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Amir Mateen
Saturday, January 10, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government definitely needs to put its act together. It’s always embarrassing when a sitting government can’t maintain quorum, which means gathering a mere one-fourth members of the National Assembly.
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Friday, January 09, 2015
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: It was back to old ways after Parliamentarians had approved changes in the Constitution besides making tall claims to wipe off religious terrorism from the country. Thursday was almost an anti-climax. The moment debate ...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: Once again, Pakistan embarked on the experiment of invoking military courts to try civilians as the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament gave their consent to the changes in laws and the Constitution. Thankfully, there ...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: It made sense for the PML-N government to postpone voting on the 21st constitutional amendment, even if it was necessitated by circumstance. We could see chink in the so-called national consensus. Obviously, the ...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: It was as quick as it could be. They came, tabled the Bill, and adjourned the National Assembly till Monday. Political parties showed a rare unanimity in tabling the 21st Amendment Bill that, in normal circumstances, ...
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: With the fulcrum of political activity moving to the Prime Minister House, the parliamentary debate over the Peshawar aftermath seemed meaningless. Yet this did not deter backbenchers like Omer Ayub to contribute their ...
Friday, January 02, 2015
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: What a farce! PPP’s Khursheed Shah chose to speak on oil prices just when we expected his ilk to enlighten us on how they want to sort out Taliban mess in the aftermath of the Peshawer bloodbath. True, the PML (N) ...
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Amir Mateen
QUETTA: No matter what you say, the Balochistan problem boils down to one core issue: the illegal official kidnappings and the policy of ‘kill and dump.’ It is almost psychological—and why not. After all, you are talking about the ...
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Amir Mateen
QUETTA: Narratives don’t change in Balochistan easily — even if everything changes around them. The narrative of blaming Islamabad for everything that is wrong with Balochistan is a case in point. One expected some mellowness ...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Amir Mateen
QUETTA: Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik’s social moorings are ideally suited to Balochistan’s current circumstances and political requirements. He is known to be soft-spoken and patient even with his worst political rivals. This is ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Amir Mateen
QUETTA: The scene outside the Balochistan Assembly exemplifies the unique reality of the crisis-torn province. Every thing around here is tense. Convoys of high-powered luxury vehicles (SUVs) with tinted glasses and bulletproof ...
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