Stories about Nawaz

MQM vs PML-N: No one killed Tariq Mehmood!

In a recent round of allegations from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) representative Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has been accused of killing one of its own former ministers. During a live press conference a few days ago, Chaudhry Nisar stated that the MQM is infamous for killing its own party members and has even carried out the killing of former Minister for Housing and Works Syed Tariq Mehmood.  A few days after this statement, Mr Mehmood who happens to be alive, organised his own press conference conveying the truth to the public. He stated: “The other day I saw ...

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The predictable politics of Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani politics is quite unpredictable and a person like me who isn’t the smartest guy around can’t truly understand it. Yet, I am forced to think about it and according to Nikolai Lenin, one of the chief symptoms of every revolution is the sharp and sudden increase in the number of ordinary people who take an active, independent and forceful interest in politics. The same happened when PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif went to Muzaffarabad to announce the establishment of his party in Azad Kashmir. During his speech, Nawaz Sharif strongly criticised the MQM and accused the party of supporting dictators ...

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Nawaz and Zardari: Smiling through gritted teeth

The stage is set for two of the most important leaders of the country to meet again. A banquet is to be held with the Chinese prime minister in attendance, and Nawaz Sharif and President Zardari will once again take part in the fakest-smile-in-the-world competition. Since it is not a formal meeting, we will probably be spared the usual rhetoric that is issued in a joint statement. But the leaders are meeting beneath the dark cloud of the impending RGST and so TV channels and talk show hosts will analyse and over analyse their body language and gestures. The only tangible ...

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PML unification: We’re all in this together

The phrase ‘birds of a feather flock together’ seems to perfectly encapsulate the recent political atmosphere as attempts are being made by different factions of the Muslim League to reunite and ‘save’ themselves as well as the country from catastrophe. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Quaid League, and the Awami National Party (ANP) are at present cooperating as a group, keeping in mind their vested interests. The Quaid League, also known as the pet league of former President Pervez Musharraf, has joined what it once considered an unholy alliance and is shamelessly cozying up to the PPP leaders ...

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