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Amir Mateen
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Islamabad: Only in Pakistan can this circus of the absurd unfold like this. Everybody knew that the elephant in the room was the so-called ‘Umpire’. The government called it in for its protection; Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri kept ...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: The best way for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to counter his political rivals is to come to Parliament and then speak. A five-minute speech by the prime minister in Parliament equalises the rants of his rivals that is shown ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government was back to its trademark style of staying away from parliament. Why keep the National Assembly in session when none of the leading lights from the government could spare time to attend the ...
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan seems to have given up on parliamentary politics. Perhaps he thinks he does not have a chance in waiting for his term or he is working on some dubious inexplicable agenda — or, given his mercurial nature, he ...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: Political brinkmanship seems to be lingering on. Just when we thought the PML(N)-PTI impasse was close to getting resolved the negotiations went two steps backward. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued his practice of ...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: It was perhaps the darkest chapter in our parliamentary history. Military dictators may have packed it off several times but they never desecrated the Parliament while it was in session. Nearly 100 parliamentarians, ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: It was an extraordinary development that the prime minister sat in the National Assembly to receive the leader of the Opposition, perhaps for the first time ever, even before the proceedings had started. But then these ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: The Parliament got adjourned emanating painfully confusing signals whether the country was celebrating or mourning its freedom after 67 years. All that brouhaha about derailing of the system, lack of trust in the state ...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: The Parliament seemed to have become irrelevant as the game of political brinkmanship was being played in Lahore where battle lines were drawn, gloves off and the knives were out. Shakespearean, isn’t it. One thing was ...
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: Things could not have been messier at the National Assembly as everybody seemed to be talking to everybody else to resolve the PTI-PML(N) impasse. Political parties were in a competition of sorts to acquire the trophy ...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: “You should thank your stars that you are not the prime minister in today’s Pakistan; you can’t have a moment’s peace during the day and a restful sleep at night; it is more of a curse than a luxury.” So said PML (N) ...
You have let us down, Mr Khan!

Posted : Aug 17, 2014
I stopped my wife from working, but...
Ashar Zaidi
Posted : Aug 03, 2014
Our real Jihadist problem

Posted : Jul 09, 2014
Lionel Messi: all in or nothing!
Talaal Burny
Posted : Jun 12, 2014