Mianwali Admin Trick Gillani!

In a scene right out of Munna Bhai MBBS, the Mianwali admin setup a fake medical relief camp for the visit of the Prime Minister who also gave money to the “patients”. According to the News: “The administration here set up a dummy medical relief camp for flood victims at a school on Wednesday to please the visiting premier.” and “all was wrapped up the moment Gilani left the “camp”. Later, Geo TV visited the camp and found no patient there except empty cots which had been occupied by “patients” only a short while ago.”

One might wonder how people can do such a thing in the wake of such a disaster? But considering that the President of the country is out in a five star hotel when half the country is in suffering, perhaps the answer is crystal clear.

Link to The News Article

Gen. Kiyani Chief for 3 More Years!

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday extended the term of Chief of Army Staff  Ashfaq Paervez Kayani for three years starting from November 29, 2010. Geo News Reported.

It was a televised announcement by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gillani who said that this had been carried out in consultation with President Zardari.

The main reason cited by the premier was the ongoing operations in the country, and how constant leadership in the army was required.

Link to Geo News

Discuss: Kalabagh Dam

There are different arguments from different segments of society and political parties. Is building Kalabagh Dam essential to the solutions for:

1. Agriculture
2. Power Generation
3. Flood Control?

If not, then what are other possible and feasible solutions to these problems? There will be a poll on the issue after two days.

We kindly request that you please stay on the topic and avoid any irrelevant discussion and personal attacks. Thank you.

Babar Awan vs Wasi Zafar

Poll: Please Vote!

In the early days of PKPolitics, Wasi Zafar used to be the favourite target of our commentators. But is Babar Awan (our current law minister) really one better over Wasi Zafar?

Babar Awan

– Fake Doctor
– Scandal with Dogar Court in Haris Steel Mill
– Threatened journalist Kashif Abbasi to lock and physically beat him
– Switched loyalty – Distributed Sweets on Bhutto’s death
– Openly threatened to defy Supreme Court on Swiss Cases

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Why Does Corruption Persist in Democracies?

by Ali Moeen Nawazish / Political Science & Intl. Relations / University of Cambridge

Winston Churchill said in the House of Commons in 1947: “Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.(including dictatorship)”

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