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Bringing state back into public service

All these years it has been the working classes of the world who have been carrying on their fragile shoulders the ever mounting load of opulence of the rich. But…

Public choices

GOING by talk shows, it seems there is little common ground when it comes to debating politics. However, those that matter in the corridors of politics and power have the…

Public-private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships

There is unanimity of view that Pakistan faces enormous deficiencies in its infrastructure, particularly the energy sector, that is slowing down the rate of growth and creating stress and disenchantment…

A divisive frame of mind

Would you rather have someone pick your pocket with their left or their right hand? Would you prefer to get robbed facing the business end of a small handgun or…

Circular debt – short-term remedies

The circular debt (CD) emerged as a perpetual menace ever since the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) surfaced on the power generation landscape of the country in the mid-1990s. Over the years, it…

A programme for economic prosperity

The answer to Pakistan’s dilemma must rely almost exclusively on the intrinsic resources and the people of Pakistan. The government needs to get out of the way — cut spending,…