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Roving Periscope: Imran-Islamist tie-up forces the Pak Army to push the Sharifs-Bhuttos into an embrace

Virendra Pandit    New Delhi: Panicked over a jailed former cricket star walking away with the prized terror “assets” it nurtured over the last four decades, the manipulative Pakistani Army, whose authority is being challenged for the first time since 1947, has pushed the two unwilling political dynasts—the Bhuttos and the Sharifs—into an uneasy embrace […]

Roving Periscope: The Tatas’ market cap is more than Pakistan’s economy!

Virendra Pandit    New Delhi: Facing bankruptcy and dependency on foreign doles and repeated loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for years, Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now less than India’s Tata Group’s combined market capitalization! The Tata Group’s overall market capitalization is around USD 365 billion, or more than INR 30 trillion, […]

Roving Periscope: As Imran fields Omar Ayub, the Sharif-Bhutto combine panics in Pakistan

Virendra Pandit    New Delhi: With jailed former Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi suddenly fielding former minister Omar Ayub Khan, grandson of ex-dictator “Field Marshal” Ayub Khan, as his prime ministerial candidate, the Sharif-Bhutto alliance has panicked and trying to poach into the former cricket star’s group of ‘independent’ winners. Meanwhile, the media reported […]