative start and the party has not yet been registered. Our idea was to create a political party with as much…

Floods in Pakistan and Government Response

Pakistan has been regularly witnessing severe floods during monsoon seasons for the last decade. Since 2010, hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions of them have been affected by these floods. In 2003, Sindh province was badly affected when monsoon rainfall caused flooding in the province. Thatta district was the worst hit where…

The Tale of Two Marches Becoming One

In the beginning there were two marches, led by two distinctly different leaders with the followers also rivers apart: this is how this story will begin whenever some crafty writers put their mind to it. One group, led by a former cricketer, comprised the young and the diverse, the very hope of a progressive and…

Pakistan Television Building Captured by PAT: Shame!

Despite the assurances of PAT and PTI leaders, PAT workers have entered the PTV building and stopped the transmission of PTV World and National Pakistan television. This is a sad day for all of us. This building was called a symbol of Pakistani unity y the ISPR, but so far the defenders of Pakistan, even…