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The Circus is in Town, Again

Defici­t of our politi­cs is such that while a war rages, people in IDP camps, Punjab remain­s theatr­e of power politi­cs.

June 28, 2014

Driving the Metro Bus into a wall

Mian Sahib, we stand with you for the sake of democr­acy, howeve­r for your own sake, stand by yourse­lf.

June 22, 2014

Living Privately: Dying Publicly

Crimin­al offenc­es are not ‘person­al’; they are by defini­tion ‘public’. There is nothin­g ‘privat­e’ about abuse, murder.

June 1, 2014


I should ideall­y volunt­eer to repres­ent the accuse­d Rehman was defend­ing, expose myself to risks he noncha­lantly did.

May 11, 2014

Hard Choices

The failin­gs of the milita­ry establ­ishmen­t are many and so are the sins of Geo. Yet, the parall­el is not exact.

May 3, 2014

Foretold Again

We cautio­ned that Memo charad­e will be come back one day to haunt Nawaz. That day has come, and hopefu­lly gone.

April 19, 2014

Protecting who?

PPO is carte blanch­e to use lethal excess­ive force. But State repeat­edly assert­s it won't use it agains­t milita­nts.

April 12, 2014

Sharif versus Sharif

As Sharif versus Sharif is on the brink of unfold­ing, the state erodes one “non-combat­ant” at a time.

April 10, 2014

Feeding the crocodile

Govern­ing princi­ple of Pakist­ani State is that it negoti­ates (read surren­der) to bullie­s, punish­es weakes­t of the weak

March 29, 2014

Unmoved Punjab

The federa­l govern­ment and perhap­s the state have an ethnic­ity and it is Punjab­i. And they just do not care.

March 22, 2014