Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicZulfikar Ali Bhutto

Topic: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to Imran Khan — Pakistan’s yearning for a ‘miracle man’ is its downfall

Absolutism has made Pakistani politics less issue-oriented and more tribal. It is hard to tell apart PML-N or PPP from PTI on important subjects.

How Kashmiri Islam, tolerant and love-based religion, changed to hardened Sharia version

In ‘A Kashmiri Century’, Khem Lata Wakhlu writes about the human side of living in the Valley, something missed by cold political treatises on Kashmir.

Indians should thank these three men for bringing 1971 Bangladesh ‘genocide’ to light

As the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Bangladesh approaches, along with it comes the memory of a gruesome genocide that ought not to be forgotten in vain.

In Pakistan, Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s admirers are growing. They hail him as a shaheed

Like in life, in death, too, Zia-ul-Haq ensured that he frustrated the Pakistanis who preferred to pull him down.

30 years on, Zia ul-Haq’s extremist, military legacy alive and well in Pakistan

Zia inherited a culture of little respect for the political class and he cemented that disrespect during his tenure, a legacy Pakistan still carries.

No Pakistani Prime Minister has lasted a full five-year term

In its 70-year history Pakistan has seen 22 Prime Ministers. First PM Liaquat Ali Khan’s term lasted 4 years and 2 months, and is still a record.

The making and unravelling of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Born to be Hanged, Syeda Hameed’s biography of Bhutto, is a valuable contribution to the existing corpus of research on political figures of South Asia.

Pakistan’s real 1,000-year war

Pakistan is a classical national security state which needs to be constantly at war with somebody, ultimately resulting in it waging war on itself and its own people.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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