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Accountability, corruption & HR…

The recent Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) reveals that corruption levels are standstill and there is no visible change noted for the tenth year in review. It shows that…

Police reforms

GOVERNANCE models are undergoing transitions across the world and policing is no different. In the latter context, police-public relations are constantly being debated. Although community policing covers the force’s relations…

Islamabad needs special care

(A human settlement is completed in countless phases) — An old gem of folk wisdom NOT many tears were shed at the abolition of the Capital Affairs Division (CAD) of…

Fire But No Fury

Fire but no fury

The layout for the January 17 political show on Mall road was perfect. A high stage was set in a commanding position for leaders of sorts who were to address…

The css debate

The civil service – especially the quality of civil servants – comes under discussion in the media every year after the declaration of the Central Superior Services (CSS) result by…

Men Should Cry

Men should cry

A man feels no fear. A man is never scared. A man never cries. Regardless of the particularities of politics, of class or the specifics of caste and culture, all…

Case In Point: No Easy Answers

Case in Point: No easy answers

The Panama Papers became an unprecedented challenge for former PM Nawaz Sharif whose party and family were accused of surviving on corrupt practices, nepotism, favouritism, relying on incompetent loyalists and…

Who Is Killing The Good Ones?

Who is killing the good ones?

Recently, civil society activists gathered in several towns to shed their tears for their brutally cut down heroes — Perween Rahman, Rashid Rehman and Sabeen Mahmud prominent among them. Was…

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