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Ayaz Amir
Friday, December 19, 2014
Islamabad diary
The country’s two leading politicians are now Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan (mercifully not anymore Asif Zardari, and even more mercifully not the likes of Khursheed Shah).
Nawaz Sharif is terrified of the Taliban ...
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary This movement is not to be stopped or wished away. I am not expressing a desire, merely pointing to a reality getting stronger by the day. If it had no staying power this movement would have finished at the end of ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Dar’s announcing the government’s readiness for unconditional talks with the PTI is not the dawning of wisdom. If only it had been that. It is the government being left with no other choice, wisdom driven into its ...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary It is 10:30 in the morning (Monday) as I write this and different TV channels are reporting live on the deteriorating situation in Faisalabad. Whatever happens this much is clear: the situation is not in the ...
Friday, December 05, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Around 200, no more, visually-impaired persons – this the euphemism we use for the blind – wanting to march to the chief minister’s office on 7 Club Road to present a set of demands…what was the big threat in ...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary At about five in the evening, a few bald patches in D Chowk still visible, I said that Imran Khan’s rally was not the overpowering thing it should have been. Barely an hour later I was eating my words. Stepping ...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary I’ll never have a convertible, the one’s which are classy being beyond my means, but I often daydream that if I had one, preferably an open Merc, and if there was a classy lady – well, any lady – sitting beside me ...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Ayaz Amir
At least in our climate there is no bigger fantasy than this that the cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. In our kind of culture democracy means not democracy as understood elsewhere but licence: licence to do as you ...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The army is running its affairs its own way, the way it thinks best. The political government is informed, in a broad sort of way; it is not consulted. It has no input on what’s going on in the security domain. The ...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Amidst fierce fighting three more of our soldiers died on Sunday in a remote spot close to the Afghan border in North Waziristan. This was another reminder, if any were needed, of the grimness of the conflict ...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary On the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War the British, apart from other commemoration ceremonies, are remembering Indian soldiers who distinguished themselves in that conflict, including the ...
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