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Economic Injustice

Economic injustice

The Baloch are feeling hard done by and are angry. The causes of their protest, if not distress, are historical and deeprooted; their significance should not be trivialised by arguing…

FBR: New Chairman, Old Challenges

FBR: new chairman, old challenges

Of all the federal government institutions, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is, rightly or wrongly, considered as the most incompetent, inefficient and corrupt. Even if it is merely a perception…

Enthusiasm For Malala

Enthusiasm for Malala

I wish we lived in a society where any attempt to critique Malala Yousufzai’s speech at the UN (and subsequent speeches) would not be so quickly construed as support for…

Wilful Default

Wilful default

Human capital is one of the primary drivers of economic growth. Education, especially higher education that builds human capital, faces many hurdles in Pakistan. A major restriction to access to…

Open Up

Open up

We know too little about how our government functions or what it determines for us – quite often without our knowledge or consent. One of the areas into which authorities…

Elusive LNG

Elusive LNG

LNG has evoked a considerable controversy again. Successive governments have been touting LNG projects for now more than a decade as a short-term solution. It has not materialised. But the…

Political Idiocy

Political idiocy

A type of Pakistani leftists is indulged in premature and idealistic analyses of critical issues such as Islamic radicalisation. Our insignificant left is majorly divided over the issues of religious…

The Road To Nuclear Parity

The road to nuclear parity

At its annual plenary meeting held on June 13 and 14 in Prague, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) again failed to take a decision on the question of admitting India…

The Media Challenge

The media challenge

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid recently emphasised the PML-N government’s support for free media, acknowledging that it’s vital for promoting democracy. Ironically, that was one of the first things General Pervez…