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Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.

10 November 2019

The Report

Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto


Back To Being Pakistan

Zardari's mishandling of the political situation could come in the way of the US operations against Al Qaeda and the Taliban at a time when the Obama Administration is re-tooling its Afghan strategy.


The Cover Up Continues

Three years after the assassination of Benazir, the conspiracy to have her killed has been followed by a fresh conspiracy to prevent the real facts of the case from coming out.

01 January 1970

Problematic Percentages

No other leader of Pakistan has ever created such a huge political mess in such a short time as President Asif Ali Zardari has. What the late Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto took six years to destroy, Zardari has destroyed in six...


Forward & Backward

The outcome of the fight between the Army and America on the one side and Al Qaeda on the other will determine whether Zardari's tenure will see a change for the better or the worse in Pakistan.

01 January 1970

'Could Have Been Prevented'

The UN report has not only blamed the previous government of Gen. Musharraf for failing to provide effective security to her but has also condemned the Pakistani intelligence agencies for preventing an effective...

01 January 1970

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A Pliant President

Like his late wife, Zardari, too, is now being laundered, just like the money he made when last in office as minister for investment. Zardari is perfectly suited to being a total creature of Washington.

01 January 1970

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03 February 2022
Yet Another U-Turn

Yet Another U-Turn

After having launched ground and air action against Taliban and Al Qaeda in FATA a month ago and after having intensified the operations against the TNSM in...


03 February 2022
The Latest Trick(ster)...

The Latest Trick(ster)...

After 9/11, the US tried to project Musharraf as its frontline ally in the war against terrorism. He did co-operate, but not whole-heartedly. It is now hoping...


03 February 2022
Burying The Cases

Burying The Cases

As in the case of the killing of her brother, the Benazir Bhutto assassination case too seems to be under a cover-up campaign, despite the government...


03 February 2022
Who's This Man?

Who's This Man?

The name of Qari Saifullah Akhtar has figured repeatedly--in a plot to overthrow Benazir Bhutto in 1995, in Daniel Pearl case in 2002, the two attempts to...


03 February 2022
'Power Cannot Be Carved Up On A Dictator's Table'

'Power Cannot Be Carved Up On A Dictator's Table'

In an interview from Pakistan with our Washington correspondent , the new co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party discusses the assassination of his wife...


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03 February 2022
Who Killed Benazir?

Who Killed Benazir?

What caused the head injury? Who caused the explosion? When did the explosion take place? Will the Benazir case be detected with the help of the Scotland Yard?


03 February 2022
Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions

Could Musharraf and/or the Pakistan Army have had a hand? Wilful negligence? Why has the ISI failed to counter Al Qaeda in the GHQ? Who could have killed...


03 February 2022
Pakistan On Edge

Pakistan On Edge

While enormous public anger and mistrust swells in nuclear-armed Pakistan, Musharraf, long supported by the US, is considered the biggest obstacle to moving...


03 February 2022
The Stiff Upper Lip

The Stiff Upper Lip

Despite all the loose talk by retired army officers, who were inducted into the ministry of the interior and the police, the Pakistan army and ISI have been...


03 February 2022
At The Crossroads

At The Crossroads

Amidst a flurry of rumors about impending emergency rule in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has warned that, without a peaceful transfer of...


03 February 2022
'We Need International Observers'

'We Need International Observers'

'It is important for General Musharraf ...not to defer the elections, not to impose the emergency and to make sure that those elections are credible and...


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03 February 2022
A Three-Legged Frankenstein

A Three-Legged Frankenstein

Will a final understanding between Benazir and Musharraf to rule Pakistan jointly--he as the President and she as the PM help vanquish jihadi terror? Let's...


03 February 2022
Bloodshed In Karachi

Bloodshed In Karachi

Whether the current crisis in Pakistan leads to the restoration of democracy or yet another emergency, one thing is certain: the political structure that...


03 February 2022
Same Old, Same Old

Same Old, Same Old

So what's the latest? That there is no deal with Musharraf but that Benazir would "work with him"? But only for "wider interests" of Pakistan and for its...


03 February 2022
'I Don't Believe In Signing 'Peace Deals' With Terrorists'

'I Don't Believe In Signing 'Peace Deals' With Terrorists'

Former Pakistani Prime Minister on her determination to return to Pakistan, willingness to ally with Nawaz Sharief, prospects of restoring democracy, American...


03 February 2022
Bibi's Annual Pilgrimage

Bibi's Annual Pilgrimage

Buoyed by the "doctrine of democracy", from which she hoped Pakistan would not be exempt, Benazir Bhutto got a reality check from the Bush Administration's...


03 February 2022
'Come Into My Parlour'

'Come Into My Parlour'

It's the spider and the fly, with Vajpayee as the spider, feels Benazir.


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