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Removing institutional impediments

The past few days have witnessed some encouraging positive developments on the country’s financial front providing the much-needed respite for economy and businesses, deeply marred by uncertainty and pessimistic sentiments.…

A government in contempt

Those who thought that sanity would return to the ranks of the government, and that they would take the requisite steps to facilitate the holding of elections for the Punjab…

Institutional meltdown

The business of writing a weekly column has become increasingly stressful in recent days. One reason for this is the fast, and increasingly speeding up, pace of events. Second, perhaps…

Governance for local government: Part – IV

The rules of business have to be changed accordingly. It would be imperative that the chief executive officers of metropolitan corporations and large district councils are appointed from among Grade…

Wafaqi Mohtasib’s institution

The sanctity and inviolability of human rights is the essential feature of the concept of ombudsmanship and the means to achieving the ultimate goal of good governance. Maladministration and bad…

Unfair assault on institutions

THE failure of the government to get Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh elected as a senator from Islamabad appears to have caused a great shock to the prime minister who…

Institutional overextension

What happens when multiple crises converge at the same time and place? We are watching and learning in real time. Every day brings more unbelievable news. Even the most stoic…