Obama’s Wars: implications for Pakistan

The US is not about to handover the keys to Kabul. Hopefully, the Pakistani establishment will reconsider its strategic calculus; living lies is incongruent with the geopolitical realities.

by Dr Mohammad Taqi

While NATO may have softened its position from its earlier stance of using the ‘right’ of hot pursuit, Pakistani authorities will find it increasingly difficult to defend their untenable position in the face of intense pressure and scrutiny from the US. ….

Read more >> Daily Times

U.S. may not happy with present model in Pakistan

Generals in Pakistan Push for Shake-Up of Government

By JANE PERLEZ

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani military, angered by the inept handling of the country’s devastating floods and alarmed by a collapse of the economy, is pushing for a shake-up of the elected government, and in the longer term, even the removal of President Asif Ali Zardari and his top lieutenants.

The military, preoccupied by a war against militants and reluctant to assume direct responsibility for the economic crisis, has made clear it is not eager to take over the government, as it has many times before, military officials and politicians said.

But the government’s performance since the floods, which have left 20 million people homeless and the nation dependent on handouts from skeptical foreign donors, has laid bare the deep underlying tensions between military and civilian leaders. ….

Read more >> The New York Times

Notices issued to govt officials over flood ‘mismanagement’

By Mohammad Hussain Khan

HYDERABAD, Sept 28: The Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit bench on Tuesday issued notices to Chief Secretary, Secretary Irrigation, Relief Commissioner Sindh, DCOs of 10 districts, General Manager Nadra, Secretary Health Sindh, Chairman and Managing Director Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA), DG Health Sindh, EDOs revenue and health of various districts and others on a constitutional petition filed by Ayaz Latif Palejo and six other petitioners. The notices are issued for October 6.

The petitioners have sought registration of cases at concerned police stations against people responsible for creating artificial breaches and those displaying criminal negligence towards such acts.

Read more >> DAWN

LEH LADHAK– WHERE SINDHU RISES

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The “Deep State” has landed in deep trouble for catastrophies!

The Deep State and technocrats – By Kamran Shafi

The Deep State itself wants to puncture the democratic balloon one more time and relegate rule by parliament to the backstage so that any advances made are brought to naught.

Anyone seen the list being circulated on the Internet containing the names of the ‘technocrats’ who are being touted as our newest saviours in the “national government” that is to take over after the present dispensation is kicked out? Makes your skin crawl, I’ll tell you.

Most of them have been in the various and varied engineered dictatorial/caretaker/lota so-called governments of which we’ve seen more than our fair share; governments that failed in every which way, made a bigger mess of things every single time that they “rescued” us, and after whose failure and subsequent departure the political leaders thrown out came back into the assemblies with larger majorities than they had when they were shown the door.

So why are these names making it to the lists being “prepared and finalised” when they were such abject failures in their earlier incarnations as ministers and advisers to dictators? It is not as if manna fell from heaven when they were ruling the roost, nor was there a chicken in every pot in the land. So, who are these people that pop up every now and again whenever the Deep State decides democracy has to take yet another setback? ….

Read more >> DAWN