How a phone app and a database served up Imran Khan’s Pakistan poll win

REUTERS A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election. How Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party used the database and the associated app represents a sea change in the antiquated […]


ALI SUKHANVER God knows better what direction we all in Pakistan would be heading to, in the coming days but one thing is very clear if Imran Khan were not in the driving seat, certainly it would have been a very hazardous journey towards new democratic avenues in Pakistan. Before […]

Imran chases Nawaz in newly released ‘Go Nawaz Go’

The Islamabad dharna-inspired online games continue to amuse in a country where political flavour makes its way into pretty much every avenue of life. A new game titled ‘Go Nawaz Go’ has been released on the Google App Store, featuring a bat-wielding Imran Khan chasing a Nawaz Sharif animation as it jumps […]

Rigging factories reduce PTI victory

 By Jalilur Rehman It were the rigging factories in the provincial metropolis and other parts of the country that began working in the evening on the polling day and reversed the results for winning PTI candidates. In the city Hamid Khan renowned jurist, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid known gynaecologist and Hamid […]

How MQM works in Karachi 1

By Dr Arif Alvi  I’m Urdu speaking, my grandparents made a lot of sacrifices and migrated to Karachi, Pakistan, from India. Karachi was a city of lights until nearly 30 years back when MQM started showing its true face. I will tell you how MQM works and I have experienced […]

It’s Nawaz Sharif versus Imran Khan

According to an influential American newspaper Washington Post, the real contest is between them as the race is narrowing down to the respective political parties of the two leaders. The PPP is trailing after a five-year rule that many Pakistanis say crippled the economy, stoked poverty, failed to solve energy […]

Is Imran Khan overconfident or will be a trendsetter?

The News report by Mumtaz Alvi Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) exudes immense confidence these days about his party getting into the corridors of power after a few weeks, so do those around him. Is it optimism or pragmatism?   The tone, tenor and the body language of the […]

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 […]

Why a foreign-born scholar joined Team Tsunami Khan?

The News report LONDON: A foreign-born scholar of Pakistani descent, Dr Azeem Ibrahim, a PhD from Cambridge University, a former Research Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a World Fellow at Yale, world’s top three seats of learning, has joined Imran Khan and has been […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan: playboy cricketer to PM?

Former cricketer Imran Khan reckons he could end militancy and corruption in 90 days if elected prime minister in a show of confidence which has helped make him Pakistan’s most popular politician. He drew at least 100,000 people to the streets of Karachi on Sunday in a massive rally that […]