Amir Khakwani

Amir Khakwani

The writer is a senior journalist based in Lahore.

What is in SC’s decision, who won, who lost?

A few key points should be understood regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Punjab, KP elections date. The Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice of this case fearing that the elections of the two dissolved provincial assemblies would not

The world of diplomat from Benazir Bhutto to Nawabzada Nasrullah

Former diplomat and ambassador Karamatullah Ghauri’s interesting incident mentioned in the book “Barshnasai” was made part of my blog earlier, in which the memories of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s visit to Kuwait were narrated. Maulana’s imitators will obviously be unhappy after

When Maulana Fazlur Rehman disturbed Pakistani embassy

Nowadays, the political temperature is high in the country, and even “pushing” has been added to it. The problem is that no one has anything new to say. Half incomplete things are going on, half-truth what to say? In such

Imran Khan’s public gathering: What message was given?

There are three main aspects of Imran Khan’s public address. The first is its status as a political meeting… It was a political gathering and such gatherings have special significance at crucial stages in politics. Admittedly, this was a huge

Three conspiracy theories regarding no-confidence motion

It is difficult to translate some English terms into Urdu as it does not have the same meaning or impression. One such term is ‘Conspiracy Theory’, often translated into Urdu as mafia. But it does not happen because the ideology

My mother tongue

Today is International Mother’s Language Day. My mother tongue is Siraiki, we Khakwani are ethnic Pathans. The Afghans came from Khogyani area of ​​Nangarhar province and were called Khogani or Khogyani which later deteriorated to Khakwani. A significant number of

What did we discover from Pakistan Super League?

The seventh edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is underway. The first phase will be completed in few days as teams have played their first two or three matches. The last phase of the cricket league will be played in

What is the story behind US diplomat’s “Party’s over” message?

Nowadays, I try to read books in the time that is left, in addition to the countless precious hours wasted on social media. Karamat Ghauri was our former ambassador, who has held various diplomatic positions in important places like Kuwait,

Shahzad Akbar’s departure: Has the endgame begun?

The resignation of Shehzad Akbar, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability, has been called the first drop of rain on our political horizon and social media. Opposition political leaders are furious over the allegations leveled by Shehzad Akbar in

Is Nawaz Sharif returning to Pakistan?

In the last few days, I have attended two or three meetings where friends with different political views gathered. At one dinner, most of the participants were from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). According to them, Imran Khan will somehow complete

What is the alleged formula to oust PM Imran Khan?

A few phrases attributed to Prime Minister Imran Khan started flashing on the news channels on Friday evening. It was reported that the Prime Minister had said these things in the high-level meeting of his party. This conversation attributed to

How did Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman get dramatic success?

The Gwadar protest is an important and unique event in the political history of Balochistan. Game changer in many ways. Jamaat-i-Islami is considered a weak and insignificant party in the province. Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam has always had power

Interesting aspects of Benazir Bhutto’s life

Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was still a student when she visited India with her father –Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – who was the ruler of the country at that time. This was the same important visit in which Pak-India Shimla Agreement was

Govt-TTP talks: What could be the outcome? – III

The question now is whether the government-TTP talks will succeed. If successful, what will be the outcome? What will be the features of the peace agreement? To what extent will TTP get power in Waziristan, Bajaur etc.? Will all factions

What’s the inside story of govt-TTP talks? -II

Before understanding the terms and background of the negotiations between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one has to understand the structure and structure of the TTP. In fact, the TTP is not a cohesive ideological or revolutionary organization, but a platform

Untold story of govt, TTP negotiations – I

Significant progress has been made in the talks between the Pakistani government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which has led to the declaration of a month-long ceasefire. Though sporadic incidents are taking place in the tribal areas, but the TTP is

Which direction is the audio, video leaks fiasco heading?

In this age, there is always a fear that a scandalous audio or video tape might get leaked at any moment. They may already exist and will be launched at the right moment placing politicians, bureaucrats, showbiz artists, athletes and

What will be Prime Minister Imran Khan’s next strategy?

The laws passed by the government in the joint sitting of the Parliament have different aspects, the government has gained some, lost some and some are still in confinement, in the near future, it will be possible to get an

T20 World Cup: Five takeaways from Pakistan’s defeat against Australia

We have lost the semi-final, got out of this World Cup but the team’s performance was such that it should be appreciated. The Men in Green should be backed up and they should be further groomed for the future. This

T20 semi-finals

Cricket is a very interesting sport in which some things cannot be guessed. Despite all the preparation, thorough practice, hard work and data research, there comes a day when it all comes to a standstill. The famous English player David

Celebrating victories

Alexander the Great is one of the few great conquerors of human history. After winning the battle, Alexander the Great use to walk around the army wearing a plain military uniform that evening. He used to sit outside military tents

Dr AQ Khan’s legacy

News regarding political confrontation and civil-military supremacy has been circulating on social media for the last three days, in which the demise of a great man has become insignificant. The person, who died, is such a great benefactor of the

Clean and neat politicians

I was with my friends at a gathering when someone mentioned the PPP and its current leadership. A friend said despite a million differences with her, Benazir Bhutto was not corrupt, but party leaders after her were involved in massive

Who will form the next govt?

The term of the current parliament will end in July 2023. Therefore, the question of the next elections in 2022 seems to be premature. In political circles, however, the debate has begun. Key leaders and local political factions have started