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Crisis of public trust

Effective governance is a key factor for establishing public trust for any political democratic dispensation and governments ensure it through effective delivery systems. In Pakistan, we have witnessed erosion of…

Redemption of the power sector

A host of sectoral lacunas prevailing in the energy sector have yet to be tackled leave alone overcome and the question that is being asked by the public is whether…

Defunding of public higher education

When one is looking for higher-ed statistics in Pakistan, they must be pieced together from multiple sources and cross-checked to ensure they make sense. However, occasionally, you come across longitudinal…

The corrosion of a republic

The corrosion of a republic isn’t an event. It is a process. It isn’t a partisan affair. It is wholesale. It is never limited or contained. It is large scale…

Defunding of public higher education

When one is looking for higher-ed statistics in Pakistan, they must be pieced together from multiple sources and cross-checked to ensure they make sense. However, occasionally, you come across longitudinal…

Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands the gravity of the situation but even then no correction…

Energy sector – ‘a nightmare’

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in a statement this week has described the energy sector as “a nightmare for the country” mainly because of the fact that the government produces…

Will the power sector ever deliver?—II

After explaining the issues with policy and plan, governance and management of the PSCEs, it is important to explain about the operational management — especially of the Discos, which is…