Author Archives: Mian Abrar

INTERVIEW: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

‘PTI will accept judgment of independent, authoritative judicial commission’ The case had to be brought to the people’s court. Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the focal point of PTI with good reason. He’s

Interview: Sirajul Haq

‘Govt, not sit-in, harmed economy’ There is still a way out of the crisis   Sirajul Haq took over the Jamaat in unusual circumstances. Munawar Hasan’s provocative attitude had done the party

INTERVIEW: Ahsan Iqbal

‘Imran’s claims are absurd’ The country doesn’t need confrontation   Ahsan Iqbal is widely considered one of the more rounded members of the Sharifs’ inner circle. Coming from a political family, himself

PPP-MQM tiff is nothing new

Deciphering political developments from a unique vantage point     Pakistani politics has clearly gone into high gear. From PTI/PAT dharna to jalsa transformation, PPP attempts at resurgence in Punjab, to MQM

Interview: Rehman Malik

Way out of this chaos The Jirga can still help make peace between the government and protestors   Q: What is the latest status of your interaction with the government as well

Ball in the military’s court

INTERVIEW: General (retd) Talat Masud Army’s hold over important matters is not new   Islamabad’s political paralysis has reached a point where talk of army intervention has started doing the rounds more

‘We are strengthening democracy’

INTERVIEW: Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah   Leader of the opposition reveals backchannel dealings meant to diffuse Azadi march tensions     With PTI’s Aug14 long march imminent, opposition parties have been busy

Mian Abrar

Puppets of the new great game

Sleepwalking into another nightmare?     Recent incidents on the national, political and strategic landscape point to a new scheme of things, a new game plan for Pakistan – possibly an expansion