The beginning of the end of Musharraf?

The love affair between the US and Musharraf seems to be finally coming to an end as the US finds a new lover in the new Army general of Pakistan Ashraf Kiyani. Latest news points to Kiyani allowing the US troops to put their foot on the Pakistani soil in the guise of training and…

The devil removes his uniform

A superb article by B Raman in Rediff on the aftermath of Musharraf’s resigning from the post of Army General to become the President of Pakistan. Shortly after Zia took over as the chief, the Shah of Iran visited Pakistan. While introducing Zia to the Shah, the flamboyant Bhutto was reported to have remarked: ‘Meet…

Pakistani nukes in American hands?

Just as expected, or as rumoured, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are already under American control. Surely the US cant sit aside and fiddle its thumbs as Pakistani politics goes for a roller coaster ride. Years ago, there were rumours that in case of Musharraf being killed by the extremists or the jehadis taking over the country,…

Benazir Bhutto survives to tell the tale

The God that Benazir Bhutto prays to is too kind on her. Looking at the television pictures of the carnage caused by the suicide bomber on her motorcade, its simply a miracle as to how she survived. Its going to be a long and bloody battle between the moderates in the political sphere and the…