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Increasing Productivity

Increasing productivity

Have we not had enough of the Western model of development? Can we change gears at this point in time or are the times bad. In public service whenever one…

‘A Harmful Trend In Banking Sector’

‘A harmful trend in banking sector’

Apropos editorial 'A harmful trend in banking sector', I find it necessary to highlight some of the important and relevant missing links that need more attention and clarity. It seems…

Human Hybrids In Economic System

Human hybrids in economic system

What is more important - knowledge of economics as taught and practised in the West or Wisdom as practised in the East or local level ethics? Pakistan has always been…

Debt And Fiscal Policy Statements 2012-13

Debt and fiscal policy statements 2012-13

Two important documents, namely, Fiscal Policy Statement and Debt Policy Statement for 2012-13, released on 4th February 2013 by the Debt Policy Co-ordination Office of Ministry of Finance, while expressing…

Has Admiral Fasih Now Changed?

Has Admiral Fasih now changed?

It was back in the days when the lawyers' movement for the rule of law was at its zenith. On the 9th of March, 2007, a word of 'No' uttered…

At A Precipice

At a precipice

Pakistan stands devastated today due to unprecedented massive corruption. According to a recent report by Transparency International Pakistan the last five years have been the worst in the history of…

Good News?

Good news?

Sir Michael Barber, a British educationist, has good news for all of us, or at least he claims so in his recently published report ‘Good News from Pakistan’. The report…

In Search Of True Representation

In search of true representation

On June 8, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its judgement in the case of Workers' Party Pakistan through Akhtar Hussain, Advocate, General Secretary and 6 others v Federation…

Khoso’s Tasks

Khoso’s tasks

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is facing huge shortage in revenue collection despite resorting to all sorts of negative tactics and highhandedness, destroying the already fragile economy. The FBR…