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What’s Brewing in Pakistan

This was written for The Open Magazine of India, and appeared on Saturday January 21, 2012 ISLAMABAD ~ Ever since democracy was restored in Pakistan after the general elections of 2008, not a day has passed without a crisis—sometimes engineered,

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Presidential immunity vs selective accountability

Appeared as my weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on Monday January 23, 2012 Umpteen talk shows on 24/7 ‘breaking news’ media in Pakistan tell us almost daily how bad is democracy, how this democracy is worse than the dictatorships

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

Friends, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears!

This was originally published by Daily Times on Monday January 16, 2012 as my weekly column BAAGHI Benazir Bhutto once said about democratic governments in Pakistan that they might be in office but have never been in power. An unbridled army

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

Where is judicial independence, my lords?

This piece appeared in Daily Times on Monday January 2, 2012 as weekly column BAAGHI The apex court’s short judgement in the memo case last Friday left many stunned and shocked. The petitioners could neither prove any violation of fundamental

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

What Makes it "Memogate"?

This was written for Daily Times, appeared as my weekly Op-Ed BAAGHI on Monday November 21, 2011 By now we all know what Memogate is, and what memo we are referring to here. Without going into the details of what

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

Why its a must to get Zardari?

This article originally appeared in Daily Times as my weekly column BAAGHI on Monday November 7, 2011 It has been a week since the blogerati, TV anchors and the Op-Ed community started nervous ‘wake-up calls’ for two big parties after

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

Geronimo EKIA: They Got Him (Unedited)

This was posted by Dawn.com as a blogpost on May 4, 2011. Posting here unedited / uncensored version of the piece “Geronimo EKIA” – the words that caused jubilation in America on May 1, 2011, left most of Pakistanis shocked

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Posted in BAAGHI Columns

Open Letter to Hamid Mir

Islamabad, May 30, 2010 Dear Mr. Hamid Mir, Much has been said and written about your audio tape since last two weeks. I have also read your rebuttal, your email, a message that got "leaked" – as is claimed by

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Posted in Baaghi Diaries

Pakistan Armed Forces ‘Tried to Oust President'

Military still 'calling the shots' in political and judicial process, report reveals By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent – The Independent (Jan 22, 2010) Pakistan's powerful military has actively worked to undermine efforts by the elected government to improve human rights

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Posted in Favorites

Pak-Ruso Ties: Post Uni-Polar World Order or Role Reversal?

As reported in RT.Com Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sent his condolences to the people of Pakistan after a deadly attack that claimed at least 95 lives. In a telegram sent to the president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, Medvedev said,

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