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Ideological Crisis

ideological crisis

Corruption is “the abuse of public office for private gain (the World Bank’s definition)”. A couple of years ago, the World Bank estimated that public procurement in Pakistan amounted to…

Logical Thinking

Logical thinking

Education should impart both technical skills and general rational outlooks. Unfortunately, students of even leading fields like law, engineering, business etc usually gain technical skills only, given rote teaching. The…

Civilization under threat?

Masood Kizilbash’s book ‘Human Conflict with Nature’ published by the Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre Islamabad in 2020 carries an intriguing subtitle – ‘Alarm Bell for the Demise of…

Resolving conflicts

The Gaza conflict has currently divided the international community. I believe that human society has witnessed – and continues to face – horrific conflicts over various issues. Historically, the use…

Economic sabotage?

Ishaq Dar eagerly misses no opportunity to shift the blame for Pakistan’s economic woes, despite the disasters surrounding his stewardship of the country’s beleaguered finances. It was in this spirit…

An attack on democracy

A possible long march by the PTI appears to be yet another desperate attempt by the former prime minister to destabilize the country. A cursory look at the past 25…

PDM ‘collapsing’ like a house of cards?

Several major developments took place last week. Pakistan’s political leadership, including PM Shehbaz Sharif, was in the US holding talks for external debt restructuring and debt repayment suspensions. The US,…

Policy differences

This is the second of a two-part series on little change in policy in spite of different socio-economic manifestoes representing different economic ideologies of political parties/military dictators. Prime Minister Imran…