Pakistan politics

Can Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf win upcoming elections?

The first gathering of Tehreek-i-Insaf at Minar-i-Pakistan Lahore had turned the table of Pakistani Politics but since then, a lot of events have taken place resulting in negative impact on Imran Khan’s popularity among Pakistani youth and civil society. Lahore gathering was an eye opener for PML (N) because their […]

Musharraf to launch his own political party 32

By Mazhar Tufail ISLAMABAD: Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf is finalising plans to launch his own political party in March, a source close to the former military ruler told The News here on Wednesday.


Renowned Lebanese poet Khali Jibran in one of his revolutionary poem Pity the Nation, says, Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, Pity the nation whose statesman […]

Militarisation of the Punjabi mind

Muhammad Ahsan Yatu I create an embarrassing situation for myself before the start of almost every wedding ceremony that I attend. I reach the venue on time, the time mentioned on the invitation card. The ceremony always starts at least two hours late. The place is usually a hotel. One […]

ISLAMABAD: Nisar’s ballistic speech and the invisible conspiracy curve

By Mohammad Malick It is bad enough being a reporter for it turns you into a cynic and an incorrigible snoop who tries finding the hidden curve even in a straight drawn line. It gets even worse when that reporter turns into a columnist and gets the opportunity to add […]

Of lazy MNAs, lucky forex kings and lousy legislation-By Mohammad Malick

Maybe legislation is too serious a business for our legislators and maybe its time we lowered our expectations, or even better, dropped them altogether. How else do you rationalise the behaviour of our elected reps when on a private members day in the National Assembly (of all the days) the […]

ISLAMABAD: Of Raza’s elusive committees and Sherry’s Sherman on Leghari

By Mohammad Malick I have good news and bad news, so let’s begin with the good. The good news is that leader of the Upper House Raza Rabbani assured his Senate peers that the government was committed to implementing the in-camera security resolution and that the critically important and non-partisan […]