A. R. Jerral

  • TThe massacre in Quetta in which about 14 female students were targeted demonstrates one thing; humanity or whatever is left of it has fallen in the deepest abyss. Men have been fighting for ages for various reasons, but they never deliberately targeted women, even in barbaric ages; the women ...

    READMORE
  • TAfter enduring five long years of loadshedding, price hikes and loot and plunder under the PPP-led government, the people hoped that a political change would reduce their miseries. They dreamt of better conditions; of some ease in their sustenance levels; dreams of seeing food items at affordable ...

    READMORE
  • TPakistan is a Muslim state created on the foundations of Islamic ideology. In the 1940s, the driving slogan behind the Pakistan Movement spelled out this direction unambiguously. The Objective Resolution, which is part of our constitution, clearly lays down the direction that this country ought to ...

    READMORE
  • TThe media reports reveal that the conduct of returning officers assigned with the task of scrutinising the nomination papers of prospective candidates are taking on a comic overtone. Most of the questions being asked by them on the basis of Articles 62 and 63 are not only ridiculous, but also ...

    READMORE
  • TThe caretakers have finally taken the oath of office. Those who have stepped in to oversee the conduct of elections are visibly PPP sympathisers. The candidates put forward by the PML-N have been totally eliminated. This has been so obvious that one newspaper bluntly wrote: “Zardari makes ...

    READMORE
  • TAfter keeping mum for the last nine years, the United Nations has broken its silence on the subject of killings in the Pakistani tribal areas by the US drones. It calls these attacks a “violation” of Pakistan’s sovereignty and classifies killings a breach of human rights. One ...

    READMORE
  • TThe Governor of Balochistan levelled serious charges against the security agencies after the Kirani Road massacre. He said that they are either incompetent or afraid of acting against the terrorists. The observation about fear is really grave. It implies that they have the information about the ...

    READMORE
  • TThe threatening events happening in and around Pakistan are moving so fast that there is no clear direction as to how they can or will be controlled. So far, the government and security agencies have failed to anticipate and take effective measures to counter them. Karachi, for instance, tops the ...

    READMORE
  • TTwo political activities are going almost concurrently. One, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is busy preparing for the 2013 general elections, and almost every day issuing instructions and procedures for it. Two, the government and its coalition partners are pursuing dialogue with Dr ...

    READMORE