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The Softer Option

The softer option

Some time ago, 38 ex-militants were released after receiving vocational training at Navi Sahar, an armed forces’ institute in Bajaur. It was an endeavour to reintegrate them into society, as…

HEC: Points And Counterpoints

HEC: points and counterpoints

The provinces are responsible for higher education after the 18th Amendment: Not true. The 18th Amendment strengthens the role of the HEC as a federal entity by including standards of…

The Informal Economy

The informal economy

New estimates indicate that Pakistan’s informal economy is larger than previously approximated, and is expanding at a rapid pace. On the other hand, the formal sector appears to be on…

Credibility Of Electoral Rolls

Credibility of electoral rolls

A Credible election must fulfil the following five conditions. The electoral rolls must reflect the true presence of eligible voters in each constituency; each voter must know the location of…

Endangered heritage

The Indus Valley Civilisation, stretching over the area that today constitutes Pakistan, is probably the oldest known to mankind. From the remote northern reaches of the Hindu Kush mountains to…