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Exploit The Bulge

Exploit the bulge

“The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life…” Adam Smith (“Wealth of Nations) ADAM Smith was more…

Fair Game For The IMF

Fair game for the IMF

The IMF and the government of Pakistan have reached an agreement on yet another arrangement after a separation and then divorce from the previous standby arrangement between them. This is…

The Drug Menace

The drug menace

The Supreme Court has taken the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to task over its abysmal performance in curbing the smuggling of narcotics. “Why was the ANF not arresting the drug barons…

Invisible Little Workers

Invisible little workers

June 12 was Day against Child Labour. It is a shame that we still have to observe such a day. But we must if we have to make our society…

Bomb Or Bread?

Bomb or bread?

On May 28, an email was circulating on the web from Dr Shershah Syed, whose services to women’s reproductive health are widely acclaimed. Doctor Sahib wrote, “Today we are celebrating…

Teachers & Bureaucrats

Teachers & bureaucrats

“The education department, believe me, is much more corrupt than the police department.” This is how one teacher put it in a conversation we were recently having about problems public…

Sincerity Is Not Enough

Sincerity is not enough

No government in Pakistan has ever inherited a graver and more existentially challenging set of crises and problems than the PML-N-led national government will do when it formally assumes office…

Tax Proposals – I

Tax proposals – I

On June 5, 2013, we will have a new government in action - faced with multifaceted and complicated problems on economic front. It's immediate task of framing budget for fiscal…

The Challenge Of Change

The challenge of change

Late Abul Kalam Azad, the Indian education minister, was a genius and an encyclopaedia of knowledge of both eastern and western civilisations and cultures, political figures, history, literature, etc. His…