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Beyond colonial legacies—I

The economic crisis in Pakistan primarily stems from two critical issues: the absence of constitutional governance and widespread bad governance. These core problems have led to a significant disconnection between…

The business of education

Karachi University is to hold its Senate session at the end of December. The last such session was held in 2018. The University Act mandates at least one Senate session…

Get rich before getting old

It is said, “The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” Our predicament is to figure out by looking at the…

Learning nothing from history

Recent political developments suggest that the revolutionaries of the Pakistani political system who claim to have challenged the mighty elements of state in the past have completely surrendered to those…

Impartial accountability of all

Accountability is a key component of effective governance. It not only strengthens the foundations of democracy but also helps towards improving efficiency of government operations. Likewise, transparency provides essential and…

Practice and procedure

The Supreme Court has given its findings on the much-debated Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act 2023. Although the detailed judgment is awaited, still, the short order has said that…

The good, bad, and discontented

Last week, after a three-hour long panel talk hosted by my university’s alumni group on young lawyers’ low compensation and opportunities in Pakistan, I took to Twitter and decided to…

Beyond the headlines

The term ‘brain drain’ is frequently used to describe the outmigration of skilled individuals from one nation to another, often leaving behind a void in human capital. This phenomenon typically…

Bills: repenting for the sins of others

Jolted by the severe backlash against highly inflated power bills resulting in protests across the country joined by political parties and businesses, the government scrambled to address the situation. One…