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What Happened To ‘public Interest’?

What happened to ‘public interest’?

The christening of the new PPP Prime Minister (PM) was followed by a predictable set of reactions, both from within the fold and the proverbial anti-PPP camp. Needless to say,…

Public power is sacred trust

All public power is a sacred trust, which is to be exercised fairly, justly, honestly and in accordance with law-Supreme Court in Workers' Party Pakistan & Others v Federation of…

Public service reforms – I

In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant of the US appointed Dorman B. Eaton as the chair of the first Civil Service Commission, who later went to England in 1875 to…

The battle for interest

If nothing else, we are a trail blazing nation. Perhaps for the first time in our history, at least if my memory serves me correctly, there is a likelihood that…

Government servants or public servants

The phrase 'government servant' is taken literally by government. This literal understanding and compliance of this world is in conflict with their real role and responsibility of a government servant,…

The state of public finances

The primary concern is today very much with the largest current account deficit ever of $ 18 billion. There is not yet much appreciation of the fact that the year,…

Public debt on an explosive path

Even though a clamouring about previous government's contribution to public debt had started from the beginning, things were relatively contained during the period the country was undergoing the IMF program.…

State of public finances

The previous financial year closed with the largest ever budget deficit. The magnitude was Rs 3,445 billion, equivalent to 8.9 percent of the GDP. The increase in relation to 2017-18…

Government servants or public servants

The phrase 'government servant' is taken literally by government. This literal understanding and compliance of this world is in conflict with their real role and responsibility of a government servant,…

Outlook for public finances

The Federal Budget for 2017-18 apparently has all the right ingredients. Resource mobilization, especially through FBR taxes, is to be raised substantially. Growth in current expenditure will be severely restricted…