Nadeem  Paracha

Nadeem Paracha

Politics of appeasement

Politics of appeasement

Saturday, 17 November 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

State institutions may believe that a policy of appeasement avoids conflict but in reality it offers nothing more than a brief respite In a recent statement, Shireen Mazari, the Minister of Human Rights, equated her Government’s ‘agreement’ with the agitating leaders of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to former British Prime Minister,...

General concern in Pakistan

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Does military influence deter the maturing of political institutions or propel the country to take steps that politicians refuse toij A look back into history... Being an Army chief in Pakistan has always meant being more than just a senior General in charge of a military. Almost 33 years out of...

Sindh's African roots

Sindh's African roots

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Sheedis of Sindh and Balochistan have an intriguing history. They have overcome many hurdles to become one of the country’s prosperous and stable communities On August 13, during the Sindh Assembly inauguration session in Karachi, Tanzeela Qambrani, who is associated with the left-liberal Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), became the first-ever Sindhi...

Sindh's winds of political change

Sindh's winds of political change

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Is the political influence of feudalism merely a stereotype that lazy ‘experts’ keep associating with Sindhij Is it actually more of a receding forceij In the recently concluded General Election, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) once again managed to sweep Sindh. Out of the 61 designated National Assembly seats in the...

Caught in between the real and surreal

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

like the MQM and the PPP, the PTI used a conceivable image to reinforce its leader’s personality. It has become a tool for parties in Pakistan In 1991, I worked as a young reporter at an English weekly in Karachi. In those days, newspapers and magazines of the city would often...

Making sense of Pakistan poll

Making sense of Pakistan poll

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Rigged or not, the poll results reflected the highly polarised nature of Pakistan’s polity. In a free and fair election, Imran Khan’s PTI would not have bagged more seats than the PMl-N and the PPP Just like most elections in Pakistan, the 2018 poll have been marred by allegations of rigging....

Finding scapegoats

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Sport is no different from other fields when it comes to victimising easy targets for indulging in ‘dirty politics’. Scapegoating on the basis of race, faith or ethnicity is usually a sudden explosion of biases present in society A prominent midfielder of the German football team, Mesut Özil, recently announced that...

The command and control model

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Democracy has always managed to resolve society’s most complex issues and tensions. But trying to control it has always resulted in disaster Tomorrow, Pakistanis will be heading to cast their votes in the country’s 11th General Elections. This will also be the first time the country will elect a Government after...

State Editions

Women safety, farmers’ welfare in BJP ‘Vision Document’

18 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BJP’s manifesto a bundle of lies: State Cong chief

18 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

MP Congress terms BJP Vision Document as ‘Drishti-vihin patra’

18 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Child Rights Campaign held in Harda

18 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Raj Kapoor’s classic screened at Bharat Bhavan

18 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

DPS wins U-19 inter-school Basket Ball tournament

18 November 2018 | PNS | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Champion Rise from East

18 November 2018 | Harshit Bisht | Sunday Pioneer

Right on track

18 November 2018 | Harshit Bisht | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘Put heart into everything you do’

18 November 2018 | SANGEETA YADAV | Sunday Pioneer

‘There’s diversity in indie cinema’

18 November 2018 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Wah Taj!

18 November 2018 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Giving colour to the desert

18 November 2018 | SANGEETA YADAV | Sunday Pioneer