I speak for the judges

December 14, 2007 at 5:31 PMAdministrator

I am not a judge. Yet when I read in the newspapers that the federal government has notified that 24 judges of the provincial high courts, who did not take oath under the PCO, have 'ceased to hold office' with effect from Nov 3, my heart went out to them and also to the judges of the Supreme Court who await the same fate. More...

Posted in: Judges | Judiciary


Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry declared Lawyer of the Year

December 14, 2007 at 5:26 PMAdministrator


Pakistan's chief protester

Rex Bossert / Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2007



Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
Illustration: Joseph Adolph

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is not exactly a household name to the legal profession in the United States. We think he should be. More...

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Transcultural Dialogues V

December 13, 2007 at 6:37 PMAdministrator


The Battle plan

General Headless Crown: Sir Ji, the battle plan is all drawn up. It has two key elements. An element of complete surprise, so that military historians will talk about it, a long time after they have forgotten the Entebbe raid. And an element of concentrated, sustained and devastating firepower to ‘shock and awe’ the enemy into submission, similar to the Baghdad invasion. More...

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Extraordinary rendition II

December 11, 2007 at 7:25 AMAdministrator

Letter to Brother Abdullah 

A thousand praises be to God, who created the planet and fossil fuel, and eternal damnation and Hellfire® missile on those Tinpots, who spread rebellion and disorder on earth, and send the righteous and the faithful on forced pilgrimage.  More...

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The Surge and the Purge

December 10, 2007 at 3:58 PMAdministrator

Transcultural Dialogues IV 



Chaudhry Mumble Hussein: Good news, the preparations for the International Bootlicker’s Conference are now complete, we had positive confirmation so far from the brother republics of Burma and Congo, do you have any special guests? 

Chaudhry Ambition Ilahi: I have just been to see General Shiny Boots Kiyani.More...

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Musharraf's Throne

December 7, 2007 at 1:53 AMAdministrator

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The Last Temptation of Nawaz Sharif

December 6, 2007 at 10:54 PMAdministrator


As Benazir performs her dance of seven veils, Nawaz Sharif is under tremendous pressure to go in for the elections.

Our advice is: Don’t.

Here is the main basis of our argument: This is not 1985. More...

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Tanscultural Dialogues III

December 6, 2007 at 6:45 AMAdministrator

A Job for Shortcut:  


President No Clue (Jr.): Hi Shortcut, I am afraid, Citibank are in trouble because of the sub prime loans, and may not be able to have you back.  

(Fmr.) Prime Minister Shortcut: Surely you can’t let this happen, Mr. President, to an American who is doing his patriotic duty?  

P: I have to say Shortcut, the boys in Langley and the Sate Department had to work pretty damn hard to get you a Pakistani passport, a suitable life history that would stand up to the background checks and installing you in Islamabad. And what have we got in return? Rising anti-Americanism, the Taliban juggernaut ready to reach Kahuta in two weeks and the high value targets still at large. And now we have to find you another job.   More...

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Here we hang people, don't teach us what you have

December 5, 2007 at 1:53 AMAdministrator

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Transcultural Dialogues II

December 4, 2007 at 7:01 PMAdministrator
High Value Targets Apprehended: 

General (Retd.) Tinpot: Congratulations Mr. President, after years of dedicated and backbreaking surveillance work, with the grace of Almighty and with the help of our allies we have arrested the two most wanted criminals in the War Against Terror.   

President No Clue (Jr.): Jesus alive, have you nailed Bin Laden and Zawahiri? 


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Transcultural Dialogues

December 3, 2007 at 6:35 PMAdministrator


GB: Have you taken leave of your senses? You were asked to play ball with Musharraf and you are asking him to step down? 

BB: You don’t know Mr President, he in thrall of this vicious terrorist organisation, Q League. These enemies of democracy attacked my welcome party in Karachi, crushed my rally in Rawalpindi and killed my historic long march uprising in Lahore. They are more dangerous than Al Qaida, Abu Nidal and Abu Sayyaf combined. They are headed by the Chaudhries of Gujrat, a town more dangerous than Tikrit. There was no choice Mr President.   More...

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Ms. Bhutto, A free Judiciary But Detained Judges - An Open Letter by Ghazala Minallah

December 3, 2007 at 5:15 PMAdministrator

By Ghazala Minallah d/o Late Justice Safdar Shah


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Political Analysis

December 2, 2007 at 5:16 AMAdministrator

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Coalition of the Always Willing

December 1, 2007 at 8:04 PMAdministrator

General (Retd.) Khawaja Sug Parast and Maulana Oil Tanker: 

General KSP: Welcome Maulana, to the Coalition of the Always Willing. It is a blessing to have sagacious and pragmatic statesmen like yourself in this treacherous world.   More...

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Epitaph On A Tyrant

November 29, 2007 at 3:25 AMAdministrator

Tinpot And Crumbly Lotas: 

Musharraf has left the army. He should pray that the army will leave him to rule. We think it is unlikely.  More...

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Missing in Pakistan

November 27, 2007 at 2:42 AMAdministrator

Where Is My Baba? 

Words fail to describe the feelings of hopelessness one feels when your protectors turn predators, pluck you from your surroundings, maim, torture and kill you or sell you to the highest bidder. All in the name of protecting freedom and liberty, without any due process of law. More...

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Grubby: Politicians And Sham Elections

November 24, 2007 at 6:43 PMAdministrator

 Diesel Powered

The political parties have looked at martial law's glass eye and recoiled with fear. Maulana Fazal's JUI, the inveterate coquette, is fluttering it's eyes in invitation.More...

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Extraordinary Rendition

November 24, 2007 at 6:41 PMAdministrator

 Nawaz Sharif Returns


His Royal Highness King Abdullah, Custodian of Harem Sharif and Nawaz Sharif, has decided to relinquish custody of Nawaz Sharif.
Mr. Sharif paid His Highness his farewell visit today and went over his travel itinerary with him, with a  great deal of  brotherly love and affection, that binds the Ummah together.


Posted in: Nawaz Sharif | Politics


The Mango Season

November 24, 2007 at 6:28 PMAdministrator



JDP would like to share this brilliant e-mail by one of the readers:
By Divine guidance and help, Supreme Court of Pakistan and its most honourable Judges dismissed all the petitions against candidacy of General Pervaiz Musharraf---May God protect him as guardian angel of Pakistan, without whom Pakistan would be nowhere, our atomic bomb could be in the hands of terrorists, there could be total anarchy, there wouldn't be any law or rule of law!! More...

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No Orator Like Galloway

November 20, 2007 at 11:19 AMAdministrator

Galloway on Pakistan 

It is seems bit surreal to hear a Scottish politician give a speech about Pakistan and do it better than any Pakistani politician, past or present. But then George Galloway is no ordinary politician. He has been an outstanding spokesman for the cause of Palestinians, and against the war on Iraq, and a fearless critic of Israeli oppression

 His logic is flawless, his force of argument overpowering, his cadence mesmerising, his passion is real, his ridicule merciless. He can enthral the audience and make the 'Stones of Rome rise and mutiny'.

This is an amazing video, Galloway, the Scotsman, with his great sense of timing and occasion cheered by a Pakistani audience in London; catchy slogans raised by the audience in Urdu, Punjabi and English; followed by an excellent spoof interview by a deadpan young man. It shows you how the world has changed.

Also see the indomitable Hina Jilani and the glamorous Jemima.. More...

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