Tackling the local governance crisis

Pakistan’s governance crisis has manifested itself in various ways, including the inability of the state to provide services and create a responsible relationship with…

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…

Pakistan: Addressing the challenges -the way forward

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

Loveable Murree

  I was recently asked to write where I would spend my summer. For a few minutes I kept my anguish at Pakistan’s situation…

Suicide Democrats

Raza Rumi I am appalled by the recent events that have yet again stirred instability and uncertainty into Pakistani politics. Those of us who…

Pakistan: IMF Programme needs to be debated

Debating the aid plan Raza Rumi’s op-ed published in the NEWS (Pakistan) The not-so-inevitable is about to happen. After weeks of groping in the…

The Zardari conundrum

by Raza Rumi ( published in the NEWS) By all statistical estimates and anecdotal evidence, Pakistan’s middleclass has grown during the last decade. The…

Capital shock

My op-ed published in the NEWS. This was also posted at ATP and a robust discussion took place there. A week long sojourn in…

Pakistan’s ruling coalition must not splinter

My op-ed piece that was published in the NEWS, Pakistan  On these erudite pages, and elsewhere, there has been much ado about the fact…

Civil Service is no longer an alluring career for Pakistan’s youth

The captioned article of mine appeared in News on Sunday a week ago. I was quite glad to note that the NEWS wrote an…

Utopia for me- Pieces of my heart

My piece published in the News on Sunday yesterday – Karta hun jama phir jigare lakht lakht ko (I seek to gather the scattered…

The flawed boycott mantra?

The flawed boycott mantra? Thursday, February 21, 2008 Raza Rumi Much has been said on how the election results are a referendum against the…