Illusion of a democracy

This article is a formal rebuttal to an article written by Mariam Sabih, the article can be read at http://meriamsabih.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/10-reasons-why-pakistans-twin-marches-are-heading-nowhere/comment-page-1/#comment-42 Point by point rebuttal: In the article the author claimed that. 1) Despite irregularities, 2013 general elections were better than ever before and several polls suggest PML-N sustains popularity. It is true that many polls suggest …

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Pseudo Democracy in a country called Pakistan.

Published on ARY Blogs   We live in an age where the dominant form of government is "Democracy" or more specifically Parliamentary democracy. Democracy is not in itself a system, in its essence democracy is a set of norms and values which serve as the base of the system. From this base, a super-structure is …

By-Elections or Deja Vu of 11th May?

The By-Election fever has gripped everyone once again. Amidst all this euphoria, the whole nation it seems, has forgotten the how it was fooled by the seemingly free and honest Election Commission and Returning Officers just 4 months ago in May. Will someone please explain to me how can we expect any good from this …

The Problem With Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

In January 2011, or perhaps well before, one of Pakistan’s most nearest and dearest cricketers, Imran Khan began his election campaign for May 2013. The campaign hit home; his slogans were change “tabdeeli” and “insaaf” justice – what more could a change-deprived, justice-deprived society ask for? The election campaign was fervent and alive, with marches …