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Posts Tagged ‘Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq’

The Power of Propaganda

Reuters photo   By Imad Zafar Someone once asked an ex French President why he did not marry. He answered, “I was looking for my ideal woman all my life.” The person asked “So you did not find your ideal?,” to which the President replied “No, I actually found my ideal woman but her ideal […]

Pak-India Composite Dialogue: An Analysis

By Raja Farrukh Zeb   The two states Pakistan and India started their formal dialogue at the end of 1947, to talk about the payment of money to Pakistan along with a share in the assets, which India denied at first. The two countries also held meetings in 1972 to discuss the issue of the […]

Will terrorism in Pakistan ever end?

AFP photo   By Muhammad Waqas Awan For over a decade, Pakistan has been facing a war against terror for no reason other than two army dictators, one of whom General Zia, who gave us Kalashnikov culture, the other Pervez Musharraf, who shook hands with the US in the war on terror; as a result of which more than 75,000 […]

Modern Karbala: Bhutto and his Family

By Sattar Rind The 4th of April is a date that will never be forgotten by the people of Pakistan as it was on this day in 1979 that former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed.

Pakistan’s D-Chowk: A history of protest and change

By Waqar Haider D-Chowk is situated in the Red Zone area of Islamabad. The famous Chowk is always crowded by activists, people against the government or opposition parties. D-Chowk has been witness to so many protests and sit-ins held from 1980 to the present day.

Pakistan and the changing shape of the MQM

By Sattar Rind Many might not know that in Pakistan the word ‘establishment’ is being used for the army. There are also many names for this ‘establishment’, such as ‘powerful forces’, ‘the real forces’, ‘controlling authorities’ and ‘long boots’, politically.

Intriguing Politics and the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

By Sattar Rind Interesting developments are currently being observed in Pakistan, especially matters related to Operation Karachi and the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Understanding Iran-Pakistan relations

By Sattar Rind Persian, now Iran’s, history goes back to the Iron Age – the world’s oldest continuous major civilization, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 4000 BC, at least.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.

Who will stop the militants from killing?

By Sattar Rind Thirty five years ago a group was created by General Zia with the financial support and funding of Saudi Arabia for the killing of Shiite leaders and people in Pakistan. Today we continue to observe the constant killing of human beings all over the world.

Similarities between the Afghan and Syrian Wars

By Sattar Rind The US/NATO attack on a Russian military jet on Tuesday November 24, using the Turkish air force to do its sullied work, is a hazardous act of war against Russia with very dangerous consequences for the world.

The plight of the Hazara people

By Sattar Rind Hazara is the third largest ethnic group of the Afghanistan Turk-Mongol race, living in central Afghanistan, once part of Khorasan, an old name of the existing central Afghanistan and some parts of Iran.

Pakistan and General Zia

By Sattar Rind The twelve point ‘Objectives Resolution’ defines the basic directive of the new state principles presented by the first Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan on March 7, 1949 in the Constituent Assembly. In 1973 it was then made part of the Constitution of Pakistan under Article 2(A).

A General who became a hero

By Sattar Rind Following the passing of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a year within gaining independence in 1947, no one individual had moved the country forward, politicians instead blaming one another and calling them an agent of India. Everyone wanted to acquire more power from a relative infant country, all for personal leverage.

Action against Corruption

  By Sattar Rind ‘Politics of the 90s’ is a popular phrase for the people of Pakistan who had observed their country’s activities throughout that decade. It could be characterised as the politics of conflict and confrontation between the Pakistan Peoples Party, PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif‘s group, PMLN.

Politicians’ lost sympathies

  By Sattar Rind Politicians in Pakistan fail to serve their nation, neglecting to enhance the democratic norms, values and culture of the country. Politicians have changed the meaning of the word ‘politics’ to something that has now soured for all rational beings of society who wanted it to be deep rooted in their country. […]

Bhutto’s party

  By Sattar Rind Ex-president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari (AAZ) is currently co-Chairman of the once largest political party in the country, the PPP (Pakistan People’s Party). This party has shrunken considerably in the Sindh province of Pakistan, no one being sure what will happen in the nation’s forthcoming elections, particularly in said province.