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Stifling Jinnah’s Pakistan

Stifling Jinnah’s Pakistan

We should be thankful to the returning officer who disqualified former lawmaker and one of the country’s leading columnists Mr Ayaz Amir from the 2013 elections for his alleged ‘thought-crime’…

‘Power Tariff Hike’

‘Power tariff hike’

Please refer to your editorial on the above subject (April 3) which covers the difficult subject of Power Tariff evaluation. Your quoted costs of power production do not seem to…

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…

China Can Teach

China can teach

I have had the considerable good luck to visit China with national and international organisations but the valuable insight into China that one gained on official visits with the Pakistani…

Back In The Line Of Fire

Back in the line of fire

Former president Pervez Musharraf has played yet another gamble – this time by deciding to return to Pakistan at a time when the country stands just less than 50 days…

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…

Excellent Institutions

Excellent institutions

few days ago my dear friend, Hanif Abbasi, invited me to attend the annual prize distribution ceremony at the Government Postgraduate Viqar-un-Nisa College for Women (VNC) in Rawalpindi as chief…

The Political Minimum

The political minimum

The issue of raising minimum wage hit the headlines recently with the announcement of election manifestos by different parties. All of them promised a substantial increase in the minimum wage…

The Rule By Average Man

The rule by average man

Is Pakistan governed by average politicians? For how does one consider the equivalence of general competence in a politician? If the essential principles are based on equality then Pakistan has…

The Legacy Of The PPP Government

The legacy of the PPP government

The Pakistan People’s Party got a monumental mansion built in Lahore for its supreme leader towards the close of its tenure (2008-2013), which, if doesn’t outdo, by all accounts matches…