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Why Imran Khan Alleges the US for the fall of his Government

Why Imran Khan Alleges the US for the fall of his Government

Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned politician, former Prime Minister of Pakistan is found openly alleging the US administration for the fall of his elected government. In his interview to numerous national and international TV channels, he claims that his visit to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis in the month of February, 2022 was not fully digested by the US administration. On[Read More…]

by 31/05/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
American-Style Colonialism and Imperialism, with Pakistan the Latest Victim

American-Style Colonialism and Imperialism, with Pakistan the Latest Victim

The world is littered with wreckage of many countries that fell prey to colonialism’s and imperialism’s ruthless march. All superpowers have hegemonic goals. One can only hope that such goals are achieved with minimum damage to vulnerable targeted countries and with minimum blowback that may make such policies and actions a spectacular failure. The U.S. way of colonizing other nations[Read More…]

by 29/04/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
The Imperial Logics of the Pakistani Left

The Imperial Logics of the Pakistani Left

Pakistan has been rocked by demonstrations throughout the country since the ouster of former Prime Minister Imran Khan from power. This development has been a surprise not only to Khan’s detractors, but to Khan’s supporters as well. The size of these rallies has been astonishing. What they have also demonstrated is that the Pakistanis who have been outraged by recent[Read More…]

by 28/04/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
U.S. Role in Pakistan’s Political Crisis

U.S. Role in Pakistan’s Political Crisis

Since I am originally from Pakistan and have been teaching interdisciplinary studies (including political science) at City College of San Francisco, I have been following the developments there with great interest and concern, both from professional and personal points of view. For brevity and clarity, I am itemizing my impressions as follows: From the reports available so far, it seems[Read More…]

by 17/04/2022 1 comment South Asia
Pakistan: Politics of Deception and Betrayal

Pakistan: Politics of Deception and Betrayal

Politics of the Few Criminals waits for Dark Future The lingering suspicion unfolds a reasoned impression that Imran Khan – the hurriedly ousted PM’s failure is the net success of the nine skeleton grouped parties – “Democratic Front.” This Front is not formed by the people but by the few discontented figures eager to grab political power by any means.[Read More…]

by 11/04/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Regime Change in Islamabad

Regime Change in Islamabad

Pakistan’s opposition is trying to overthrow Prime Minister Imran Khan with a no-confidence motion. Khan says the US sent him a threatening letter and he has proof of foreign funding for a regime-change operation, aimed at reversing his independent foreign policy – like his alliance with China and Russia and support for Palestine. While the world’s attention is understandably focused[Read More…]

by 01/04/2022 1 comment South Asia
Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s ultra-conservative inklings raise eyebrows

Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s ultra-conservative inklings raise eyebrows

Widely seen as a populist with ultra-conservative inklings, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan increasingly appears to reinforce widespread traditionalist attitudes that reject religious tolerance as well as the rights of women and minorities. In doing so, Mr. Khan is aligning Pakistan in religious and social terms closer to Turkey than his country’s traditional allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab[Read More…]

by 08/07/2021 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Protests against Pakistan Prime Minister’s comment linking rape to how women dress

Protests against Pakistan Prime Minister’s comment linking rape to how women dress

Pakistan rights campaigners have accused the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance” after the former cricketer linked how women dress to cause a rise in rape cases. In a weekend interview on live television, Oxford-educated Imran Khan said an increase in rapes indicated the “consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise.” “The incidents of rape[Read More…]

by 08/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Pakistan’s Choice for an Islamicate Counter-Hegemony

Pakistan’s Choice for an Islamicate Counter-Hegemony

The rapidly shifting geopolitical realities, every new emerging international security situation, and (especially) current circumstances in South Asia behoove Pakistan to treat the Kashmir issue as its top priority – and thankfully Islamabad is doing that. The recent statement by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, concerning the establishment of an alternative Muslim bloc to deal with the Kashmir issue[Read More…]

by 03/09/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Decoding Imran Khan: Struggle, Vision and Success

Decoding Imran Khan: Struggle, Vision and Success

Co-Written by Peer Bilal Baba and M. Altaf Imran Khan was born in 1952 in Lahore into a well off Pashtun family. He received an oxford university education studying politics and economics but his real passion was sports. He began, as most greats do playing at a very early age in Pakistan and then continuing in England. And even today[Read More…]

by 21/08/2018 1 comment South Asia
A Radically New Government In Pakistan?

A Radically New Government In Pakistan?

Pakistan has a new prime minister.  A remarkable  man:  a remarkable history-making career in cricket leading to numerous awards and records; a remarkable politician, mocked when he started, who after a 22-year struggle has reached the pinnacle of power. Bringing home the 1992 World Cup as captain of the Pakistan cricket team made him a national hero.  His achievements in[Read More…]

by 28/07/2018 5 comments South Asia
Pakistan: Poised for Challenging Political Innings with Imran’s ‘Naya’ Spin

Pakistan: Poised for Challenging Political Innings with Imran’s ‘Naya’ Spin

The state of Pakistan is now poised for a change, as predicted by many in the context of the General Elections held on 25 July. Though Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s victory is not decisive, there is a general feeling that given the lead in the race, PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan will form a government. The provinces will also[Read More…]

by 27/07/2018 2 comments South Asia
Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics

Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics

Tariq Ali, whilst having a lunch in Knightsbridge with the Pakistani cricket colossus, Imran Khan, suggested that retirement should not be too problematic for him.  (Khan had seemed gloomy, deep in thought about post-retirement prospects at the age of 30.)  Consider, posed Ali, film, or at the very least funding for a film institute.  “You could be an enabler or[Read More…]

by 27/07/2018 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Imran Khan’s Collusion With Pakistan’s Military

Imran Khan’s Collusion With Pakistan’s Military

The predicament of Imran Khan’s fanboys has been somewhat like the pubescent girl who falls head over heels in love with a promiscuous playboy; and when her family and friends try to knock some sense into her by telling her that your sweetheart is cheating on you, instead of heeding to their well-meaning advice, she thinks they are jealous of[Read More…]

by 07/11/2017 1 comment South Asia
Imran Khan’s PTI: The New Face of Liberal Nationalism

Imran Khan’s PTI: The New Face of Liberal Nationalism

Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism but there is a fine distinction between politics and culture; a democratic system of governance falls in the category of politics, while liberalism, as a value system, falls under the rubric of culture. When we say that Islam and democracy are inconsistent, we make a category mistake as serious as the Islamists’ misconception[Read More…]

by 25/09/2017 1 comment South Asia
 Imran Khan’s Faustian Bargain

 Imran Khan’s Faustian Bargain

The predicament of Imran Khan’s fanboys has been somewhat like the pubescent girl who falls head over heels in love with a promiscuous playboy; and when her friends try to knock some sense into her by telling her that your sweetheart is cheating on you, instead of opening her eyes up, she thinks that her friends are jealous of her[Read More…]

by 25/07/2016 2 comments South Asia