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Mush asks GB people to vote for ‘third force’ 1.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Stressing the need of a third political force in the country APML chairman and former president Gen(r) Pervez Musharraf has said that both PML-N and PPP disappointed the masses during their successive rule in the country and also caused irreparable damage to the democratic order through their faulty policies. Addressing a convention on Gilgit-Baltistan organised here in Islamabad on ...
Why slogans of change are more rhetorical than actual in Pakistan 22.2.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
‘Change’: an attractive term, which can easily fascinate the gullible ones into blind following and force the tougher ones to question their inclinations, if not totally abandon them. But the term ‘change’ is as evasive as it is old, as applied to cultural, social and political settings. Slogan of change is ominous, threatening to the existing social setups and has the ...
At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court 18.2.2015 NPR News
Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges of treason and murder. But in an interview with NPR, he says he has no regrets about returning to his homeland to face trial.
ISI-RAW fighting since independence must stop now: Musharraf 13.2.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad- Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani military ruler accused of sheltering and supporting the Taliban after 2001, has called for an end to the backing of militant “proxies” in Afghanistan. In an interview with the Guardian, Musharraf admitted that when he was in power, Pakistan sought to undermine the government of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai because Karzai had ...
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ISI cultivated Taliban to counter Indian interests: Musharraf 13.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'ISI cultivated Taliban to counter Indian interests: Musharraf' at newkerala.com.
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Musharraf: Pakistan and India's backing for 'proxies' in Afghanistan must stop 13.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

In interview with the Guardian, former Pakistan president voices his support for Ashraf Ghani and hints that he cultivated the Taliban


Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani military ruler accused of sheltering and supporting the Taliban after 2001, has called for an end to the backing of militant “proxies” in Afghanistan.

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A tale of two absurdities: the ridiculous policies of North Korea and Turkmenistan 10.2.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
I have lost count of the arguments I've seen coming from people trying to establish the worse form of government: atheistic or theistic. The strangest thing that I have observed is that religionists, mostly Muslims, seem to support atheistic leaders like Stalin, even more than atheists, themselves. This really does strike a chord, doesn’t it? I mean it definitely weren’t the atheists ...
The Poverty of Pakistani Ideology | Jacobin 29.1.2015 Delicious popular
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A democracy’s defense 27.1.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Ever since Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf began its dharnas in mid-August, there has been a massive influx of opinions, a shift in loyalties and a confusion of concepts in the Pakistani people. There are various categories and explanations and interpretations of what has become one of the most controversial buzzword of Pakistani politics: democracy. There are many analysts and politicians whose ...
21st-century censorship : Columbia Journalism Review 5.1.2015 Delicious popular
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The fascist state of Pakistan 2.1.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
The Oxford dictionary defines fascism as “an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization”. It is a system the world has put measures against since the end of WWII. There are laws that keep it at bay, such as making it illegal to deny the holocaust, of the countries that ban genocide denial, a number were perpetrators themselves.  In ...
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Amin Fahim not upset with PPP: Khrushid Shah 20.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI- Khurshid Shah, opposition leader and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, Saturday claimed that Amin Fahim a senior PPP leader is not upset with the party. The sources said that Amin Fahim had met with the former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a few days ago. They further said that Fahim is not happy with PPP leadership over nominating Sherry Rehman as vice ...
The wild swing between True Democracy and True Caliphate 13.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
If you were struggling to achieve true democracy, you would assume that you would stand for nothing less than the achievement of principles of fundamental rights, individual freedom and a representative form of government. However, what if you were not able to achieve all this by winning an election? Would you abandon these principles?   You cannot blame most people in Pakistan for ...
Ex-US Ambassador to Pakistan Robert Oakley dies 13.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON  -  Robert Oakley, who served as US Ambassador to Pakistan from 1988 to 1991, died in McLean, Virginia, aged 83. He was named as envoy to Islamabad to succeed Arnold Lewis Raphel, who was killed in an August 17 airplane crash alongwith President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. A career diplomat and three-time Ambassador with a reputation for shrewdness in Washington and toughness in ...
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Safia’s letter 3.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Safia, a twelve year old girl, has written to the Kaptaan, Imran Khan, warning him to deliver on his promises or face her protest. Political awakening has taken root in the country. While this is a good sign for the nation, it should send shivers to the misguided leadership to wake up. The romance with the country is back. We started off with this nationalistic spirit but got derailed in the ...
PPP chief says Pak PM Sharif's govt better than dictatorship 1.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Dec 01 : Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said, referring to the previous marshal laws in the country, that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government is better than dictatorship.
Treason charges politically motivated: Musharraf 26.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that treason charges against him were politically motivated and aimed at taking revenge from him for his October 1999 action. In an interview to BBC, Musharraf said the treason charges were manicured and completely politicised. He said he was being targeted to take revenge from him for his 1999 action. He said he was convinced that finally it ...
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