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The Disciplinary Process

The disciplinary process

There could be situations at the workplace where an employee may have to be disciplined for violating the norms. In a work environment where employees interact with their colleagues, superiors…

A Myth From Our Times

A myth from our times

One of the strands which runs through the narrative of modern-day Pakistani politics is that a more autocratic, presidential system is better suited to the temperament of the country and…

Zardari, Bilawal & the future of PPP

IS it the PPP’s moment of reckoning or Asif Ali Zardari’s? The answer depends on whether you believe that Zardari is part and parcel of the party or simply an…

The Struggle Against Forgetting

The struggle against forgetting

A country so breathless with excitement about the potentially transient matters of the moment is likely to lose its ability to comprehend the larger issues that are rooted in its…

Russia Calling

Russia calling

Pakistan’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Not only has it affirmed Pakistan’s growing importance as an emerging and strategically placed…

Diaspora Engagement

Diaspora engagement

The federal government is focusing on the contribution of overseas Pakistanis to our socio-economic development and devising different plans. However, the results have not been satisfactory which is visible when…

A Substitute For Respect

A substitute for respect

A couple of years ago, some friends on their trip back from the mazars of Sufi saints in Sindh brought back ajraks (Sindhi chadars) as gifts. I received four of…

Viewpoint: Choosing Sides Not An Option

Viewpoint: Choosing sides not an option

Last week, two high profile Saudi visitors came calling back-to-back to get Pakistan on their side in the Gulf region's ongoing power tussle -something this country could do at its…