September 19, 2017

Tag Archives: Asif Ali Zardari

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Pakistan’s Coal Energy: At What Cost?

Kot Addu power plant in Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan.

The thoughtless rush for coal-fired energy by a politically motivated Pakistani ruling elite is both alarming and questionable. Read More »

Wishes for 2017

Sun sets on the hills in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan's federal capital. (Photo by ViewsWeek)

Only a stable democratic system where participation of ordinary citizens in the decision-making process is a key element will stop the wholesale loot and plunder that is the order of the day. Pakistan's sham democracy has no intention whatsoever of permitting the effective participation of the citizens in the affairs of even their own community. Read More »

Who Will be Pakistan’s Next Army Chief

(From L to R) Lt Gen Zubair Hayat, Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Lt Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday and Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed are Pakistan Army’s senior-most officers, one of whom is expected to replace General Raheel Sharif, who is retiring next month.

Pakistan’s national interests require that the order of seniority must over-ride any personal interest in the selection of next chief of its powerful military, says defense analyst Ikram Sehgal, who recommends that General Zubair Hayat should be the Chairman JCSC and General Ishfaq Nadeem the army chief. Read More »

Surgical Strikes Post-Uri?

The electric fence at the India-Pakistan border. (Photo via video stream)

If India’s belligerence continues, normalization of relations with Pakistan will remain elusive. The entire region is likely to suffer the consequences of this jingoism. Read More »

Pakistan: A ‘Democratic’ Hypocrisy


The civilized world believes that it can enforce the rule of law in a totally lawless environment, this cannot be done unless Pakistan brings integrity into governance by bringing the unthinkable -- a law against cannibals eating human beings into the statute books. Read More »

Pakistan: Discord Over CPEC & Selfish Motives

(Photo by junaidrao, Creative Commons License)

The Chinese concern over emerging discord in Pakistan over the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor amounts to a direct rebuke of the province-centered “development visions” of Asif Ali Zardari and the Sharifs. For these leaders, initiating the CPEC meant concentrating development in their home provinces. Read More »

Pakistan: Delusional Democracy

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has often been accused of protecting Asif Ali Zardari. (Photo courtesy Online)

Honesty and integrity is a zero-sum game that will not spare violation thereof by anyone, whoever and whatever he (or she) may be. The “Raheel Doctrine” is clear and unambiguous as it should be to save Pakistan from anarchy. Read More »

Targeting White Collar Crime

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Terrorism can only be eliminated by targeting the nexus between politicians, corruption and organized crime. Read More »

Pakistan: Summer’s Discontent

Asif Ali Zardari. (United Nations Photo, Creative Commons License)

Asif Ali Zardari outburst might be “the defining moment” PPP needed to re-invigorate itself as the dynamic force it once was in Pakistani politics. Read More »

Pakistan: Diversionary Tactics Backfires

Karachi is Pakistan's largest city that has seen increasing political violence. (Photo by damian entwistle, Creative Commons License)

Almost every political party uses militant muscle in Pakistan as a self-defense mechanism to fend off its opponents.  Harboring of militants for enforcing their own version of law is illegal but that is how feudal stay in power. Read More »