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I speak for the judges

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...


Judges | Judiciary

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry declared Lawyer of the Year


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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Judges | Cheif Justice

Transcultural Dialogues V


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...


Extraordinary rendition II

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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Nawaz Sharif | Politics

The Surge and the Purge

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

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The Last Temptation of Nawaz Sharif


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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Elections | Nawaz Sharif | Politics

Tanscultural Dialogues III

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



Transcultural Dialogues II

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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