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Tsunami: PTI’s rise in Pakistani politics

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.  Pakistan … 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

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

Has PMLN already lost Lahore to PTI?

I’d been a Lahori since birth and only one the family who was born here; and that was a jibe often thrown at me while growing up with my siblings in Islamabad. But my romance with Lahore developed when I moved here some 8 years back. Politically speaking, I didn’t have much idea about what … Continue reading

Winning the hearts ‘the American’ way!

Although, it is an ‘old’ news but nonetheless baffling to know that US military taught its young officers that they will be fighting a ‘total war’ against 1.4 billion Muslims around the world. Now, this can not without proper curriculum approval system in place. I wonder what the hell they were thinking? If that’s not … Continue reading

Die spannendsten Thesen für den pseudo-Sino-Pakistan Experten – Letzter Teil der Sino-Pak Serie

Das offizielle Chinesisch-Pakistanische Friendship Jahr ist vorbei, eine chinesische Frau wurde in Peshawar als Antwort auf die kürzlich wieder in den Medien aufscheinenden Riots in Xinjiang erschossen, und wir schliessen damit diese Serie hier auch. Zum Schluss gibt es die spannendsten Theorien zu dieser Beziehung, über die sich trefflich diskutieren lässt ohne auch nur einen Schimmer einer Ahnung zu haben – ganz im Stile der hier in den letzten Teilen vorgestellten medialen Auseinandersetzung mit diesen zwei Ländern. Continue reading

Political toilets

How heavily Pakistan is politicized after 10 years of Afghan war and advent of free media can be gauged by the fact that doors of public toilets carry political slogans and not vulgar jokes now. From Hazara province demands to NATO murdabad. From Altaf Hussain kutta, MQM kafir to satire on Wahabism – all is … Continue reading

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