Pakistan: flood politics at its worst

there appears to be a deliberate construction of a dangerous discourse and a sham argument for the ascendancy of the armed forces. The military…

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…

Failed prescriptions for a failing state

The cat is finally out of the bag. The MQM chief has issued a statement on how the country needs to be saved from…

Wikileaks and our fantasies

Pakistanis are not interested in what the west likes or dislikes. We are concerned for our security, especially for the burgeoning youth of this…

Floods’ management: Perfect script for a black comedy

They say that individual and collective characters are exposed in times of crisis. Indeed the Pakistan ruling classes have exposed themselves for their historical…

No alternative to peace with India

It is clear that regional stability is a foremost priority for India given its focus on achieving a 10 per cent growth rate. Pakistan…

Devising a new framework for Indo-Pak peace

The next 12 months are critical: an Afghanistan settlement has to take place, the water issue needs to be explored and Kashmir back channel…

Bleak prospects

My op-ed published in Express-Tribune today It is evident that the Pakistani state faces a crisis of legitimacy and survival. Twelve years ago, on…

Whither rule of law?

By Raza Rumi April 19, 2010 http://tribune.com.pk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Raza-Rumi.jpg Raza Rumi is a policy adviser and a blogger based in Lahore. Share Printer Friendly Email Comments…

Pakistan: A failing society?

My recent op-ed: A couple of weeks ago a conference at the Lahore School of Economics allowed me to pontificate on how Pakistan is…

Whatever happened to Kerry-Lugar?

Pakistan’s dire fiscal situation has resulted in the reduction of development spending by 40 per cent. This does not bode well for the citizens…