June 18, 2010

All Pakistan Muslim League: no prospects

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AZIZ-UD-DIN AHMAD

With Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) finally launched, Wikipedia will have to add another party to its list of 93 already in the country. The party was, in fact, already there on the Facebook with 212,929 admirers. Musharraf had become eligible to take part in politics after November 28, 2009. It was first let out that the party would start functioning in March. The delay in the announcement was presumably caused because none of Musharraf’s erstwhile political allies was willing to join the party, at least at this juncture.Read More »All Pakistan Muslim League: no prospects

The belief in change

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Ahmad Rafay Alam

The Economic Survey 2009-2010 is available and online for all to access. It paints a startling picture of this Islamic Republic and presents ground realities that cannot be ignored. And if one cares to compare what it says with the recent budget, the mismatch between what people need and what the government has proposed to meet those needs reveals itself in sharp relief.Read More »The belief in change