Grim tidings

Grim tidings

Could the Karachi beach tragedy have been averted?

Showcasing Pakistan

Showcasing Pakistan

In 2001, a few months after 9/11, I was in Washington DC with some teenagers who asked me if Pakistan was a country in Eastern Europe. Within a year, however, Pakistan would forever lose that sense of anonymity and, rather … Continue reading

The politics of Anti-politics

The politics of Anti-politics

  Perhaps, it is true that Pakistani population is fed up with country’s political system or democracy, the word we use to describe our political structures. The disenchantment is rampant. Everyone is talking about corruption prevalent in the system and … Continue reading

Diary of General Raheel Sharif

Diary of General Raheel Sharif

Monday Mere aziz hamwatno, this is the diary of General Raheel Sharif. I’m often told that a lot of the commissioned officers never liked Kayani. He was too frail-looking, too soft-spoken, too civilian. They will be much happier with me. … Continue reading

The funny side of…cricket

The funny side of…cricket

Rants about the ‘sport’ of crricket and ‘Tea-twenty’

Tapping into trouble

Tapping into trouble

The scramble for Karachi’s scarce water resources