Author Archives: Nazir Naji

Nazir Naji

No labels for Pakistan

It was a great pleasure to watch the way President Obama dealt with the Indian media, government and politicians single-handedly. It was not just entertaining to watch, it also demonstrated the full glory of democracy in a way which nascent half-baked democracies like us seldom witness. In a very hostile environment, Obama very amicably debunked all the tactics which were adopted to turn him against Pakistan and wheedle him into making statements against it.
The very first stop

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On Obama’s trail

The Mumbai Airport is the fifth largest airport in the world and it is host to more or less all the biggest airlines in the world. After two days, this airport shall be closed to all flights. On the 6th of November, the US President Barack Obama is coming to India for a visit. As you read this, the Mumbai Airport has been in the control of American security guards for the past two days. On the night of 5th November, every Indian security guard will be ineffective. Anybody with an

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An inalienable right?

If the trend of using the violation of human rights as a basis of litigation continues, it won’t be long before blackmailers, kidnappers and thugs will be asking for their basic rights to be guaranteed in court. The right of being a turncoat, or as we call them in Urdu vernacular: a lota, is also one of these so-called basic rights. Some people have brought the case to court which argues that their party leaders have stripped them of their basic rights by asking them to adhere to

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Facing the truth

Our rulers have a feudal mindset. It is this very mindset that the Pakistani public and foreign powers have to face when dealing with the Pakistani establishment. This mindset can neither comprehend internal matters nor fully understand foreign issues. This is why it is always in a state of conflict with the Pakistani people, treating them like subjects of a fiefdom, belying the realities of the 21st century. The people want change; the ruling class is not ready to deliver change.

Nazir Naji

Black October

It’s been a string of them, Octobers filled with darkness. The first such October was witnessed by our nation in 1951 when Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated in Rawalpindi. This set in motion a tradition such that Pindi became a monument to the martyrdom of elected Prime Ministers. It was the city of choice for the martyrdom of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his daughter Benazir. All three of them belonged to Sindh. This is, ofcourse, only to count the successful attempts, not all the other