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Jamaat, a party swinging both ways at the moment: Special Report Part-2

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 By Amir Mateen MANSURA, Lahore: Now Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Munawar Hassan, years ago, sought a meeting with a group of Islamabad journalists to discuss why had the Jamaat not captured the popular imagination of Pakistanis. The discussion, of which I was a part, took place 15 years ago at journalist-turned-politician Azeem Chaudhary’s…

Special report on Jamaat-e-Islami – by Amir Mateen

Monday, May 31, 2010 By Amir Mateen MANSURA: The change of Jamaat-i-Islami’s leadership from Qazi Hussain Ahmad to its new Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan is a singularly important event that has, so far, not gotten the attention it merits. Munawwar has taken over the reins of the party in crucial times. His appointment coincides with…

It’s all about energy, stupid!

By Amir Mateen Islamabad: As all our attention is focused on Asad Umer’s economic wizardry which will lead us to the proverbial Camelot that he and Prime Minister Imran Khan have promised us all along, something is amiss here. Of course, the economic challenges are indeed daunting: turning around public sector enterprises like the Steel…