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First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

The PPP’s strong stance

October 18 is seen as another gloomy day in the blood-ridden history of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). On this day, in 2007, after the return to her motherland filled with hope in her heart after a long exile, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed was targeted ... [Published Daily Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry listen up to some common notes

Elisabeth Moss, she of Peggy Olson fame on "Mad Men," was circulating last month in the airy living room of a country house. Coffee-table books and discarded beer bottles were scattered throughout the space. She stopped to joke with several young people ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

‘We have done our homework’

INTERVIEW: Mian Manzoor Ahmed WattooPPP Punjab PresidentPPP is hard at work in Punjab, planning for something!These are definitely interesting time for the Peoples Party in Punjab. It’s been some time since the sting of the ’13 defeat. And however much ... [Published Pakistan Today - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

PPP’s role in Punjab

THE shoe is on the other foot now and the PPP in Punjab is finding that it pinches somewhat. When the PPP led the coalition that was in power in Islamabad, the PML-N often suffered taunts from opponents and criticism from within over its so-called friendly ... [Published DAWN Group - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

What if Musharraf is allowed to go abroad?

LAHOREThe PTI-PAT sit-ins in Islamabad which were viewed as a “joint session” of politico-religious workers, compared to the joint session of the two houses of parliament, are almost over after about six weeks. But Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri, now ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Can Pakistan's new spy chief restore security?

Pakistan's army has chosen a new head of the country's controversial spy agency. Seen as experienced in counter-insurgency operations, Lieutenant-General Rizwan Akhtar is being called "a professional soldier". But as M Ilyas Khan reports, the question ... [Published BBC - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Change of command

Promotions and changes in the command of the armed forces have sometimes in the past engendered controversies, either at the time of such appointments or later during the tenure of the incumbents. It goes without saying that the closer such decisions ... [Published Daily Times - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

The new ISI chief

And the affairs of the secret organisationWhatever good the ISI has done for the country, and presumably it is a lot, is known only to the secretive organisation. Some of its semi-covert activities have however brought its image down in the public eye. ... [Published Pakistan Today - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Madness and gravity

After reaching dangerous highs of brutal violence, the capital’s crisis has tapered off to simmering, face-saving lows. At a loss for anything meaningful to say, the ill-fated gang of two has resorted to crass vulgarisms and clichéd gimmicks; they can ... [Published Daily Times - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The script we need

So Pakistan’s most powerful and organised institution – the army – has finally spoken in unambiguous terms yet again that it believes in the supremacy of the constitution and continuation of the democratic process.The rare press briefing by Director General ... [Published The News International - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Democracy and Lord of the Flies

The results of the May 2013 elections were widely celebrated for being the first ever democratic transition of power rather than the clean sweep of a particular political party that currently holds the biggest public office. It was believed we were finally ... [Published Daily Times - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Would you invest here?

Whether there is a dharna, a flood, or a leaky faucet, ‘analysts’ are quick to point out their economic consequences. When the floods of 2010 happened, the finance minister would sing the story of how Pakistan had suffered and the donors loved it.Their ... [Published The News International - Sep 11 2014]

Quotes

"The big difference between us, I think, is I like New Jersey and he likes New York" Moss said
His appointment on Monday was greeted by the usual comments. "He is a professional soldier," said a line in one newspaper report. "He is every inch a soldier and has no political ambitions" said another
In Parton's view, Rather at CBS had  "a stellar career of war reporting, muckraking and speaking truth to power" and now, on Mark Cuban's AXS TV
"And as we know, for images and perceptions to change, we need a change in the reality in which they may be rooted."

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The PPP’s strong stance [Published Daily Times - Oct 18 2014]
Dharna and London Gate [Published Pakistan Today - Oct 16 2014]
Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry listen up to... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 16 2014]
‘We have done our homework’ [Published Pakistan Today - Oct 11 2014]
PPP’s role in Punjab [Published DAWN Group - Oct 05 2014]
What if Musharraf is allowed to go abroad? [Published The Nation Pakistan - Sep 28 2014]
Can Pakistan's new spy chief restore security? [Published BBC - Sep 26 2014]
Change of command [Published Daily Times - Sep 24 2014]
The new ISI chief [Published Pakistan Today - Sep 23 2014]
Madness and gravity [Published Daily Times - Sep 23 2014]
Geopolitical realities [Published The News International - Sep 15 2014]
The script we need [Published The News International - Sep 15 2014]
Democracy and Lord of the Flies [Published Daily Times - Sep 14 2014]
Judicial activism - II [Published The Nation Pakistan - Sep 13 2014]
A compromised politician in hand is worth two m... [Published DAWN Group - Sep 12 2014]
Would you invest here? [Published The News International - Sep 11 2014]
Salon: 'Notorious Pro-Military War Hawk' Lara L... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - May 09 2014]
Pakistani daily sizes up new ISI chief [Published Topnews.in - Mar 11 2012]
Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for... [Published Topnews.in - Feb 03 2012]
Pak Army corps commanders likely to meet in Raw... [Published Topnews.in - Jan 11 2012]
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Salon: 'Notorious Pro-Military War Hawk' Lara L... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - May 09 2014]
In a Tuesday column for Salon, Heather Digby Parton argued that the Dan Rather Memogate scandal had a sequel of sorts, in which CBS News, attempting to "appease the right wing" -- including the Bush administration -- gave "notorious pro-military ...
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