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Political spectrum of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) – Part I: ANP, PPP & MMA

This article is part of a series of evidence-based analysis of Pakistan’s current political spectrum with the use of statistics, GIS and data visualization. We will further explore the position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s electoral ‘tsunami’ in the upcoming general elections 2013 to forecast if it has a realistic chance to win the next elections.  Khyber … Continue reading

Canada se aya mera dost, laya revolution formula

Gone are the days when a friend visiting from abroad would bring you a nice watch or sweater as a present. Seems like the times are changing as Tahir-ul-Qadiri episode unfolds. The spin-doctor (he loves to call himself a Dr.), a Canadian national for the last five years, has given government an ultimatum until 14th … Continue reading

Voters density and dynamics in Pakistan

This article is part of a series of evidence-based analysis of Pakistan’s current political spectrum with the use of statistics, GIS and data visualization. We will further explore the position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s electoral tsunami in the upcoming general elections 2013 to forecast if it has a realistic chance to win the next elections.  (PRELUDE: … Continue reading

Girls protest on naming Swat college ‘Malala College’

  There is heavy criticism on Malala Yousufzai, her father, Zardari regime, international and Pakistani media on #MalalaAttack episode, if you happen to be a Pakistan and use social media websites Facebook and Twitter. The situation on ground is very different on Malala Yousufzai and even the residents of Swat believe the story to be … Continue reading

PTI’s social media prowess and spin offs

I had written earlier about PTI’s presence on twitter in a bid to explain why PTI tops the charts when it comes to campaigning online. In his recent piece, Zarrar Khuhro, Express Tribune Magazine editor explains the reason why there is vilification campaign against PTI and Imran Khan in both TV and print media. It … Continue reading

Areas of political influence in Pakistan: right-wing vs left-wing

This article is part of a series of evidence-based analysis of Pakistan’s current political spectrum with the use of statistics, GIS and data visualization. We will further explore the position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s electoral tsunami in the upcoming general elections 2013 to forecast if it has a realistic chance to win the next elections.  Just … Continue reading

Dante vs Mohammad, Islamic banking and Afghanistan after US withdrawal

Three reads today: 1. A Pakistani student Mehdi Hasan* advises Muslims to behave and argues that if Mohammad can survive Dante, He can survive a small insignificant sort-of movie ‘Innocence of Muslims’. 2. Mike Seccombe discusses Islamic Banking and if it can bail Australia out of financial struggle. 3. Finally, Ejaz Haider comes back to … Continue reading

Social media’s impact on Pakistani politics and political twitterati

There has been a lot of talk in the media about PTI’s (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) social media footprint and their successful online campaigning when it comes to any political event of substance in Pakistan. To the effect that Facebook and Twitter have been primary source of information in Pakistan bypassing dozens news channels. This, to some … Continue reading

Saudi imperialism in the name of Islam

  This year Saudi Arabia’s government completed their version of Big Ben, Abraj Al Bait (Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower) in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. This second tallest building in the world (after Burj Khalifa), has only significance of this building is it is standing over Masjid al Haram or Kaaba. I am … Continue reading

exchange rate: $ to PKR

The US – Pakistan relationship dubbed as a double game – little understanding is there for the fact that the flaws of this bond should be looked for on both sides and how they deal with each other. Continue reading

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