Friday, March 10, 2017

Census under Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government is everything but fair

Gordon De Jong, the professor of Penn State University and Research scientist of “Population Research Institute” said, "The census ensures that each community gets the right number of representatives in government.” In every democratic society, representation is based on population, which ensures the equitable distribution of resources among public. All civilized democracies go through this process in every ten years. But unfortunately Pakistan couldn’t manage to hold the census since the last one in 1998. The first census held in Pakistan under United Nation was in 1951, then the exercise took place in 1961, 1972, 1981 and 1998. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

My first memorable meeting with Altaf Hussain

October 30th 2016 was the date when I met MQM founder and leader Mr. Altaf Hussain first time in my life. Those who are aware of Pakistani politics know his importance very well. He is always considered the “King Maker” in Pakistan’s politics. My meeting with him lasted for few hours, and I stayed in MQM London office, famously known as International Secretariat, for half a day and I captured many memories in pictures. Few things astonished me in the visit that I decided to pen down for those who like to read my blogs.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The absence of principles of right and wrong

This article is written by Mujtaba hasan Zaidi 

The topic that I am about to write is something that I have been thinking a lot since its happening. The problem with our society, let me rephrase that to our country, is this that we have no moral understanding of right and wrong. It is either our way, which is the only right way or it is wrong in every possible reasoning because it is not in our favour. The real understanding of what actually is right either eludes us or is too hard to accept as a fact to our mind.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Narcissism, a Big No for any leadership !

In the first week of March, when Karachi was approaching its colourful tea festival, Mustafa Kamal returned to Karachi from Dubai. Mustafa Kamal is not an unknown name, especially in Karachi, where he was the City Nazim from 2005-2010. He was nominated to this post by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and was affiliated with the party for almost 28 years. He left the party when he was serving as MQM senator in the Pakistan senate.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


This blog has been written by one of my friend, who asked me to upload on my blog, and requested not to share his name. 

Ever since Mustafa Kamal came back to Karachi and held a press conference announcing his unnamed political party, the Pakistani media has been banging the drum round the clock about his arrival and his dissent from the MQM. For many, including myself, Mustafa Kamal was a figure who changed the face of the city of Karachi for the better. We, the millennials of Karachi, idolised and loved him. However, his latest tirade against the MQM and its chief simply seems to be something that is not genuine. I know I will be developing quite an opposition to my ideas but at least let me explain in good faith why I have an opinion like that.
Mustafa Kamal’s statement regarding his conscience not allowing him to stay in the quiet regarding MQM’s activities seems to be hollow because of four simple reasons.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Who is Perverted??

Once again PTI’s followers were criticizing Altaf Hussain’s speech mostly on social media. It made me curious that what latest Altaf Hussain has said which lead to an outcry on electronic and social media. Successfully I found his speech of 16th February 2016, which he delivered to his workers and office bearers at his party headquarter famously known as Nine Zero.

If we watch the video, about 9:30 minutes into the video, he pointed towards the humble beginning of all human beings by quoting the verse 13th of Chapter 49 of Holy Quran which is “Surah Hujurt”.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

ISIS is not Islam

My 15 year old high schooler said that soon we will start the unit about “Islam” in history, but now I don’t want to do it. The reason behind her uncomfortable feeling was a statement made by one of her classmate, when he said that they are going to learn the unit about “ISIS”, the terrorist organization. The student who said this wasn’t Muslim. I advised her to ignore the comments.  It was equally disturbing for both of us, as I remember saw her very sad about the San Bernardino attack, which took lives of 14 innocent Americans. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a civilized society

MQM leader Altaf Hussain is facing ban on speeches and statement in Pakistan. The ban is imposed on electronic and print media due to his bold speeches against the law enforcement agencies involved in extra judicial killings in Karachi.  The question is, if such a ban is even constitutional in any democratic system? No. Constitution of Pakistan, Article 19 (freedom of Speech) says;

                            Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defense of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, [commission of] or incitement to an offence”.