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More Provinces by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz Created On: 23/Sep/2014 Views: 14 Replies: 0 
As if there were already not enough political controversies in the country that Altaf Bhai has thrown in yet another one asking for the creation of a new province in Sindh. Essentially the MQM is eyeing at Karachi with a population of about 20 million majority of which is Urdu speaking and the revenue generation capacity of nearly 70 percent that of Pakistan. Sindh without Karachi will be just lik Click here to read Full Article

Army Promotions by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 23/Sep/2014 Views:4 Replies:0 
The promotion of six Major Generals to the next higher rank on the retirement of five Lieutenant Generals on their reaching the age of superannuation, which is just a routine matter in the army has created a furore in the media especially the electronic media to the degree where most news analysts and anchors feel obliged to cast their pearls of wisdom through their ignorant and pardon my saying Click here to read Full Article
Police in Schools by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 23/Sep/2014 Views:4 Replies:0 
What kind of governance or administration is this that the police had (has) occupied about 20 schools and college buildings to accommodate themselves while performing the anti-dharna duties in Islamabad. If the forces was brought from various districts of Punjab, it must have been placed administratively under the control of Islamabad Police, in which case the Islamabad Police should have been Click here to read Full Article
 
VIP Culture by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 18/Sep/2014 Views:112 Replies:0 
Alas, the day had to dawn when the ordinary took on the VIP physically and did not let Rehman Malik and another MNA board the plane which had been delayed for more than two hours allegedly due to the late arrival of the VIPs. Not keeping time seems to be part of our VIP culture. The more important a VIP the more late he arrives for the occasion. Why don’t they try to behave modestly and care mor Click here to read Full Article
Judicial Commission on Elections Rigging by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 13/Sep/2014 Views:119 Replies:0 
A silver lining had started shimmering when the govt. negotiating team was reported to have agreed to accept 5 out of the 6 points of TIP agenda. The most important issue – Rigging in the Elections – was resolved by appointing a three member judicial commission to look into the rigging allegations of 2013 elections. Click here to read Full Article
 
Judges Inconvenience by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 6/Sep/2014 Views:119 Replies:0 
It is highly deplorable that the honourable judges of the Supreme Court had to traverse a considerable distance on foot to reach the court due to the sit ins (dharna) of PTI and PAT. The honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan had, therefore, to issue orders for the clearance of Red Zone of all such hindrances and obstructions that were causing great inconvenience to the judges. Click here to read Full Article
Form of Government by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 6/Sep/2014 Views:117 Replies:0 
If nothing else the long marches by Imran and Dr. Qadri have dawned the realization to all that not all is well with our rulers and the electoral system that elects them. Talks are also rife that apart from the electoral reforms the life of the assemblies should also be curtailed to four years instead of the present five years. In a TV Talk Show someone also mentioned about the presidential form Click here to read Full Article
 
What is it to be a Pakistani by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 6/Sep/2014 Views:124 Replies:0 
I am almost 84, was 17 and a first year student when Pakistan came into being. Took part in Pakistan movement, saw, heard and even photographed Quaid e Azam (and Miss Fatima Jinnah) when Quaid addressed us the students of Edwardes College Peshawar on 18 April 1948 and the next day at Islamia College (now Peshawar University). Click here to read Full Article
Afterthought but Too Late by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 6/Sep/2014 Views:114 Replies:0 
Recounting of 04 seats – NO Recounting of 10 seats – YES Click here to read Full Article
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 30/Jul/2014 Views:164 Replies:0 
Now that the holy month of Ramazan is ending (has already ended in some parts of KPK) please allow me to share with you all a column which speaks volumes about our blind following of some of our religious ritual equally led by the ‘blind’ clergy. Click here to read Full Article
Lowari Tunnel: by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 16/Jul/2014 Views:176 Replies:0 
A lot is being done to improve the road communications and mass transportation systems in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and of late Karachi. Billions and billions are being spent on these projects which the critics think are not that essentially required and the huge amounts could be utilized elsewhere on much more badly needed projects to ameliorate the lot of the masses. Anyway, now th Click here to read Full Article

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