Bhuttoism

“They finally got her.” was how a friend informed us about Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. To echo Nawaz Sharif, we still cannot believe it. BB had been confronted with so much… bombs, assassination attempts, exile that we thought she’ll sail through this one too. She didn’t. The Daughter of the East didn’t survive. For us, it...
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Aitzaz Ahsan beaten up

Police intercepted the car of Aitzaz Ahsan on the motorway enroute to Islamabad early this morning,beat him up, broke his glasses, tore his shirt, and brought him back to Lahore in a police bus. When he asked for a detention order or warrant, they shoved a gun in his face and said – this is...
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Mushraff’s democracy

President Mushraff adequately displayed his understanding of democracy when in an international interview he said ,` “The problem with the West and your media is your obsession with democracy, civil liberties, human rights.” Who has built democratic institutions in Pakistan? I have done it in the last eight years. We empowered the people and the...
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Stand up for Code Pink

As soon as the deported Code Pink activists landed in the US, they went to attend a Congressional hearing in Washington DC. They wanted to speak at the hearing but were told that the speakers had already been chosen. One of the speakers was Mr. Richard Boucher the Assistant Secretary of State for South and...
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Overkill or overly scared?

For a little over a hundred activists who protested in Aabpara, Islamabad on December 4th , more than hundred policemen were called in full battle gear with batons etc. Is it a case of the overkill or being overly scared on part of the government? Watch the video made by Fauzia Minallah…… the activists are...
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Code Pink deported from Pakistan

To “support the Pakistani civil society.” two Americans Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry landed in Pakistan on November 25th. They attended various events, held a vigil to protest the arrest of Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan and for their efforts received a lot of media and internet attention. However, December 4th evening saw them being “arrested.” According...
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