Change is the only constant in the world, whereas stagnation leads to the death of a society. Ever since 2014 when a sit-in led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was held against the elected govern…
imad zafarWith Beijing putting it's weight behind Sharifs and the reference against Isa that is becoming embarrassing for the government ,It is only a matter of time before the winds blowing against the current government will become a storm.
Last Friday, the federal government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented the fiscal budget for 2020-21 in the National Assembly. Since the entire world is facing an uncertain period due …
imad zafarTor those who are living below the poverty line, there is no hope, as the state’s preference is to buy tanks and ammunition for imaginary wars while the real wars against poverty, illiteracy and the pandemic are left for the masses to fight on their own.
Famous English poet and scholar Alfred Edward Housman once said, “The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.” The delusional mindset likewise is very easy to create but i…
imad zafarThe real estate, sugar and wheat mafia, oil mafia, pharmaceutical mafia and cement mafia all are having the best of times.The price the next generation will pay for this hybrid regime' criminal negligence in every domain of governance will be very costly.
The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the US city of Minneapolis has resulted in a snowball effect on the politics of that country. President Donald Trump, as always was ca…
imad zafarCase against Justice Isa is triggering a snowball effect against the hybrid regime. There are no individuals but the country that matters, and the country’s survival and progress are dependent on the supremacy of constitution as upheld by judges like Isa.
Dissent from established narratives has always proved useful for states and societies to correct their rotten traditions. However, most people find it difficult to question certain beliefs, ideolog…
imad zafarThose who hold the authority to declare dissidents traitors need to understand that self-delusion is the path toward self-destruction, while accepting reality and correcting mistakes are the only way forward.
The hybrid regime ruling Pakistan – a political party backed by the military establishment – has been doing everything to suppress the opposition and dissenting voices in the press but has failed m…
imad zafarIt is not a matter of how this doctrine of establishment will collapse, as it is already collapsing under the weight of its own failures. The question is how long this doctrine will be kept intact by force, and at what cost?
Politics in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic has almost overshadowed the impact of the disease itself on human lives and the economy in Pakistan. While the rest of the world is busy not only tryin…
imad zafarWhy at this time when there is a no bigger threat than Covid, the salaries of the officers of armed forces should be increased and why non productive expenditures like purchasing weapons making tanks and missiles should not be diverted to the health care.
A pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, Edward Bernays, once said, “Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.” Bernays was right, as in the modern world both d…
imad zafarEven if the establishment somehow forces the main opposition parties to help the government to institute changes in the 18th Amendment, and even if more people like Asim Bajwa are brought into the government, it will not save the day for the establishment.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the entire scenario for human beings. It’s all about survival now, and everything else is a lower priority. While scientists are busy trying to develop a vac…
imad zafarA government that, in the middle of a pandemic, is busy around the clock undermining the opposition through a certain section of the media and accusing dissenting journalists of taking bribes may well be walking on a path to self-destruction.
Every day, the Covid-19 pandemic is creating panic and economic crisis all over the world, not to forget the loss of precious human lives. The inability of even developed nations like the US, Italy…
imad zafarShah's actions are speaking louder than words.Khan should learn from Shah how to handle the crisis, as the Sindh CM is doing so with a minimum of resources and in an atmosphere where his political party is continually painted as corrupt and treacherous.
The economic impacts of Covid-19 are becoming visible in Pakistan. The weeks of lockdown have affected daily wagers and the lower-middle-class segments of society. If one goes to the markets one ca…
imad zafarNews of largest social relief package of all time is a gimmick and publishers seem unaware of the miseries of ppl.Where as the reality is that Government, insecure of its future has brought the economy and the political discourse to the brink of collapse.
Not long ago, elected Pakistani leaders were routinely smeared by comparing them to godfathers in the “Sicilian mafia” and the like, and accusing them of corruption without such charges…
imad zafarIt is the deep state and puppets like Imran Khan and his cronies who are mafiosi within the state and blatantly looting the exchequer of the country with the help of a greedy section of the media fooling the masses.
The world has been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Such is the impact of the change that the new world order designed by the US after it was attacked on September 11, 2001, is beginning to collap…
imad zafarIt is the prime minister who needs to end his political “quarantine” and take the responsibility of leading this battle.
For now, it is Murad Ali Shah and Bilawal Bhutto who are leading the charge against the pandemic in Pakistan.
The Covid-19 pandemic has entirely changed the world within a few months, with most countries going for lockdowns and billions of people irrespective of caste, creed and religion pinning their hope…
imad zafarIn these testing times, country needs a leadership capable of vision and statesmanship to make difficult decisions for the survival of ppl. Khan is not fit to rule, as he has no vision, nor he can break free of his egoistic and self-centric approach.
The world certainly is going through testing times as the Covid-19 pandemic is taking the lives of hundreds and sinking economies all over the world. However, in Pakistan instead of focusing on fig…
imad zafarAt the time of Global crisis estab is preoccupied with accusing Sharif of treason, this will not damage his votebank and will only make Pak a laughing stock globally, as paid-off journalists and retired diplomats used against Sharif cannot fool everyone.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Pakistan and the number of patients affected by the coronavirus is increasing at an alarming rate. At the time of filing this report, a total of 183 patients had teste…
imad zafarCovid-19 is not an opposition party or a dissenting journalist that can be stopped by mocking ,criticizing or using GOV institutions to arrest it. This pandemic needs a wholehearted, well-organized focused effort to prevent an out break like Iran.
While the rest of the world is busy dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is busy muzzling the media and criticizing its political opponents. On Thu…
imad zafarFrom the attack on the Dawn News office last year to the ban on journalists, and from not allowing Steven Butler of (CPJ), to enter the country to the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Imran Khan has proved that he is a dictator in the guise of a democrat.
The debate in Pakistan currently is focused on the Aurat March that coincides every year with International Women’s Day. Annually on March 8, Pakistani women display slogans against men who d…
imad zafarA woman, even if she were to deviate for one instance from the role given to her by men, is branded a whore. Society closes on her doors it leaves ajar for a man stained by the same ink. If both are equal, why are our barbs reserved for the woman?”