Tag: Islamabad

Geo TV's Shameful Silence on the Hunger Strike

Those of you who come to our blog often must be aware that for the past few days we have constantly been covering the anti-corruption hunger strike by Raja Jahangir Akhtar. An Islamabad based businessman and lifetime activist, Raja is on the fifth day of his hunger strike, a fact hard to miss around Islamabad.…

Live Blog: Raja Jahangir Akhtar Hunger Strike

Those of you interested in the progress of Raja Jahangir Akhtar’s anti-corruption hunger strike should note that it starts on September 12 in Islamabad. We will be following this event closely and report the latest updates through this live blog. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and reactions and pass the word to your…

Raja Jahangir Akhtar: A Hunger Strike Till "Death"

According to our sources in Pakistan, a local bussinessman and a lifetime activist has declared his intent to go on an indefinite hunger strike unless some of his demands about Islamabad and Pakistan are considered by the authorities. Mr. Raja, as is obvious from his press release, understands the futility of this gestures but hopes…

Plight of Civilians in the Security State!

The story of the extra-judicial killing of a youth in front of Benazir Park in Clifton Karachi has shattered me to a great deal from inside as I can associate with it in so many ways. It reminds me of an instance which took place about ten years back when I was serving in a…

Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants in Bin Laden Case

The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence has arrested five Pakistani informants who gave the CIA information leading to the raid on Usamah Bin Laden’s compound at Abbotabad, according to the NYT. The arrests appear to have happened some time ago, and were part of the recent consultations of Leon Panetta, who is transitioning from CIA chief to…

Islamabad’s General Post Office: Showcasing Incompetence!

Being a visiting trainer at the Postal Staff College, Islamabad and as a student of quality management I keenly observe the operations of the GPO Islamabad, whenever, I get a chance to visit its shop-floor (a place where value is added or operations take place). I also remember the old shop-floor of the GPO and…

Osama Killed: In a House in Abbottabad

As per the latest news, Osama bin Laden was killed by the US special forces in a highly protected “custom-built” house in Abbottabad. This raises a few questions about the role of Pakistani intelligence agencies, especially since Abbottabad is not a remote mountain town: the town houses, of other important things, The Pakistan Military Academy…