PPP Out Of Punjab Government: What Now?

Posted on February 25, 2011
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Adil Najam Although not at all unexpected, the news is big. The Pakistan Mulsim Leage (Nawaz) has parted ways with its provincial government coalition ally, the PPP, in the Punjab government. The PPP has accepted the decision (in a graceful and decent, but still hard-hitting, statement from Raza Rabbani, which I hope other politicians in […]

Adil Najam Once again, Karachi is gripped in a wave of ethnic violence and ‘target killings.’ In a city still reeling from the dastardly attacks on the shrine of Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, the daily grind of senseless by targeted violence has once again peaked in the context of the bye-elections for PS-94, some […]

Adil Najam It seems that the PPP government has finally found its equivalent to Wasi Zafar (the absurd, and often obnoxious, Law Minister in Gen. Musharraf’s government; here and here). Listen to the Rt. Hon. Abdul Qayyum Khan Jatoi, Federal Minister for Defence Production, proclaiming that it is the “political right” of every politician to […]