Baasath-taresath: Musarat Shaheen, Ayaz Amir, Ansar Abbasi and the Returning Officer

Baasath-taresath: Musarat Shaheen, Ayaz Amir, Ansar Abbasi and the Returning Officer

Mohammad Jawad     A sorry bunch we are no doubt, our misery taking forms that even the wisest can get caught unguarded. The circus that came to town last week overstayed the welcome considerably, leaving behind some strong odours in the process. Surely there was drama, entertainment, excitement and face-palms in unequal measure for a nation bewildered by the […]

Claiming the Khilafat

Claiming the Khilafat

Mohammad Jawad Pro-Khilafat internet warriors have built up an increasing presence in the cyberspace. You can hardly spend a few hours on a serious political discussion forum until you come across an emotional brother eager to break the news of a fresh advance in the war to proclaim a Grand Khilafat that would comprise all Muslim majority lands and perhaps […]

The “End Game” in Afghanistan

The “End Game” in Afghanistan

Mohammad Jawad The issue of the restoration of NATO supplies has been getting a periodic attention in the nation’s debating circles as well as the power centres. Inevitably, references are made to “the end game”, which apparently means to portray the various scenarios that could play out at the end of the NATO military intervention in Afghanistan. Two of the […]

A Few Notes on Democracy: What, Why and How Much?

A Few Notes on Democracy: What, Why and How Much?

Mohammad Jawad Democracy as a form of government, is perhaps one of the most talked about but least understood concept. In conversations, talk shows and debates in the legislatures, it can mean anything and everything from a kind of revenge all the way up to any form of elected representation. So what really is democracy and why is there so […]