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Tragedy of democracy within political parties

Their weak organization doesn’t allow internal accountability

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April 3, 2019


Opinion: The shaky Pak-US alliance

Islamabad and Washington have reiterated to move forward in their relations as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pakistan. SAMAA TV’s senior anchor, Nadeem Malik, discusses the complicated and often shaky alliance between the two countries. “The ups and downs continue in our relations. Whenever the US starts pursuing foreign policy goals, we…

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September 6, 2018


Opinion: PTI in hot waters over Punjab CM nomination

PTI’s nomination of Sardar Usman Buzdar as Punjab chief minister has raised many eyebrows. ‘Agenda 360’ anchors Haider Waheed and Abdul Moiz Jaferii discussed the allegations about Buzdar and his political career. On Friday, Imran Khan nominated the politician for the slot of Punjab chief minister, saying that he is the ‘perfect candidate’ for the…

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August 18, 2018


Opinion: The ‘shameful’ element in Pakistan politics

SAMAA TV anchorperson Nadeem Malik spotlights a ‘shameful’ trend in country’s politics: horse-trading. Mr Malik discusses how the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its ally, the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam), secretly persuaded at least 15 PML-N and PPP MPAs to switch their loyalties for Thursday’s election of the Speaker. He says more PML-N lawmakers are likely to…

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August 17, 2018


Opinion: Ex-Governor State Bank wants end to caretaker govt system

State Bank of Pakistan’s former governor Dr Ishrat Hussain has said that economy will be the biggest challenge for the upcoming government. “Strengthening the economy will be the first and biggest challenge for the new government,” he said while speaking to SAMAA TV. The prominent economic expert stressed the need for consistency in government policies…

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July 17, 2018


Explainer: Nadeem Malik on Rao Anwar’s arrest

Senior SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik opines that Rao Anwar’s arrest and subsequent investigation may open a new Pandora box due to his suspected involvement in extra-judicial killings. “Police statement may land many political figures of the Sindh government in trouble. Some people argue that Rao Anwar worked for both politicians and powerful figures of the…

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March 21, 2018


Can We Mind Our Own Business Please!

By Gulrukh Tausif “Married for three years? Why don’t you have children yet?” “You are still single? Why didn’t you marry?” “What’s your husband’s salary? “Are you happy with your husband? What time does he get home?” “What grades did your children get?” Sometimes I feel that we have no concept of what it means to…

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January 5, 2018


8 one-liners from Kangana Ranaut that every girl will relate to

NEWS DESK: Kangana Ranaut is not just the lead of Queen. She is THE QUEEN and a role model for all women when it comes to speaking one’s mind and demanding what’s our right. Here is a list of eight one-liner quotes from the brave Queen star: 1. Perhaps the only expectation is that you…

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September 13, 2017


Women on Imran Khan’s third marriage

Imran Khan indicated that he will get married for the third time. But, this time round, he will look for an arranged marriage. His third marriage elicited ready response from women. Watch this video as to what women has to say on the topic.

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August 3, 2016


Public opinion about Imran, Reham divorce

Watch public opinion about Imran Khan’s decision to part ways with Reham Khan just ten months after their marriage.

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October 30, 2015


Public opinion on tsunami sit-ins in Karachi

Following a volatile day of clashes in Faisalabad, the PTI’s tsunami is all set to take Karachi by storm today. Mahrukh Siddiqui brings to us the public opinion about what is going to happen today in Karachi.

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December 12, 2014


PILDAT public opinion poll favours PMLN

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) public opinion poll has revealed that a substantial 67% of the country’s population believes that democratically elected governments constitute the best system for Pakistan. According to a report published on PILDAT website, crucially, the popular appetite for junta government remains low as only 19% Pakistanis…

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August 12, 2014


Public opinion about Budget 2013-14

Wasim Malik shares with us public opinion about Budget 2013-14 in Rawalpindi.

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June 22, 2013


Smile or grimace? Royal Kate portrait splits opinion

LONDON: The first official portrait of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, popularly known by her former name Kate Middleton, was unveiled in London on Friday, and opinion was sharply divided over an image many deemed unflattering.The 31-year-old, who as a glamorous future queen is one of the world's most photographed women, is portrayed in the large…

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January 11, 2013


Difference of opinion is not clash between institutions: PM

Staff ReportKARACHI: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the difference of opinion is not clash between the institutions, SAMAA reports on Saturday.The PM was addressing the inaugural ceremony of FAW Al-Haj Automobile Assembling Plant here this afternoon.He said that the government was committed to adopt all possible measures for the development of automobile…

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November 10, 2012


Separatists lead new Quebec opinion poll, ruling Liberals sag

QUEBEC CITY: The ruling Liberals in Canada's French-speaking province of Quebec are losing support to an upstart new party, but separatists still hold the upper hand and look set to form the next government after the September 4 election, according to a new opinion poll published on Friday.The pro-independence Parti Quebecois, however, may not win…

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August 17, 2012


US embassy terms Balochistan bill as MP's personal opinion

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The US Embassy in Islamabad has termed a resolution tabled in US House of Representatives seeking Balochistan’s sovereignty as a personal opinion of one Congressman. Speaking to SAMAA in Islamabad, a US embassy official said Balochistan is an internal matter of Pakistan and the resolution tabled the US Congress is the personal opinion…

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February 18, 2012


ZAB reference filed for legal opinion not review from scratch: Chief Justice

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s (ZAB) presidential reference was filed to get a legal opinion of the Supreme Court on case nota fresh review, said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry during today’s (Thursday) hearing.Today’s morning, an eleven-member bench of the Supreme Court resumed hearing of presidential reference on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s case. Babar Awan continued…

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May 5, 2011


Australia govt holds narrow lead in opinion poll

SYDNEY: Australia's Labor party has maintained a lead over the opposition under Prime Minister Julia Gillard, an opinion poll showed on Monday, although her surge in support since replacing Kevin Rudd has fallen back. The opinion poll published in Fairfax newspapers puts Labor ahead of the of the conservative opposition at 52 percent versus 48…

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July 11, 2010


PPP to honour public opinion about Qadirpur Gas Field: Acting Sindh Governor

HYDERABAD: Acting Sindh Governor Ms. Shahla Raza has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would honour the opinion of the people in majority about the privatisation of Qadirpur Gas Field. Responding to a question of the media men here at the Circuit House Friday evening, she said 25 percent shares of the Qadirpur Gas Field…

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November 14, 2008


International opinion supports Kashmir dispute resolution

WASHINGTON: A renowned Kashmiri scholar has said the international opinion supports settlement of the longstanding Kashmir conflict as the world is increasingly recognizing that the people in Indian occupied territory are demanding their rights peacefully. “The current massive, multi-cultural and multi-religious grassroots movement in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir is ‘bravely non-violent.’This praiseworthy…

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November 2, 2008