Tag Archives: Pakistan Foreign Minister

I Want Jinnah’s Pakistan

By: Tariq Ali

Suicide bombings, death, destruction and carnage on a monumental scale. Murder and mayhem across the length and breadth of the country with no sign of let up or relief. Senior army officers targeted in broad daylight in the heart of the federal capital.The audacity, vicious nature and cruelty of the onslaught increasing with each passing day. Is this the Muslim homeland envisaged by the founding fathers? Certainly not! Jinnah’s vision of his creation was negated and nullified with the adoption of the Objectives Resolution shortly after his death in 1949. Continue reading

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University students in Lahore confront Hillary

students-608 Agencies – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s charm offensive rolled into a wall of suspicion at one of Pakistan’s top universities on Thursday as students grilled her on whether America was truly ready to be a steadfast partner in a time of crisis. Continue reading

Zain Hussain Qureshi: Drowning in the sea of pointless pointlessness pointlessly!

By: Saleha Javaid

vcAs if juicy tidbits about “Meera” aren’t bizarre enough already, staggering reports about Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s son, “Zain H. Qureshi” are a ‘special’ and hopefully ‘limited’ edition to tabloid journalism in the country. The intern who has been ripped to shreds for his internship at Senator John Kerry’s Office is alleged to have been complicit in drafting the controversial Kerry Lugar legislation in his capacity as “legislative fellow” during the period of his internship. So much for gaining pre-professional work experience prior to graduation!  What is more amusing is the portrayal of this association between the FM’s son and the Senate Foreign Relations committee chair as being covert and classified, intensifying Pakistani suspicion about recently passed and highly controversial “Kerry Lugar Bill.” Continue reading

Bring them to justice!

By: Agha Haider Raza

criminal_justice_jurisprudenceThe current bombings in Pakistan are definitely a cause for concern.  It is unfortunate that after a successful military operation in Swat and surrounding areas, these shameful militants still take pride in the loss of human lives.  Then again, it is difficult to expect them to respect the value of life once they become suicidal and so keen on killing others.  The Kerry-Lugar Bill is another operation that has exposed the lack of respect journalists have for others as well.  From fake stories, to conspiracies and downright lies, Pakistan’s media has seen and done it all.  The legal battle ensuing from the lies has only proved the malice and bad intentions with which journalists like Ahmed Quraishi pen their writings.

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