Sharif is fighting a battle for survival

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Imad Zafar

 

As per the predictions of political pundits in Pakistan, the ‘game of thrones’ is about to reach its conclusion. A triangle where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is being trapped from three different sides, the troika of invisible forces, judiciary and Imran Khan at the moment having virtually caught Sharif in a cage. Will Pakistan’s Prime Minister be able to survive this time? Continue reading “Sharif is fighting a battle for survival”

Accountability: We Need To Get Rid Of Double Standards

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Imad Zafar

The Prime Minister’s family presented in front of a Joint Investigation Team and Imran Khan appearing before the Supreme Court; this is the news trending everywhere in Pakistan.

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Silencing dissent: An attempt to control social media?

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Imad Zafar

The crackdown season has started again in Pakistan, this time the target being social media activists. People who use social media to raise their voices on political and other policy matter issues are being asked to present themselves before the Federal Investigation Agency to prove they are not an agent or working against national interest.

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Dawn Leaks Conclusion: Thanks But No Thanks

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Imad Zafar

The Newsgate or Dawn Leaks scandal, after creating rifts between the civil and military establishment, in addition to spreading rumors, has at last reached its conclusion.

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Dawn Leaks: A tweet that shows a “State within a State”

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Imad Zafar

Who is at the helm of affairs in Pakistan? Every single sane person knows it. It is a fact that the civilian governments in Pakistan are always dependent on the defence establishment’s mandate rather than depending on the mandate of the masses.

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Pakistan’s new season of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Imad Zafar

To understand the dynamics of Pakistani politics, one needs to watch the popular drama series ‘Game of Thrones’. Based on George R R Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ this drama serial focuses on the moves and conspiracies to win power games. I am sure if the writer or director sees Pakistan’s version of ‘Game of Thrones’ they would forget their own drama series.

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Panama verdict: Sharif injured but survives to fight the ‘Godfathers’

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Imad Zafar

Finally after a long wait, the verdict of the Panama Papers case in Pakistan has been announced. Five judges gave a lease of life to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by not disqualifying him on the petition filed by Imran Khan and company.

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