Nawaz-Zardari Meeting in London: Yeh tu wohi jaga hay, guzray thehy hum jahan say?

Many of us remember the ‘All Parties Conference in London’ in July of 2007. Then it was supposedly an alliance of the democratic parties...

Of blasphemy laws & woman protection bill: law of unintended consequences!

How could two be related? Blasphemy Laws and Woman Protection Act? These two pieces of legislation look so different. How on earth some one...

Punjab Woman Protection Act & politics of NGOs & religion?

Pakistan’s religious parties have made an interesting political move. While in public and media consciousness they are identified as ‘spoilers’ who resist attempts towards...

Pakistan’s suicidal madness on Easter: “re-enacting” the “old narrative”!

Last summer, in a small gathering, a senior civil servant was complaining of massive traffic congestion on access roads to Murree and Swat. And...

Punjab Woman Protection Bill: Mullahs are wrong! But there are issues with such hasty social legislation!

Mullahs turn everything into a battle for and against Islam. This is wrong and plain stupid. And it also contributes to the overall ‘mediocrity...

What Apple & Tim Cook are fighting for?

I am painfully aware that many suspect me of being ‘out of sync with reality’, the reality of poverty, misgovernance and corruption that is...

Reflection from the past…

Moeed Pirzada | Main purpose of that website is to collect all my past writings from Dawn, Khaleej Times, Daily Times, Nation, Pakistan Today, The...

Punjab Police: Do we feel answerable to God & our Conscience?

We all know Punjab Police is politicized, dysfunctional as an institution. We know how it is used, exploited and pushed to do things it...

Washington challenge: PM Nawaz meets President Obama .…

PM Nawaz Meeting with President Obama – I just read Munir Akram’s piece, “Washington Challenge” and I genuinely felt sympathy for PM Nawaz Sharif....

Modi sounded more confident?

Why Modi sounded more confident than Nawaz? – Many factors are involved but two or three are more important. Modi knows that English is...

Attention: LESCO – Complaint of a young female engineer

Attention: LESCO A young female engineer sent me this email. I may raise this issue in TV programs, but that is still at least 15...

Altaf Hussain latest political blunder?

Altaf Hussain’s latest Political Blunder? It’s true that MQM and its leadership is under unprecedented pressure and Altaf Hussain isolated in the UK has...