Imad Zafar

  • TIt seems the testing times are not over for the ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. The wife of Nawaz Sharif and the ex-first Lady of Pakistan Kulsoom Nawaz died in London after battling with the disease of throat cancer. Kulsoom Nawaz was born in 1950 in the city of ...

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  • TFinally, the mission is accomplished for Imran Khan as he has become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. A tally of 176 votes in the National assembly was enough to earn him the slot of leader of the house. It has been a dream come true for him as from the last five years he played the game right on ...

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  • TThe power chessboard belongs to those who know how and when to play the cards. Even after the general elections, it is not clear that who has won or lost the latest round of the battle. Imran Khan led PTI has emerged as a single largest party in the parliament but it is dependent on the coalition ...

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  • TThe much-awaited book of Reham Khan is finally out and it has already made it to the Amazon top-selling books in just a few days. The reason for its good numbers of selling is Imran Khan as most of the pages in the books are written on Imran Khan’s drug addiction and a difficult relation ...

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  • TIt was expected that after playing with the fire Sharif and his daughter will pay the cost and much to the expectations both are convicted in the decision of accountability court in the Avenfield property case. The Accountability Court Judge Muhamad Bashir awarded 10 years prison to Sharif and ...

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  • TImran Khan has finally revealed his 100 days agenda in case PTI comes to power after general elections 2018. While the points in agenda are fascinating and appealing at the same time it raises a question that why this agenda was not adopted during PTI’s five years of government in Khyber ...

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  • TPakistan’s Interior Minister Ashan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt near his hometown Narowal. He was lucky that the bullet wound did not prove fatal and he survived. The attacker, who was arrested and is in police custody, disclosed that he shot Ahsan because in his views the minister ...

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  • TThe worries for ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) are far from over. It seems that the season of disqualification of their members is not ended yet. In a recent development the Islamabad High court has disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for life. The decision came in the wake of an ...

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  • TIs the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement a Pakhtoon Spring or a sponsored and tailor-made movement to malign the institution of the Pakistani Army? Manzoor Pashteen is leading this movement and his demands are to remove the check posts in Fata and other troubled areas to produce the ...

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  • TThe stature of a man is tested in the time of challenges and in facing defeats. Richard Nixon, in his farewell speech at the White House, said that many great men have become mediocre just because of their inability to accept defeats and rise above them. This was the case with Pakistan’s ...

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  • TFinally the Senate elections were held in Pakistan and as a result PML-N became the single largest party in the senate. Given the circumstances, the PML-N-backed candidates winning is a boost for Nawaz Sharif and his party. After all, the move to disqualify Sharif from ...

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  • TEric Hoffer once said that ‘propaganda does not deceive people, it merely helps them to deceive themselves.’ To manipulate the masses and turn the opinion into mythical belief; the art of manipulation and propaganda. Courtesy of the mass media and billions of rupees campaigns, the ...

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  • TThere is an atmosphere of sadness and grief across the country. The iron lady Asma Jahangir is no longer with us. She passed away following a cardiac arrest and left the nation in mourning. The loss of Asma Jahangir is one of the biggest losses for our country after Abdul Sattar ...

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  • TThe problem with the concept of “contempt” is that it grants the people and institutions the status of holy cows. It gives the powerful people, groups and institutions the hegemony over punishing anyone who disapproves of their narratives or point of view. The phenomena of the holy cow ...

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  • TThe habit or nature of believing in gossip, self created doctrines that suit one’s own ideologies or beliefs, leads to the invention of propaganda, through which ordinary people’s desires are controlled and consent is manufactured. It is human nature to look for the things or stories ...

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  • TPakistan's ‘faith mafia’ is back in action once again. This time it is Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi who has announced a sit-in in front of the provincial assembly of Punjab. The call for Law Minister Rana Sanaullah‘s resignation has gone and now Sialvi and his accomplices are ...

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  • TThe demonstration from the grand opposition was meant to put pressure on Punjab and Pakistan’s federal government to resign and dissolve the assemblies. The gang of three, Tahirul Qadri, Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari accompanied by the likes of Sheikh ...

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  • TThe result of the Punjab provincial assembly by-elections in the city of Chakwal once again confirmed that Sharif and his party PML-N has not lost its vote bank. The margin of victory was around 30 thousand votes. It was expected that PML-N would retain the seat but no one expected ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia has once again become the center of news in Pakistan. Both the Sharif brothers. along with their close aides. are busy in meeting the new Crown Prince, King and other members of the royal family. In Pakistan opposition parties and the paid anchors, and journalists of the establishment ...

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  • TFinally the sons of the Jatois and Talpurs have been given bail by the court. Shahrukh Jatoi, who killed Shahzeb Khan with the help of his friend Siraj Talpur and accomplices, made the victory sign and walked as if he had done nothing; in fact he was walking on the rotten social and ...

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  • TFor Pakistan’s ruling PML-N party, their troubles are far from over. After Faizabad another sit in from Tahirul Qadri is now in the making and if that is not enough, Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi along with other religious clerics is already threatening to stage a sit-in in ...

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  • TThe riots are over, the fanatics, after winning and having all their demands fulfilled are gone. Life in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and other cities of Pakistan has returned back to normal. Everything is back to routine but there is a sense of emptiness, an unbearable weight of a state’s defeat. ...

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  • TFinally the Faizabad sit-in has been called off by the religious clerics after reaching a deal with the Government. The power military elite played a role in this and convinced the Government to ‘sacrifice’ Zahid Hamid. The law minister has resigned and the religious fanatics emerged as ...

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  • TIt has been almost two weeks and the federal capital of Pakistan is under siege. A sit-in at Faizabad interchange has actually halted the traffic and connectivity of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The same old game of mixing politics with religion to achieve desirable result is being played, the ...

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  • TIt is a political deadlock in Pakistan. The civilian government has been pushed to the brink of an abyss. The establishment is propagating the need of a technocrat government to solve the problems. The Sharif party government is fighting back and they have created a strong ...

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  • TFinally someone dared to talk about what is considered to be a sin or crime in Pakistan. Khawaja Asif, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister’s press conference in the US was a confession and a truth many in Pakistan already knew, but no one brought it to the limelight as the so-called ...

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  • TSomeone once asked an ex-French president why he did not marry. He answered, “I was looking for my ideal woman all my life.” The person asked “So you did not find your ideal?” He replied, “No, I actually found my ideal woman but her ideal was not me.” Idealism ...

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  • TAs per the predictions of political pundits in Pakistan, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to reach its conclusion. A triangle where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is being trapped from three different sides, the troika of invisible forces, judiciary and Imran Khan at the ...

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  • TAccording to a JIT report Mashal Khan was proven innocent and the charge of blasphemy on him was baseless as the Joint Investigation Team did not find even a single piece of evidence in this regard. The report further states that Mashal Khan’s murder was pre-planned and that the university ...

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  • TThe crackdown season has started again in Pakistan, this time the target being social media activists. People who use social media to raise their voices on political and other policy matter issues are being asked to present themselves before the Federal Investigation Agency to prove they are not an ...

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