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Rigging And Formation Of Government

Rigging and formation of government

Pakistan Muslim league (N) has emerged as the single largest party with 123 seats requiring 13 seats to form an overall majority in the national assembly. Markets have reacted favourably…

The Only Caveat

The only caveat

The UNDP’s Human Development Report 2013, ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’ is a vindication of the assertion that the future of world economic growth…

Our National Shame

Our national shame

For the last five years a strange drama is being played out by the Election Commission of Pakistan to support the biggest crooks in the land. This relates to supporting…

Democracy In Pakistan An Apology

Democracy in Pakistan an apology

Is Pakistan short on intellect? Not by any standards then why is the constitution so laid bare by the powers that be - military or civil? Constitutional political economy is…

A Federal Council

A federal council

In Pakistan and in India the trend towards increase of power by the federation has been reversed. It is now unmistakably towards greater power for the federating provinces or states.…

A Purposeless Civil Service

A purposeless civil service

Horse-Riding was a mandatory part of the training imparted to ICS officers of the pre-Partition era. The reason was less chivalrous and more practical as horses were a viable mode…

Our Common Yoke

Our common yoke

I have bad news for you, Hindu fundamentalists of India. You and our Muslim rulers stand on identical moral grounds. You decapitate our soldiers, we decapitate yours. We both condone…

Our ‘Renaissance Class’

Our ‘Renaissance class’

You, probably, have never heard the name Qamar Yourish. When he lived amidst poverty-stricken people on the streets of old Lahore, the rich culture of which inspires you to write,…