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Ayaz Amir
Friday, July 03, 2015
Islamabad diary
The rest is all detail. This is the fundamental requirement: strong and clean hands on deck; an end, finally, to the Zia legacy of corrupt and steeped-in-dubious-money leadership – the marriage of capitalism and ...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary We should be able to see a turning point when it comes. This is such a moment in our history…rich with possibility. But it depends upon us, upon our collective wisdom, whether we make something of it or squander ...
Friday, June 26, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Recall that famous speech of Altaf Hussain’s in which he exhorted his community to sell their TV sets and buy arms. The MQM was never a political party in the accepted sense of the word. Beneath its surface lurked ...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Asif Zardari gets hysterical about the army and the prime minister calls up the army chief who is on a visit to Moscow and virtually reports to him to say that we are with you. Of the real state of play in the ...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Al-Qaeda is a thing of the past. Its appeal has gone and its recruiting banner has lost its lustre. It was a product of the CIA-sponsored jihad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, which is now part of ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The damn thing has been built, at colossal expense and less than colossal benefit, but never mind. They had their minds on nothing else and they had to show something by way of achievement. So just as in an era ...
Friday, June 12, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary From which school of law and diplomacy has the Islamic Republic learned that every silly statement must be answered and that verbal muscle-flexing is a sign of power? Verbosity is the occupational hazard of the ...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Every exploitative system needs safety valves, sops to the masses that can keep them happy and distracted. The Caesars provided free bread and circuses, including gladiatorial shows for which the best champions ...
Friday, June 05, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” – Twelfth Night The British came to the Subcontinent and brought with them notions of white superiority…and whisky and convent ...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary This is not a land of heroes, messiahs, riders on horseback or tinpot Kemalists. The climate is not suitable for this. Nor does history lend any support for the birth or rise of any kind of superman. In 2000 years ...
Friday, May 29, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary As if we did not have enough pulpit preachers in this country, we now have something far deadlier: the TV mufti, professional TV anchors and commentators who take themselves way too seriously, droning on and on ...
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James Shera
Posted : Jun 21, 2015
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Navyd Nafys
Posted : Jun 07, 2015