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Amir Mateen
Friday, August 22, 2014
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 ...
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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) ...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad: Imran Khan can take the credit that his proposed circus on August 14 - whatever its results - has introduced some humility to the PML(N) leadership. The generally arrogant and elusive PML-wallahs seemed to have climbed ...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: Just when we expected Imran Khan’s PTI to up the ante in the run-up to its August 14 rally, the party almost staged a U-turn. There was a definite mellowness in PTI’s rhetoric. Or so was the case at the National Assembly ...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Amir Mateen
Islamabad-What should be the bigger priority for Pakistan: the carnage in Gaza or a Gaza-like situation in Pakistan where the government has called in Army for Islamabad’s protection. Well, the opposition in the National Assembly ...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: The PML-Nawaz (PML-N) government might think differently but we the pen-pushers really owe it to Abid Lion Ali for making our jobs much easier. Budget session can be really taxing to report, mostly yawn-evoking ...
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