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Writing On The Board

Writing on the board

The Election Commission of Pakistan recently announced the preliminary results of elections to 42 cantonment boards. With 1.9 million registered voters, 199 wards of these boards are worth just five…

Back To The Drawing Board?

Back to the drawing board?

Rule of law advocates worry about the militarisation of our criminal justice system. Proponents of democracy worry about an aggravated imbalance between the civil and military domains. That Nawaz Sharif…

Deweaponising Karachi

Deweaponising Karachi

  The Rangers-led ‘targeted operation’ to restore peace to the city under the direction of the Sindh government commenced on a low-key level – a number of ‘suspects’ taken into…

Karachi’s Water Woes

Karachi’s water woes

About 90pc of Karachi’s population uses water supplied by the sole public water service provider, the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB). The KWSB is presently struggling to survive as…

Death And Dying In Karachi

Death and dying in Karachi

There are no vultures in Karachi, at least not the kind that circle in the sky, flapping and gliding, waiting for an opportunity to scavenge below. There are other birds…

A Weapon-free Karachi?

A weapon-free Karachi?

According to media reports 2,500-3,000 people fell victim to violence in Karachi in 2012.Ironically, the same year in September UN member states adopted a treaty pledging to rid the world…

Arts or science?

ADD ‘or commerce?’ to the question in the title. With the examination season in full swing, to be followed by college admissions a few months later, this is naturally the…

Paper Chase

Paper chase

In May the World Economic Forum issued the Human Capital Report 2015 that facilitates a comparative assessment of the education systems of various countries. For that purpose the WEF has…

FBR restructuring: a recipe for disaster–I

While briefing the Senate Committee on Finance, Chairman FBR confirmed that the proposed restructuring of FBR involved parcelling it out into four boards, two separate ones for Customs and Inland…