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Press And Privacy

Press and privacy

THE government of India has dropped a draft bill which recognised the right to privacy as an integral part of the fundamental right to personal liberty embodied in Article 21…

Reforming The United Nations

Reforming the United Nations

It is indeed a seminal year for the United Nations as world leaders assemble for the annual General Assembly session celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of the world…

No Accountability For Waste Of Public Money

No accountability for waste of public money

Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) threatened by chronic losses and bloated costs is once again hopeful that the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) in its next meeting will approve a new bailout…

Out In The Open

Out in the open

This week I attended the Pakistan Conference on Sanitation, PACOSAN II, which took place in Islamabad. Among the many interesting issues raised, one stood out as a serious problem for…

Fundamental Reforms

Fundamental reforms

The main cause of our pathetic socio-politico-economic conditions is perpetual, unchallenged, un-resisted existence of inefficient and corrupt institutions that are not interested in the welfare of people, rather working to…

Accounting Profession

Accounting profession

Barring a few exceptions emerging particularly during the last century of the last millennium, all branches of knowledge can, with little stretching, be traced to the ancient times or at…

Change In The Air

Change in the air

In the previous article I discussed how a fresh breeze of change is promising to clean the landscape of Pakistan from corruption and to finally start the journey that was…

Bhutto’s Ghost

Bhutto’s ghost

While the spirit of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto may be preventing the PPP from disintegrating, it has also stopped the party from evolving to keep up with the times. The ossified…

Opening Up Markets

Opening up markets

Whereas more than two million motorcycles, most of them 70cc (an indication of the engine size), are sold in Pakistan every year, only around 150,000 cars are built and sold…