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SMEs, Academia Can Turnaround Economy

SMEs, academia can turnaround economy

Activating the most under-utilised potential of the economy; SME and academia/professionals is the way forward for economic uplift. Federal and provincial governments are taking a fresh start; it's an opportunity…

Needed Selfless Saints In The Economy

Needed selfless saints in the economy

Saints are supposed to be selfless. That statement has a presumption of truth in it. The reverse has to be proved. The elections and Jambooriat not jamhooriyat has won. Now…

Invisible Enemy

Invisible enemy

Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) recently held a Cyber Security Conference at Islamabad. This paper analyzes key aspects of the discourse, captures important observations and recommends action points for securing…

Squandered Funds

Squandered funds

The idea of community participation in education has now evolved from parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and parent-teacher committees (PTCs) in some areas, into school management committees (SMCs). But despite this evolution,…

The Concept Of Self-discipline

The concept of self-discipline

Democracy calls for higher levels of self-discipline. The technology is imbibed in higher technological elements of personality. As humans, we talk of technology transfers and all those modern words which…

Election Drum

Election drum

Two aspects of the General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's speech on Martyrs' Day that remain the subject of media debate are his belief that a competent democracy that delivers real results…

Ideology Of Pakistan

Ideology of Pakistan

There have been several articles dealing either directly or indirectly with the Ideology of Pakistan. I was surprised to read an editorial in Business Recorder stating that; "General Sher Ali…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

The Left-right Muddle

The left-right muddle

We stand, yet again, at a division – this time between the left and the right. Unable to match the momentum in the election campaigns of the PML-N and the…

The Culture Of Consumerism

The culture of consumerism

Our lives today are totally different from the lives of our elders a few decades ago. Their lives were mostly connected to and dependent on nature. Senior citizens often recall…