Over the last few weeks there has been significant discussion on the ‘leaked’ proceedings of a meeting between the civil and military leadership. The ‘leaked’ details ended up in Cyril’s article in Dawn and that led to a whole expedition in absurdity culminating in Cyril and Dawn being declared enemies of the highest order. Continue reading
O King of Punjab,
I write this open letter to you as a last resort. The people have tried getting your attention through tweets, FB messages and even columns but none of that seems to get to you courtesy your courtiers. I address you as King because that is what you are. Punjab has not been democratic for years and your style of governance has turned our province in to a kingdom that is run through a royal court made up of your favorite courtiers. Given this is a kingdom, I will not even bother discussing the situation of merit or anything that happens in a democracy. Continue reading
It has been a while since I made the effort to write a post about something. It is not that I have been busy; it is just that my threshold for tolerating bullshit just went up. But as expected there are things that just seem to get more annoying by the day and one of them is the PPP.
Recently the PPP after being kicked out of the government by the people of Pakistan have started re-establishing themselves again… but this time they are only online. Think about it for a second, the political party that actually has always been proud of their workers and their ground operations has now decided to focus more… online! WHAT THE FUCK! PPP your strategy is to copy PTI? Are you freaking kidding me? Are you guys high.. Ok do not answer that. Continue reading
In case you haven’t noticed, the new ‘IN’ thing in social media circles is to be an ‘Activist’. Go through numerous twitter profiles and on-line articles and you would notice that in most cases the person introduces themselves as an activist. But every time you ask them what is that they actually do, most of them have no real answers apart from saying that they are either freelance film makers or columnists which is common man speak for jobless people too lazy and under qualified to actually land a permanent job. And in absence of a real job, they have chosen to convert activism in to a career hoping to make a few bucks here and there. Continue reading
Recently, the PPP government removed Hafeez Shaikh, the absolute worst Finance Minister Pakistan has ever had. Only to replace him with a person, Mandviwalla, who practically has zero understanding of the economy and the state Pakistan is currently in.
In the time since the new genius has been in charge, the PIA and the Steel Mills have received massive bailouts, the price of dollar has gone up and the price of oil and diesel have also been increased. While our Foreign reserves stand at less than 8 Billion US Dollars, which is very low for a country our size, the new Finance Minister seems to be more worried about milking his new post for the next fifteen days as hard as he can. Continue reading