Ali Waqar

Ali Waqar

He is a socio-political activist and believes in civilian supremacy. He tweets as @malikaliwaqar (twitter.com/malikaliwaqar)

If not sanity, let democracy prevail

Aristotle once said that democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. To realise that very dream in my country of birth, I solely travelled across the continents to vote in the 2013 general elections. Pakistan, for the first time, was holding elections since its independence under civilian control and I, for the first time knew, who to vote for. For all the right reasons I decided to vote for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan. I pinned all my hopes on him, who swore to live by all the democratic values. But, just after ...

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Fauzia Kasuri: Fight for PTI’s interests, not your own!

Dear Ms Fauzia Kasuri, You have been affiliated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for a long period of time, and you have been a valuable addition to the party. However, the past six months have been another story altogether. You had several grievances against PTI, ranging from feeling overlooked to not being allotted a post or a party ticket. Honestly, we Insafians are tired of your forever-changing statements. You joined the party only to take credit for all it does. Later, you left it because your own demands were unsatisfied. Even worse, you abused the party before the media at a very sensitive point. ...

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