Yusuf Khan

  • TEven die-hard PPP zealots ask this and find no answer why the PPP is becoming unpopular. What is wrong with it what wrong it has done? True, the party chiefly earned the power after Benazir Bhutto was brutally killed that was largely a sympathy vote. That phase is over, now. The party is struggling ...

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  • TThe whole world has woken up against Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. Top political parties of Pakistan are ignoring the brutal actions by Tel Aviv. True, religious parties are not terribly popular with the people but they came out and protested against the barbaric actions of the ...

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  • T'I led Benazir Bhutto to the room where her brother Mir Murtaza Bhutto was lying dead, she became hysterical as soon as she saw the motionless body of Mir. She cried like a child though she was immensely brave. I never found her lacking in courage, never, but that night, I felt as if she had lost ...

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  • TThe meetings were held in London to settle outstanding issues between the two major allies in Sindh, the PPP and the MQM. The problems surfaced when MQM members could not join the federal cabinet headed by soft spoken Yousuf Raza Gilani. That was interesting since the MQM members in the parliament ...

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  • TArdeshir Cowasjee is a sole warrior, who is determined to protect the city and its lungs generally called open spaces and parks and playgrounds. He laments the way; authorities are depriving poor citizens of any breathing space. He is hence, a true crusader but his quest is not devoid of ...

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  • TSiraj Qureshi, 22 wiped his tears, looked around and said, 'I never saw Bhutto. I know only Benazir. But she is gone. What is left for me? Only tears.' These emotions are not confined to Qureshi alone, a young student who only saw and heard about Benazir. Now he is preparing himself to observe her ...

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  • TMustafa Kamal, Nazim of the largest and the most populous city in Pakistan is working hard, day and night to improve this city of more than 17 million. This figure is always considered disputed because of political pressures. Unfortunately, Karachi remains a city disliked by both federal and ...

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  • TThere is 'Iftar' parties galore in town. The first man who beat others was genial Nafees Siddiqui who threw an 'Iftar' in honour of city media persons. It turned out a dishonouring party for them. As electricity went out, newsmen scrambled for food items in darkness and some fell on the lawn of the ...

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  • TAsif Ali Zardari has come a long way in treacherous, unpredictable, bloody politics of Pakistan. He was a modest builder in the city and his only fame was that he was son of Hakim Ali Zardari, who owned Bambino cinema in early 1970s. That cinema was sort of status symbol; elite class people used to ...

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  • TNothing has changed in the University of Karachi during the last 25 years. It is still witnessing worst kind of violence and innocent students are getting killed ruthlessly even in the presence of Rangers. The sad thing the PPP and the MQM are not terribly bothered about murder and mayhem and they ...

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  • TMakhdooms are facing an interesting situation; senior Makhdoom (Amin Fahim) is dead sure the PPP government has failed miserably and it is doing nothing his son junior Makhdoom (Jamiluz Zaman) disagrees and he claims this is the most successful government and his boss Syed Qaim Ali Shah is doing ...

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  • TKarachi View by Yusuf Khan Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad is out to defend marooned and beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf; he has launched vicious drive to drive out so-called ex-serviceman society and has vowed to expose them openly and punish them at Regal Square. True those who ...

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  • TAltaf Hussain, Sheikh Rashid, Farooq Sattar, Jawed Hashmi had one thing in common; they were student leaders, fiery impulsive and largely unpredictable. It is hard to figure out who achieved what but they could be called successful in political career. Altaf Hussain emerged as a force to reckon ...

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  • THaji Sultan Khan asked many times whether any one from Sharif clan is coming to condole with him on the brutal assassination of his son Tariq Khan, Sindh vice president of PML (Nawaz). He was eagerly waiting for them. Both Nawaz and Shahbaz failed to arrive despite shock wave across the country ...

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  • TAfter gory incident of Ranchoreline, citizens followed up with killing spree in North Nazimabad as they torched some alleged robbers. This is utterly inhuman; nobody should condone such killing by so called vigilantes. This will take society to nowhere but to violence and mayhem. All-powerful ...

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