Hameed Maker

  • TSome time back, I had watched an engrossing TV series 'A Person of Interest', which is in two Seasons, of twenty two episodes each. The series was created by Jonathan Nolan and is about a former CIA paramilitary operator, Reese, played by Jim Caviezel, as the man in the black suit, who is presumed ...

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  • TSTRAIGHT TALK PART 2 Watching the recent events unfold in the country, I have taken the liberty to rephrase a few lines of the poem ‘Pity the Nation’ by Khalil Gibran:  ‘Pity the Nation whose Self Above leaders of straw, who use their citizens as dispensable pawns in their ...

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  • TAs the election date draws nearer, Justice (r) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, Chairman, ECP has become the focus of the print and electronic media. He has been in their line of fire and not a day goes by, without harsh and unkind words being said against him and his team. No doubt, up till now, ECP has not ...

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  • TIn 2005, when the situation in the country, especially Karachi, was not as bad as it is today, Helpline Trust, together with Shehri and a group of concerned citizens, had organised a Citizen’s Rally, in the hope of galvanising the silent majority to stand up and demand good governance, ...

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  • TThe term 'double whammy originated in the US in the 1940s and is usually associated with sports and the one-two knockout punch in boxing. However, in the UK, the phrase came to be used during the Conservative Partys 1992 election campaign, in which the Tories used a poster to undermine the Labour ...

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  • TI had planned to be back in Karachi last week, but dur ing my stay here, I met Sadru Hashwani, an old friend from Karachi, who is a well-known personality in Pakistan. He persuaded me to stay a few more days and celebrate his 70th birthday last Thursday, the day I was supposed to leave for Karachi. ...

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  • TFor the last sixty-four years, this unfortunate Titanic, with different captains at the helm, has been buffeted from one shore to another, searching for a land in which they can live in peace and dignity. Each captain has always promised them the usual 'roti - kapra - makan mirage, but after ...

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  • TFor the last six decades, the winds of change have been sweeping through this land of the pak and the pure, playing a cruel joke on the passengers on this limping Titanic. These treacherous winds have blown us in different directions and into rain and hailstorms that have blurred our vision and ...

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  • TStraight Talk He may have been besieged, bothered and bewildered, but The Come Back Kid is a fighter and did not get to the top of the political ladder by being soft and wet behind the ears. He has always been a survivor and a tough nut to crack and has finally emerged from his bunker, with both ...

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