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Have a tendency to scratch the surface and remove the mist. Yearning for rule of law. Occasionally resort to memes as a coping mechanism.
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Nov 9, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Nayadaur & US state dept support.

Raza Rumi (Naya Daur founder) has been on US state dept funding for years.

Firstly Jinnah Institute was set up with NED funding in 2010 & got about 0.5 million USD in recent yrs.
Rumi has served as director or fellow for years.
Rumi is also an NED fellow for years.

Naya Daur was born when Rumi was on his fellowship in the US.

Sep 23, 2023 13 tweets 5 min read
What are the connections between a current minister and a high-profile RSS lobbyist-operator?

What influence/access does the operator have over rising 🇵🇰 start-ups? Are there any security risks?

A long thread. Image Asha Jadeja Motwani is a high-profile Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist who has invested in over 200 technology start-ups in the Bay Area.

Sounds great but there is a murky side to it. Image
Aug 6, 2023 15 tweets 4 min read
Mohsin Baig (MB) and Dr Shahid Masood (Dr. SM).

What do they have in common other than being establishment’s media stooges?

What despicable act have they been involved in that binds them together?

For some, this may be a startling thread so read on! 🧵
In view of @worqas' latest revelations, one might wonder if Dr Shahid Masood was caught in visa fraud.

Well Dr. Masood is also reported to be involved in visa fraud (in the UK) but let's leave that story.

So what were they jointly involved in? Image
Jul 12, 2023 22 tweets 6 min read
In his thread, we revisit the slurs on Imran Khan that
🔴he was 'selected' & 2018 elections were 'stolen'.
🔴 the generals wanted him before, during, and after the elections. Image Joseph Goebbels said that "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

In a similar vein, the 'selected' slur has keeps getting repeated by the PDM media juggernaut.
Mar 25, 2023 20 tweets 11 min read
The PPP-PMNL regime has refused a constitutional requirement (affirmed by the Supreme Court) to hold elections in major provinces KP & Punjab by April’ 23, thereby suspending the constitution.

So who is supporting this illegal action? Read ahead till the end. A thread🧵 Ironically, the postponing of mandated elections is supported by so-called democracy warriors many of whom get @Nedemocracy funding. Many of them are supporters of Bilawal Bhutto's PPP who have carefully constructed an international image of supporting democracy .
Feb 17, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
These videos by Aleem Khan’s Samaa channel journos raise serious concerns that the Karachi police office attack has elements of being staged. How is a cameraman conveniently in an exposed area in a live gun fire exchange? Investigation needed to know what actually happened. In the second video uploaded by another Samaa journalist, an explosive vest is being removed by a steak knife in the dark by a normal police man right next to a camera man.

Feb 16, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
What kind of connections do Mosharraf Zaidi’s company Tabadlab have with Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a lobbying firm with close links to US power apparatus. A thread. Tabadlab claim they are "satisfactorily servicing " ASG.

What is ASG? It is Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm based in DC. It was created through the merger of Madeline Albright’s group and Stonebridge International, a defense contractor lobbying group.
Feb 13, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
PILDAT claims to be an independent and non-partisan org on democracy in🇵🇰.

Is PILDAT really independent? Or non-partisan?
And who is Mamoon Bilal and how does he fit into PILDAT?

A thread. Image PILDAT's CEO & president Ahmed Bilal Mehboob is courted as the main expert on elections & democracy writing in columns in Dawn, seminars in thinkfest and seminars. He is a persistent PMLN tout who writes strategically for them. Image
Feb 4, 2023 23 tweets 5 min read
Pakistan authorities banned Wikipedia.

What events led to the ban?

A long thread 🧵 on the reasons why Wiki was banned.

Who Kon Thaa? Some facts first.
The ban came in place on 4th Feb
Feb 3, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
@csmonitor states that the US National Prayer Breakfast featuring Biden has *no international guests. *
This begs the question which prayer breakfast did Bilawal attend? It's most likely the more controversial version led by a shady evangelical org.

christianpost.com/news/national-… It turns out that there are two versions of the event after a split. One is a more 'respectable official version' attended by Biden.

The 2nd event is highly controversial, and run by a secret religious group.
Jan 30, 2023 17 tweets 5 min read
On Aug 14 '22, the 🇵🇰 national awards were announced. Among the awardees, one was writer Shama Khalid (post-humous) and another was Faisal Naseer.

What were the connections between the two?

How did Shama Khalid shape Faisal's career?

A long thread.🧵 Here's the Dawn article on the awards. Among the many awards, two are to these ppl.

Hilal-i-Shujaat goes to Faisal Naseer

Sitar-i-Imtiaz goes to late Shama Khalid

Jan 29, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Fascinated by Dawn's latest patronising editorial
It is a word soup:

highly problematic
losing grip on reality
tactic to stay in headline
narrative in head

frequently vilified
he lost his spouse

dawn.com/news/1734191 Knowing that IK had named the military leadership and has been unable to submit an FIR for the previous attempt. Dawn's editor suggests that IK should get in touch with the state authorities.
Jan 28, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
For those people who are laughing off allegations that Asif Zardari has paid off to murder Imran Khan, please remember that this is not the first charge against him of planned murder with national or global ramifications.

A short thread. 🧵 Image The most prominent charge is the murder of Murtaza Bhutto in September 1996.

Jan 28, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
After Bajwa’s soft coup, Maleeha Lodhi (who has a knack of always staying relevant) justified Imran Khan’s removal in a long article in Arab News. She claimed the military was now neutral.

Nowadays she stresses the need for continuity and stability. 🤡 Image Maliha’s UN Highlight was showing her journalistic fact checking skills and showing a photo of pellet hit Palestinian face as someone from Kashmir. Right msg. Poor homework.

en.dailypakistan.com.pk/24-Sep-2017/ma… Image
Jan 27, 2023 4 tweets 5 min read
Dear respected diplomats

We ppl from🇵🇰 are expecting you to lend your voice for fair investigations of shootings on Arshad Sharif & Imran Khan who were targeted for raising voices against military & govt. oppression. ImageImage @AusHCPak @CTurnerFCDO @ZWareFCDO @RKionka @ukinpakistan Arshad Sharif was one of our brightest journalists. He was hounded out for calling out the military leadership and then assassinated in Kenya. Here is his mother's statement. ImageImage
Jan 17, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
#haqqanibajwafiles update.
When news broke out abt Bajwa-H.Haqqani meetings in UAE, I was curious about HH’s movements. Turns out that HH has been in Abu Dhabi as diplomat-in-residence as the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Acdmy including in Jan’23. 😉 Guess who else was in UAE in mid Jan?
Jan 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Qasim Ali Shah Foundation & Enable Pakistan program has been putting up FAKE videos of youngsters who 'turned millionaires by following QAS's advice and enrolling in his courses'. Apparently, 1000s of poor & naive youngsters paid hefty sums to enrol in his program. Details: linkedin.com/posts/farooqbu…

This is nothing personal against QAS who may be a good speaker (never bothered to hear him). However, pls share so that people are not swindled.
Jan 13, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
🔴 Startling Story: Omer Farouk Adam claims that Gen Bajwa abused his power & used spying charge to punish Gen Javed Iqbal for discussing / dissenting the extension plan!

Mentions that Gen Sarfraz (killed in copter crash) was aware of the case & there are other similar cases. Omer Farouk Adam (who comes from a decorated military family and is serving as Gen Iqbal lawyer) made these claims in an interview with Rauf Klara.
Jan 12, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Dear Think Fest,

Were you not able to find more suitable and ethical journalists than Mansoor, Gharida, and Mehmal? Three rank PDM propagandists who have a history of disinformation and yellow journalism. I mean this is just within the last 24 hours

Jan 5, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
In the past months, KP leaders such as Murad Saeed cried hoarse that the Fata & Swat area was witnessing TTP inflow but for mysterious reasons, these concerns were responded by gross negligence by the military & PDM govt. Image In June ’22, Murad raised issue of govt deliberately blocking FATA funds and ignoring security in the area.
Dec 31, 2022 18 tweets 6 min read
As PDM threatened VoNC and Imran Khan was preparing his trip for Russia, Gen Bajwa went on a mysterious trip 18th-22nd Feb. What was he up to ? A thread🧵 The only official part of the trip was the Bajwa met some EU officials in Belgium on 18th Feb: