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Profit – The Finale

Profit – the finale

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for…

When The Avenger Trumped Jiya

When the Avenger trumped Jiya

A Couple of recent storms in the social media teacup serve to remind one about the decreased capacity for critical thinking in certain quarters. A cartoon series called Burqa Avenger…

The Rupee Slide

The rupee slide

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in an interview stated that the rupee depreciation was due to the retirement of Rs 342 billion inter-circular debt and he added that his policies…

Push For Local Polls

Push for local polls

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s reluctance to allow local government polls in Punjab runs counter to his party’s high ratings established by a growing heap of public surveys. All these surveys…

Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding

The origins of this particular write up emanate from a chance encounter with a naval officer, and a gentleman, who in his career had an opportunity to experience commercial as…

Governance Is The Issue

Governance is the issue

Apart from providing grist to the mills of sensationalism the Abbottabad Commission report offers its principal beneficiary, the present federal government, a novel opportunity to reduce the scale of misgovernance,…

View Point: The Coup In Egypt

View Point: The coup in Egypt

We in Pakistan are all too familiar with what has happened in Egypt: military ousting an elected government and putting its leader in prison. It looks a bit different though.…

The Murder Of Ishrat Jahan

The murder of Ishrat Jahan

India's Central Bureau of Investigation has charged eight Gujarat policemen, including senior officers DG Vanzara and PP Pandey, with premeditated murder for the 2004 'encounter' killing of teenager-student Ishrat Jahan…