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Civil Service Reforms Needed

Civil service reforms needed

George Bernard Shaw said, “I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.” The same can be…

The Politics Of Urbanisation

The politics of urbanisation

In relatively stable societies, economics shapes politics these are places where one can meaningfully say `it`s the economy, stupid`. Even seemingly bizarre foreign policies can be related to economics as…

An Amazing People

An amazing people

Just a few weeks back there was a lot of speculation about the political situation in the country. Would the elections be held? Was there a conspiracy to somehow postpone…

Change Of Sorts

Change of sorts

As a Pakistani who exercised his right to change, my gratitude goes to all those who contributed to the successful conduct of Election 2013. To start with, President Zardari should…

The Magic Of Commitment

The magic of commitment

First, full disclosure: I am a recent member of the PTI and a long time believer that Imran Khan offers not just the best hope, but the only hope, for…

Apt Handling Of National Security – II

Apt handling of national security – II

Our armed forces and intelligence agencies have become more hardened today than they were ever before in the conduct of Low Intensity Conflict (LIC). However, over the past decade, the…

Revisiting Articles 62 And 63

Revisiting Articles 62 and 63

The polling day is still three weeks away but with the publication last Friday of the final list of candidates cleared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), it is…

As Institutions Mature

As institutions mature

Except for some rollback of Taliban territorial gains, performance on immediate issues during 2008-2013 was largely poor even after accounting for the tough external environment and past legacies. Immediate issues…

Mandviwalla Vs Sheikh

Mandviwalla vs Sheikh

Serious charges are surfacing against the newly appointed Finance Minister Saleem H. Mandviwalla and lately the three-year reign of Dr Hafeez Sheikh marked by unsustainable reliance on domestic borrowing, poorly…