Tag: Pakistan

Article 245 and the Situation in Islamabad

245. Functions of Armed Forces.- 1[(1)] The Armed Forces shall, under the directions of the Federal Government, defend Pakistan against external aggression or threat of war, and, subject to law, act in aid of civil power when called upon to do so. (2) The validity of any direction issued by the Federal Government under clause…

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…

Taliban, the Politics of Death, and our Obligation to Speak

That the Taliban claim certain mastery over the methods and instruments of death is no secret. They have proven their skills at killing their civilian brothers and sisters quite consistently over the last decade or so. The question that we need to pose to them and to many other like-minded groups is simply this: Do…

We Must Stand with Malala

The Pakistani blogosphere is abuzz with news of Malala Yousafzai and as usual the very cowards who had attempted to silence her voice through their contracted murderers and their minions are also out in force to fight the “threat” posed by this teen age “menace”   That the Taliban and their ilk inhabit the most…

Elections 2013

We have created this live blog to report results and other events related to 2013 Pakistani elections. Please use THIS FORM to report latest events, results, or election irregularities in your area.

The Grand Delusions of Mr. Musharraf

It is fascinating, and a bit embarrassing, to watch the daily drama that has now become a life for our erstwhile dictator, patriarch, general and commando leader. That once his word was law and his will was carried through the extended power of his corps commanders (all heavily rewarded during the years of Musharraf’s unconstitutional…