Book E-Launch – The Battle For Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood

In this e-launch of Shuja Nawaz’s The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood, the panelists (Shuja Nawaz, Raza Rumi,…

عثمان بزدارکا بارش کے پانی میں لوگوں کولفٹ دینا اور شہباز شریف کا بوٹ پہن کر پانی میں اترنا سیاسی شعبدہ بازی ہے۔

عثمان بزدارکا بارش کے پانی میں لوگوں کولفٹ دینا اور شہباز شریف کا بوٹ پہن کر پانی میں اترنا سیاسی شعبدہ بازی ہے۔  …

وزیراعظم کا ہر ماہ وزرا کی کارکردگی کا جائزہ لینے کا اعلان اچھا اقدام ہے،

وزیراعظم کا ہر ماہ وزرا کی کارکردگی کا جائزہ لینے کا اعلان اچھا اقدام ہے،اب یہ وقت ہے کے تبدیل نعرے اور پی ٹی…

Charting Pakistan Internal Security Policy

Pakistan recently announced National Action Plan focuses on combatting both terrorism and militancy and addresses endemic insecurity and radicalization. The plan follows in the…

Governance crisis cannot be treated by old formula of changing faces

An old piece that I could not post earlier: Commenting on the melting state of the economy, a reputed economic analyst stated how the…

Karachi continues to bleed

Karachi needs democratisation of power and robust accountability mechanisms Karachi’s mayhem in the past few days has exposed, once again, the primary issue of…

Regressive governance (book review)

“…the pasture of stupidity is unwholesome for mankind.” – Ibn-e-Khaldun  Pakistan’s ‘crisis’ of governance has now acquired an axiomatic status. Local and foreign experts…

On human rights, courts and governance

My interview Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch published in The Friday Times No government institution, including the courts, should be immune from…

Pakistan: Addressing the challenges -the way forward

Strange things are happening. Two months after a natural disaster hit millions of people and created essential prerequisites for an economic meltdown, the focus…

Unpacking the governance debate

If the intent of the unregulated media and a recalcitrant establishment is to dismiss the government to achieve better governance then this is at…

Post-floods: Pakistan must embrace a comprehensive reform agenda

Pakistan’s governance is a nightmare for its citizenry. More importantly, it is also an international issue now. The multi-dimensional disaster in Pakistan could lead…

Rescuing the Pakistani state

Pakistani, and by extension the global media, are regurgitating tiresome cliches about corruption without talking about reforming state institutions. For instance, not a single…