The return of Nawaz and Maryam – A short note!

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi. A non-establishment but very knowledgeable pigeon whispered in my ear that Nawaz, after the Avenfield judgement, had approached several quarters requesting that he and Maryam, and unsurprisingly no mention of Safdar Luggar buggar, be granted judicial relief from punishment and jail. In return both will publicly renounce all forms of Read More …

Alea iacta est. The Die is Cast and no turning back!

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi The die is cast. There’s no turning back now. No matter how much Nawaz and company try to muddy the waters by a narrative of establishment high handedness because he wanted to control them, the inexorable march of accountability, will not stop. One may find our judicial system leaky and Read More …

Vote ko Izzath Do! 25 July 2018!

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi*. The sanctity of our vote, especially of those who have voted in the past, is reflected in the manner this trust was manifested by those who acquired power. PPP got 13% of registered vote in 2008. PMLN got 17% of registered vote in 2013 But whatever the percentage it is Read More …

5th July 1977 – The Day Gen. Zia took over!

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi Much has been written about Zia’s period, so I will only briefly dwell on a few major factors which caused immense damage to Pakistan. The first was our entry into the Afghan theater against the Soviets at the behest of the USA. An act which has led to the devastation Read More …

5th July 1977 -The day Bhutto was ousted

By Syed Haider Raza Haider Mehdi As the PPP celebrates 5th July as a day of darkness, which it certainly was, here’s a perspective on how Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto betrayed the people of Pakistan as well. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was part Devil, part Saint and an enigma. Unfortunately the Devil won! A person who was Read More …

The Imran Khan “Fighting Chance”!

The Imran Khan “Fighting Chance” By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi The recent hooplah over PTI ticket allocation to “electables” has set Pakistan abuzz. Many have criticised his “electables” electoral strategy and there’s a rift amongst his own people on specific ticket allocations. These are both strategic and tactical questions. Strategic in questioning this approach of Read More …

An evening with the Oakville, Canada, PTI Chapter.

*An evening with the Oakville, Canada, PTI Chapter. *Haider Mehdi* Last evening I was invited by Dr. Samia the head of the local PTI Chapter in Oakville to share my thoughts on the current political situation, Imran and PTI. Here’s the link to the talk with thanks to our wonderful hosts Mr and Mrs Burhan Read More …

A personal view on award of Election tickets by PTI

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi Imran knows that these elections are perhaps his last and best chance as a political leader to come into power. And therefore he has to win at all costs and deliver on his promises. I’ve always maintained that Imran’s bigger challenge is not winning the elections, but the subsequent governing Read More …

Dont Trust Zardari

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi Zardari’s recent statement about supporting Pakistan is laughable. Amongst other things like his corruption, loot and plunder, this guy, Zardari, has to answer for his attempts, as President of Pakistan, to undermine our National Security and promise our denuclearization through Memogate and the evil he let loose through Husain Haqqani. Read More …

Straight from Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani’s mouth!

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi. A few hours ago I received a call from Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, former Army Chief with reference to my earlier piece about him being perhaps the only person who knew the mystery of the Osama Bin Ladin US operation. Gen. Kayani wanted to set the record straight since *”you Read More …