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Mazhar Ali Shah

The dying cinema culture

Old cinegoers yearn for the good old days when cinema houses culture was at full throttle throughout the country. Over 1500 cinema houses existed in the country where one could see top Hollywood ,Bollywood and Lollywood films by buying cinema tickets available at affordable price. Everything changed after 1970.If the …

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Falling standards

There is a need for improvement in the quality of dialogue in our parliament as it is getting worse with the passing of every day. Not long ago there were many parliamentarians in this country who used to have big personal libraries stocked with thousands of books .It was a …

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The toothless prosecution

The other day a federal minister said the people should pinpoint the godowns where the hoarders have hoarded flour and sugar. The question is why should they? There are a plethora of intelligence agencies in the country who are being fed on the taxpayer’s money. What good are they if …

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Good governance is still missing

Time is fast running out for the present government .It has been in office for two years already and after another two years next election is going to stare it in face. Granted that covid-19 has dulled its blade to a great extent and frustrated its many developmental programmes but …

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Modi’s jingoistic policies

India’s decision not to further finance Chahbahar sea port is not without good reason. Washington must have asked New Delhi to stay its hand keeping in view the grown and growing bitterness in the relationship between the U.S and Iran. India, obviously, cannot afford ill-will of Washington keeping in view …

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India continues to torment us

Covid-19 hasn’t yet gone away completely, so it would be suicidal on the part of everybody whether government or the general public to lower their guard and make any compromise in the matter by way of any relaxation. We shouldn’t be saying hello until we are out of the wood …

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The restive opposition

Many leaders of those opposition parties who were shown the door by the electorate in 2018 elections are restive and their condition isn’t much different from the fish which is thrown out of water. They are licking their wounds .Though they have been hobnobbing on the sly with one another …

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Water aggression

There have been two wars between India and Pakistan. One in 1965 and the other in 1971 but Indian leadership didn’t dare to say that it wants to wriggle out of the Indian Basin Waters treaty. It was the BJP, the political party in power in India today, whose leaders …

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