Crowd-sourcing an apology to Bangladesh

Pakistan Today | Dec 9, 2015 By Imaduddin Ahmed   In 44 years, the state of Pakistan has failed to make an official apology for the war crimes committed by its armed forces against the people of Bangladesh in 1971. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recent denial of atrocities, it is unlikely one is … Continue reading

Modi facts – exposing Modi’s lies

Chief Minister of Gujarat (and favourite for Prime Minister of India) Narendra Modi’s state has lagged others in development

What Obama’s re-election means for the world

The Lost Pakistani | GQ India The world is going to be a better place because Mitt Romney has not been elected the United States’ 45th president, despite President Barack Obama’s shortcomings. Obama’s first term left plenty to be desired. The rule-of-law presidential candidate of 2008 failed to shut down Guantanamo Bay, ordered the extra-judicial … Continue reading

Bhutto ist tot – es lebe die Demokratie!

Der Westen muss die pakistanische Mittelschicht unterstützen 01.02.2008 | von Imaduddin Ahmed Internationale Politik 2, Februar 2008, S. 111 – 113 Die Medien haben viel Aufhebens darum gemacht, dass Benazir Bhuttos Tod das Ende von Demokratie und Hoffnung in Pakistan ankündigt. Natürlich ist der Tod einer populären Politikerin und Mutter dreier Kinder kein Grund zum … Continue reading

Bhutto’s true colors – unashamed hypocrisy

Global Edition of The New York Times | Jan 1, 2008 The Boston Globe | Jan 2, 2008 By Imaduddin Ahmed Analysts are lamenting the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, calling it the death of hope for democracy in Pakistan. Benazir certainly had popular support throughout the country. Her martyred father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who … Continue reading

When kites turn lethal

The New York Times Also published in The Boston Globe By Imaduddin Ahmed  |  February 21, 2007 LAHORE, Pakistan SKIES FILLED with kites, rooftop parties, bright yellow clothes, laughing children, family get-togethers, good food, and good times have been associated for several hundred years with a spring festival in Lahore, one of South Asia’s culture … Continue reading

Pakistan’s charade debate

Global Edition of  The New York Times | September 7, 2006 The Boston Globe | September 3, 2006 By Imaduddin Ahmed LAHORE, Pakistan THE BATTLE for basic women’s rights — including the right to have a rapist prosecuted — is back on the agenda in Pakistan. Since 1979, laws known as the Hudood ordinances have placed a … Continue reading

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