Reclaiming “India”

“India” should be a shared nomenclature between Bharat and Pakistan Sixty-nine years after independence, Pakistanis still grapple with what it means to be Pakistani. Often, we define ourselves by what we are not – Indian. While respecting existing state boundaries, this is exactly wrong. Pakistanis are Indian. Millennia ago, Persians and Greeks corrupted the local … Continue reading

Qadri’s march and Supreme Court announcement a coincidence or a military plot to take over Pakistan?

Hours ago, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the arrest of the Prime Minister on corruption allegations. Meanwhile, across the street, Tahir ul Qadri, a Canadian cleric returned to Pakistan, is leading an 80-100k strong protest, calling for the overhaul of the government on the basis of its corruption. In the interim, he is calling … 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

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