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Yes He Khan! No He Khan’t! Or can he? (Part 2)

This is in continuation of my previous blog post about Sana Bucha’s article in The News published on 6th November entitled “His Name is Khan, Imran Khan”, which I saw as representative of recent opinions published about Imran Khan. Wave the magic wand Imran had made some high-level foreign policy statements in his speech, which … Continue reading

The value of a life

Can you imagine what would have happened if 24 American soldiers had been mistakenly killed in a raid by Pakistani helicopter gunships? Would the reaction been a “high priority investigation”? Would an apology and condolences have been sufficient? Is the value placed on a Pakistani life the same as the value of an American life? … Continue reading

Yes He Khan! No He Khan’t! Or can he? (Part 1)

Recently there has been a spate of articles, blog posts, editorials, opinions and columns of various types aimed at Imran Khan, most of them laced with cynicism and sarcasm, attempting to show the naïve public the reality of his true, hidden ideology and the impracticality of his rhetoric filled policy speeches. An example is the … Continue reading

Premier League – season so far…

The 2011/12 Premier League season is nearly a third of the way to being over, with most teams having played 12 games, with the exception of Villa, Everton (who are both on 11 games) and Spurs (who have played 10). With Newcastle, the surprise package of the season, having lost to Manchester City on Saturday, … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 4)

In continuation of recent posts, I am now going to conclude my thoughts on a recent episode of Mr Najam Sethi’s television show, “Aapas ki Baat” about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s jalsa at Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 30th October. So what’s new? On Imran Khan’s views on foreign policy, his statement about Kashmir and his desire to be allies … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 3)

Following on to my recent posts, I am now going to continue sharing my thoughts on a recent episode of Mr Najam Sethi’s television show, “Aapas ki Baat” about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s jalsa at Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 30th October. The “Same Old Faces” Having made the point about PTI’s search for the treasure-trove of votes … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 2)

Following my post yesterday, I am now going to continue sharing my thoughts on a recent episode of Mr Najam Sethi’s television show, “Aapas ki Baat” about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s jalsa at Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 30th October. As Mr Sethi and the show’s presenter, Muneeb Farooq, continued to compare the PTI jalsa to Benazir Bhutto’s legendary 1986 rally. Mr Sethi related … Continue reading

Imran Khan – Prince or Pretender? (Part 1)

Najam Sethi is an award-winning Pakistani journalist and media personality, editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, star of the popular television current affairs show “Aapas ki Baat” and the recipient of three international press freedom awards. His deep understanding of world affairs and his stellar career, interspersed with a fair share of controversy, has earned him … Continue reading

More Tests to Come

The drama of the spot fixing trial at Southwark Crown Court in London concluded today with the sentencing of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. Butt and Asif were found guilty and Amir pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to accept corrupt payments and conspiracy to enable others to cheat at gambling. In the … Continue reading

Gobal Media Coverage for Imran Khan

As the hype surrounding Imran Khan’s momentous rally at the Meenar-e-Pakistan in Lahore dies down, and other issues, not least the verdict in the cricket spot fixing trial, take centre stage, I took advantage of a couple of hours of down time to research how the PTI rally was seen by the foreign media. Internationally, … Continue reading

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