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Posts Tagged ‘Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’

Pakistan’s new season of ‘Game Of Thrones’

Reuters photo   By 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 […]

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

AFP photo   By 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.

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 […]

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 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.

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.

This is Pakistan

  By Sattar Rind Pakistan is bursting with natural resources and enjoys all weathers on earth. The country is rich in resources but poor in leadership.

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.

The ups and downs in Pak-US relations

By Sattar Rind The US was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan, doing so within two months and six days of the country’s independence in 1947. Since then both have observed many ups and down in their correlation.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari offers excuse for what?

  By Sattar Rind Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari recently offered an excuse to PPP workers, known in Urdu as ‘Jiyalas’.

Two Friends Turn to Foes

  By Sattar Rind The former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari (AAZ) and ex-Interior Minister in the Sindh Government, Zulfiqar Mirza had been close friends for the last forty five years, but have now turned out to be enemies to one another.