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Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…

Sartaj Aziz: public service embodied

Very few Pakistanis have made a name for their significant contributions on national and international fronts and are admired for their personal attributes. Sartaj Aziz was one of them –…

Managing public investment the mission-oriented way

Two renowned intellectuals – Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and columnist for Guardian George Monbiot – in two separate articles recently, pointed towards a common problem: neoliberalism, and austerity,…

Survival of the republic

Even though ‘Cooperation in a Fragmented World’ was this year’s theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, there is little that can be put on paper in…

An empowered public

ON March 12, 2022, the Supreme Court released its detailed judgement on a constitutional petition filed by a political party asking for multiple interventions to restore the powers and resources…

Data services: Economy needs streamlining

No national policy can be comprehensive and durable unless backed by robust data derived from reliable sources and made available in a timely manner to policy managers. It may be…

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 service reforms — IV

In the spirit of e-governance, and interconnectedness through the use of IT, public service officers should have a ‘standardized online account.’ The account should be maintained by Nadra (National Database…