111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

The perils of politics in Pakistan

We all have heard the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin in our childhood. Well it’s still relevant today in terms of the political and economic aspect of the country. The…

The way forward

The failure of the present parliamentary system of governance in Pakistan is reflected in the fact that power and funds are not transferred to the grassroots, as corrupt parliamentarians want…

Recalibrating governance: Part IV

Pakistan faces two serious problems in education. Twenty million children are out of school and learning outcomes from existing schooling are quite weak. To resolve both these problems, governance reforms…

Another constitutional farce?

If those who claim direct access to the powers that be are to be believed, the country is set for another bout of ‘wise men’ deciding that the constitution of…

A different democracy

The present alarming situation of the country, which stands at the brink of a financial default, is a reflection of the failure of successive governments to transition from a low…

Time for an election

The polycrisis in Pakistan rages on. Urgent questions agitate the condition of the Pakistani. A sovereign default may not be imminent, but an existential economic crisis has raged for months,…

PTI needs to introspect about its own motives

PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) may be ready for the elections but the real question is whether the party is ready for governance. The question is: Does it have the capacity and…

PTI’s ‘White Paper’ on economy

A couple of days ago, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented ‘White Paper’ at a seminar on the economy, which indeed is in perilous situation. A number of policy-makers from PTI’s time…

The (only) light at the end

Every nation has some pipedreams. We Pakistanis have several. One of them is to say goodbye to the IMF once and for all and start implementing an ‘independent, home-grown’ strategy…