By Ibrahim Mahmood Published: August 28, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Even the greatest spin doctors cannot shun the accusation that the transfer was politically motivated. I have to concede, it is not easy to digest. But every once in a while, there is news that shakes up the political arena and sweeps the ground beneath your feet. This is one of those instances. Although more details are to be revealed, there are enough facts present at the moment for us to be reasonably alarmed. It seems, unfortunately, that the only “genuinely incorruptible” man in Pakistan has also been compromised. The district police officer (DPO) of Pakpattan, Rizwan Gondal, was reportedly transferred after he intercepted Khawar Maneka, former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, Bushra Maneka, for speeding. The DPO and Khawar were asked to resolve the matter by the former apologising to the latter. Gondal refused to apologise, stating that the police had done nothing … [Read more...] about From Imran Shah to Khawar Maneka: 11 days, 2 cases – when will PM Imran walk the talk?
Shifted to hospital after suffering injuries to his back 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Brother of Sindh governor and PTI's Asad Umar passes away in KarachiUmar was suffering from lung cancer, was under treatment in private hospitalImran opts for ‘simple’ oath-taking ceremony, not inviting ‘foreign celebrities’News of former Indian cricketers invited to the ceremony was circulating on media outletsImran laments inaction on Kashmir issue in meeting with Maleeha LodhiSays UN resolutions way forward to solve longstanding issue … [Read more...] about PTI’s Asad Umar falls off his high horse, literally
By Shar Published: July 16, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The manifesto makes some tall claims in certain sections which seem insurmountable. PHOTO: PTI MANIFESTO With elections around the corner, every party is looking to up the ante with rhetoric and political noise. It’s raining slogans and promises, not to mention accusations as well. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems like the only party with any traction at the moment, and I am shockingly surprised to see PTI as the only party making waves as far as election campaigning is concerned. Taking the opportunity to see what they were promising this year, I went through their manifesto – being professionally involved in both editorials and political writing for quite some time, it was more curiosity than anything else. Before I write any further, I must of course confess that I am not a PTI supporter, so what you are about to read is as neutral as I can be. Generally speaking, the manifesto … [Read more...] about Apart from its economic policies, PTI’s manifesto reeks of banality
By Zohaib Zahid Published: June 6, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email If the respective parties fail to finalise the name of the caretaker CM, the matter is decided by the ECP. PHOTO: FILE Let’s get it out of the way: the caretaker or interim government setup for the General Elections 2018 will not be in a position to influence the results the way it did back in May 2013. After all, the chief secretaries appointed in this tenure will be scrutinised by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) very strictly, while the political parties, especially the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are very determined to develop consensus when it comes to the names being included in the interim government. The provinces failed to develop consensus for the selection of caretaker chief ministers (CM) within the given time, with the exception of Sindh, where a former bureaucrat has been sworn in as the caretaker CM. However, according to the rules, if the respective parties fail to … [Read more...] about Can the 2018 General Elections be rigged?
By Zohaib Zahid Published: May 31, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Opposition claims that it is impossible for PTI to accomplish the task, and that this too is simply another election slogan. PHOTO: INP While outlining the 100-day agenda shared by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) recently, Asad Umar spoke about the possibility of creating 10 million jobs in five years. He mentioned promoting tourism and announcing new destinations in an attempt to produce thousands of employment opportunities for the youth. He also mentioned making an extra effort to attract investors in Pakistan and creating an economic link with China through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Ultimately, enhanced investments and exports would create a bulk of jobs for the unemployed youth of Pakistan.Hue and cry, sarcasm and ridicule poured in over his statement, with the consensus being that the promise of 10 million jobs is simply not possible, and is impractical. His political opponents … [Read more...] about Why do Pakistanis think Asad Umar’s claim of 10 million jobs is impossible and impractical?