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Ayaz Amir
Friday, January 23, 2015
Islamabad diary
This is not the failure of democracy. But it certainly is the failure of one brand of democracy, that of the parliamentary kind. We just don’t seem to have it in us to work this system: neither the sophistication, ...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary We should consider ourselves blessed for we are witnessing a miracle unfold. No power on earth could have broken the Zardari-led PPP’s record of incompetence. But Nawaz Sharif and his good governance team have ...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The number one issue facing us is terrorism/religious extremism, leaving all others far, far behind. While paying huge lip-service to this fight, but that too only after the Peshawar carnage, the ruling PML-N ...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary You can disagree with the written word, take exception to images on the screen, be revolted by cartoons. But the answer to the written word should come in the form of the written word and the answer to the cartoon ...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The first test of a book - prose, poetry or philosophical treatise - is whether it reads well. This test Abida Hussain’s account of her life and politics – Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman ...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary "No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by experience of life as that you should never trust experts. If you believe doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe theologians, nothing is innocent; if you ...
Friday, January 02, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary So what exactly was anyone expecting? That these knights would suddenly turn into blazing Tarzans, leaping from tree to tree, performing feats of valour that would leave us awe-struck? A steady chorus in the ...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary I have read two outstanding articles this morning (yesterday), the first, in an English newspaper, by Commander (r) Najeeb Anjum and titled ‘Give me back my old Pakistan’; and the second by Haroon-ur-Rashid in the ...
Friday, December 26, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary So this much is clear even to the congenitally unaware that but for the killing of schoolchildren in Peshawar what we call the national leadership would have remained unmoved. Hitherto, their eyes were firmly shut ...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Neville Chamberlain was British prime minister when the Second World War broke out. By the time of Hitler’s attack on France six months later it was clear to the British political class, especially in the House of ...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Ayaz Amir
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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