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A Tale Of Two Bills

A tale of two bills

Has anyone read PPP’s election manifesto? “Roti, kapra aur makaan. Ilm, sehat dab ko kaam, dehshat say mehfooz awam, ooncha ho jamhoor ka naam”. Roughly translated this means bread, clothing…

Genetically Intoxicated In Agriculture

Genetically intoxicated in agriculture

Pakistan first started its biogenetics institute at Faisalabad in 1983 as National Institute of Biogenetic Engineering (NIBGE). I was there in the Planning Commission and I was told that to…

Imran Khan’s Dream

Imran Khan’s dream

Imran Khan says he had a dream that his party had swept the upcoming elections. He believes that like in the past this time too his dream will come true.…

Population Rise: The Big Challenge

Population rise: the big challenge

Last week the UNDP released its Human Development Report, which highlighted the abysmally low levels of improvement achieved by Pakistan in this critical area, wherein progress in South Asian countries…

Torchbearers Of Humanity

Torchbearers of humanity

Dr Parveen Rehman, 56, a renowned social activist working relentlessly for the poor and dispossessed, was ruthlessly gunned down on March 13, 2013 in Karachi while on her way home…

Viewpoint: Old Thinking, New Realities

Viewpoint: Old Thinking, New Realities

Conspiracy hatchers and theorists have always abounded in the murky politics of this country: politicians conspiring with the establishment for the overthrow of their rivals, with foreign powers to keep…

Is Land Reform Off The Menu – I?

Is land reform off the menu – I?

In a recent TV interview, Imran Khan, Chairman TI, has revealed that a great debate has been going on in his party regarding land reforms. However, the arguments and proponents…

Is Land Reform Off The Menu? – III

Is land reform off the menu? – III

Land and housing reforms: Innovations and opportunities due to the floods: The destruction of life and property of people due to floods have developed the need and rationale for launching…

India`s Power Slipping Away?

India`s power slipping away?

Once in a blue moon, an Indian bureaucrat gets it right. R.V. Shahi, the union power secretary in 2003, took on a backwater job that few wanted, and resurrected the…