Why couldn’t we see our president like Nicolas Sarkozy as someone who was well meaning despite his scandalous behaviour he asked. More recently a Russian friend asked me why Mr Zardari could not be like Vladimir Putin — using an authoritative style of governance to control the ‘mafia’. So who is our president like — Sarkozy or Putin?
“THIS IS A conspiracy to malign Pakistan and to give it a bad name,” has been a common refrain of most television anchors after the unfortunate attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on March 3.
The country is in a state of political economic and social chaos leading us to contemplate the question of finding another political alternative perhaps in the form of a new political party.
A question on the lips of most Pakistanis these days is whether the Sharif brothers and their political party – the PML N – will manage to push back their rival – the PPP – and its leader Asif Ali Zardari.