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University quality

Following my appointment as the founding chairman of the Higher Education Commission in 2002, the highest priority was given to four aspects of education in our universities: improving the quality…

Breaking the chain of corruption: Part – II

The late prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, largely eliminated corruption from Singapore and thereby transformed it from a third-world to a first-world country. The following are some Yew…

Real time access to info and data base

The nature of documentation of Pakistan’s economic environment can be classified into three broad segments as under: 1. Transactions undertaken by the documented sector which are also reflected in ‘tax…

Creating public value

Countries like Pakistan struggle for reforms because they struggle with perception more than the dearth of resources required to deliver on these reforms. Most of the decisions the government takes…

PM&DC and PAPANA unite for mental health awareness

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has joined forces with the Pakistani Psychiatry Association of North America (PAPANA) in a groundbreaking initiative to launch a comprehensive mental health awareness…

The caretakers are better

It has been a quiet period under the caretaker government. No dramas, no brash claims, no heated accusations and, surprisingly, a rupee appreciation against the dollar. Pakistan’s economy is however…

Illicit trade damaging country’s economy

Smugglers employ a range of routes and tactics to engage in the illicit trade of goods in and out of Pakistan. These methods encompass land routes through the rugged mountainous…