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پانامہ کی ریس اور مردہ گھوڑا

پانامہ کی ریس اور مردہ گھوڑا

تحریر: عماد ظفر پانامہ لیکس کا مردہ ہاتھی جس مضحکہ خیز انداز سے اس قوم کے گوڈوں گٹوں میں بیٹھ گیا ہے اس کو دیکھ کر اکثر اس لال بتی اور ہاتھی کے پیچھے بھاگنے والوں پر ترس آتا ہے۔ عمران خان نے اس ایشو کو لے کر قوم کے اعصاب پر زبردستی سوار ہونے کی جو کوشش کی ہے اس کا نتیجہ مختلف ملکی اور بین الاقوامی سروے رپورٹوں کے ذریعے سامنے آ رہا ہے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Urdu

Pakistan Belongs To The ‘Badmaash’ & Imran Khan Is Not One Of Them

Pakistan Belongs To The ‘Badmaash’ & Imran Khan Is Not One Of Them

By Haider Rifaat   If I were to meet Imran Khan one day, I would not ask him questions related to politics. Instead, I would give him a word of advice; give it up. Although I appreciate his enthusiasm to bring a ‘revolutionary’ change in Pakistan considering that it is impossible to do so unless political corruption is probed, his efforts seem futile and laughable. Have we all not seen it in the past? Khan’s relentless effort … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Lockdown is neither democratic nor constitutional

Lockdown is neither democratic nor constitutional

by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi Today Supreme Court started hearing of the petitions filed by many parties including Imran Khan. As a first step, Supreme Court ordered Nawaz Sharif and other defendants to appear before the court in two weeks time. Constitution of Pakistan does not provide any immunity to the office of Prime Minister so it is not an unusual request. But as usual friends and investors of IK were exchanging high fives as if … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Constitution, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Imran Khan: Tall Claims False Hope

Imran Khan: Tall Claims False Hope

By Faisal Zeeshan     Imran Khan (IK) once an inspiration for millions of youth across Pakistan, got 7.5 million votes in General Elections (GE) 2013, his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) emerged as the second most popular party in Pakistan in GE 2013, formed Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) while emerged strong opposition party in Punjab, Sindh  and Federation. All IK had to do was to perform in KP, act as a strong Opposition Leader and Wait for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Lahore, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Madrassahs Responsible for Decline of Muslim Civilisation

Madrassahs Responsible for Decline of Muslim Civilisation

Dr. Taimur Rahman Muslim civilisation can never advance as long as it does not do away with the outdated madrassah education system and embrace modern scientific education. For the last 500 years Muslim civilisation has been in an intellectual decline because we simply refuse to embrace modern scientific secular education. We keep living in the past and talk about Ibne Sina and Al-Khwarizmi. But the madrassah system that stopped all critical thinking after the 13th century ban … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Islam, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, secularism

Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

By  Sipah-e-Jinnah Today i.e. 25 June 2016, my wife and I went for an Iftar dinner in Islamabad. It was a farewell for a Spanish diplomat I know from gym.  I was unaware of who the organizers were. There I was introduced to four  “boys” (these were 30somes and 40somes) who were all standing together awkwardly.  One of them introduced himself as the Minister of Education in KPK. When they found out I was from Lahore, they volunteered that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan

یہ رانگ نمبر ہے خان صاحب‎

یہ رانگ نمبر ہے خان صاحب‎

تحریر: عماد ظفر ہم اس ملک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں جہاں گزشتہ ایک دہائی میں قریب 70ہزار سے زائد افراد دہشت گردی کا شکار ہو کر لقمہ اجل بن چکے ہیں۔ سیکیورٹی فورسز کے جوان ہوں یا سکولوں یونیورسٹیوں میں جانے والے معصوم طلباء۔ ان سب کو دہشت گردوں نے بدترین طریقے سے قتل کیا۔اتنا خون بہنے اتنی غارت و قتل گری کے بعد بھی ،دنیا میں شاید ہی کوئی ایسی قوم ہو جو دل ہی … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Army, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu

لندن پلان پارٹ ٹو بھی ناکام فلم ثابت ہو گی‎

لندن پلان پارٹ ٹو بھی ناکام فلم ثابت ہو گی‎

نوٹ: تمام خیالات مصنف  کے اپنے ہیں اور پاک ٹی ہاؤس بلاگ کا ان سے متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔ تحریر: عماد ظفر سیاست بھی نرالا کھیل ہے جس میں دکھایا کچھ جاتا ہے اور پس پردہ کچھ اور ہوتا ہے۔ اس کھیل میں نہ تو مستقل دوست ہوتے ہیں اور نہ مستقل دشمن اگر مستقل کوئی شے ہوتی ہے تو وہ مفادات کا تحفظ اور اقتدار کے تخت پرقبضہ کرنے کی خواہش۔وطن عزیز کی سیاست کا کھل … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Urdu

Significance of the Name of a Political Party

Significance of the Name of a Political Party

By Obaidullah Khan You might see an illiterate man with a name Ilm Din or a poor lady with a name Dolat bibi. But you would not hear a right wing political party named as Communist Party or a left wing party with a name Islamic party. Name of a political party is to be suggested thoughtfully. It reflects its manifesto and popular tide it is planning to go with. Our political arena is demanding a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Leadership: Irking Passions or Guidance

Leadership: Irking Passions or Guidance

By Misbah Azam During the mid-1960s, when America witnessed the Civil Rights Movement and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, then the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which gave the voting rights to African-Americans, the Republican Party Presidential candidates, Berry Goldwater and Richard Nixon exploited the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” to woo the white conservative voters by appealing to racism against African Americans. Historians believe that 1960s Republican’s strategy created ready audiences for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

What has General Raheel Sharif Changed?

What has General Raheel Sharif Changed?

By Umair Arif Imran Khan recently tweeted that the “popularity level of Gen Raheel Sharif is touching skies”. Even though this is true but I am one of the many who are not easily convinced by the superficial displays of patriotism, songs, signboards or statements, which determine ‘popularity’ of political and military “celebrities”. I would rather discuss the serious issues like policies designed to resolve the chronic problems of the country. While Gen Raheel has shown … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process, south asia, Taliban, USA

Aleem Khan’s politics: From NA-127 to NA-122

Aleem Khan’s politics: From NA-127 to NA-122

By Awais Saleem There is never a dull moment in Pakistani politics, more so when electoral fever is in full flow. The by-election in NA-122 has become a “do or die” affair for both PMLN and PTI. Battle lines have been drawn, emotions are running high, claims are being made and supporters of both sides are baying for each other’s blood. The PMLN, having the advantage of incumbency in the Center as well as Punjab, has traditionally … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Reviews

بدلتا ہے رنگ خوشامدی ٹولہ کیسے کیسے

بدلتا ہے رنگ خوشامدی ٹولہ کیسے کیسے

تحریر: عماد ظفر خوشامد کی کوئی نہ کوئی انتہا ضرور ہوتی ہے. لیکن ہمارے ہاں باقی تمام چیزوں کی طرح اس کی بھی کوئی انتہا نہیں. گزشتہ تحریروں میں سول ملٹری ریلیشنز کے بارے میں لکھنے کے بعد اس موضوع پر لکھنے کو ہرچند دل آمادہ نہیں تھا لیکن بین الاقوامی اخبار گارڈین میں فوج کی میڈیا پر سنسر شپ کی رپورٹ اور ایک انتہائی عجیب و غریب اور احمقانہ سیاسی ہتھکنڈا دیکھنے کے بعد جو … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Elections, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Urdu

Case Closed

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. Max Fisher — an ex-staffer of Washington Post who left the Post in February 2014 along with two of other staffers to join Ezra Klein’s new Vox Media-backed venture — on January 28th, 2014, wrote an interesting article in the Post. In his article Fisher presented the mathematical model by Jay Ulfelder — a political scientist, a former research director of the Political Instability Task Force commission by the Central Intelligence Agency, and a moderator of a blog “Dart-Throwing Chimp” – who roughly estimates the likelihood that each country will experience a coup in the year 2014 by tracking over a dozen variables – from political system to years of independence the presence of absence of an “elite” ethnic group. Ulfelder claims that because he “fine-tuned” the model … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Old habits die hard

By Dr Misbah Azam Pakistani society came from centuries old monarchies, oligarchies and the tribal systems. Almost half of its history Pakistan was governed by military and dictators belong to bureaucracy and feudal/family oligarchies. Consequently, masses still have propensity to look for messiahs who — in their beliefs — would drive them in the right direction where all of their problems would be fixed. Even after the globalization and free media access they show the proneness to idolize the politicians who boast about huge changes and talk what people want to hear. This behavior was clearly observed during last decade when the masses — especially the young generation — treated the electoral process as a war between the forces of malevolence and the benevolence. Most of the political elites in Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pakistan