A self-styled Pakistani-American who describes himself as “ultra wealthy man” with expensive lawyers in major cosmopolitans of the world seems to have several financial defaults, almost no personal assets, and a creditor attempting to collect a court ordered judgment against him since 2010 in New York. The attorney for Banca Sammarinese di Investimento (BSI) Mr. [...]
Never expected that Pakistan will send Sherry Rehman as next ambassador to the United States. I didn’t expect it because she is one of the very few strong, educated, opinionated, liberal woman who had quit her job as Information Minister to honor her commitment to the media. I didn’t expect it because Ms. Rehman is one [...]
As I had written yesterday Ambassador (Former) Husain Haqqani was dumped by his friends in the Capital to secure an exit strategy from Afghanistan. It is not surprising that Pakistani Taliban announced ceasefire on the same day when Husain Haqqani resigned. His friends in Washington DC are mainly concerned about ”Pakistan’s cooperation in the Afghanistan war,” [...]
Musharaff told his audience in Washington last week that he enjoys popular support in Pakistan. He said, “when I resigned from my presidency, many, many people were crying in Pakistan. There were six cameramen who were filming me and four of them were crying right in front of me and it was a great distraction because I was speaking at that time.” What he didn’t say is that after he left, nearly 40 million poverty stricken Pakistanis have been crying because of his economic adventurism. Is he popular or infamous?
After last two columns in ‘Money Matters’ where I requested Pakistani entrepreneurs to explore theUS and European markets for services business, I received several emails reminding me of theburden of brand ‘Pakistan.’ I agree – it is a serious challenge but nothing that a considered strategy can’t overcome. American and European enterprises planning to relocate [...]
Several Pakistani intellectuals who had descended on Washington DC to attend 11th International Kashmir Peace Conference (July 28-29, 2010) were neither intellectuals nor interested in peace. Wasting time and resources, Pakistani representatives (with very few exceptions) read from a script crafted decades ago at the GHQ – slightly changing words. I bet if you took [...]