October 21, 2017

Blogroll

Pakistan’s Coal Energy: At What Cost?

The thoughtless rush for coal-fired energy by a politically motivated Pakistani ruling elite is both alarming and questionable. Read More »

Trauma and Afghan Journalists

Simple bravery is not enough for journalists to cope with trauma-like situation. Training is a must and the international community must come forward to help the Afghan journalists recover from the stress they face in the line of duty. Read More »

Davos 2017 Season

Davos is a unique opportunity to showcase Pakistan. But a handful of Pakistani businessmen at are unable to shoulder the burden of projecting Pakistan. Read More »

Who is Betsy DeVos?

Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's billionaire nominee for education, start on Jan. 11. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals. Read More »

45% Drop in Violence in Pakistan in 2016

Since 2014, there has been a 66% overall reduction in violence-related fatalities in Pakistan, says Islamabad-based think tank Center for Research & Security Studies in its annual report. Read More »

Intellectual Honesty and Moral Obligation

Without a real sense of ethics among Pakistan's rulers things will never become better for the people, rampant intellectual dishonesty and their total apathy towards their moral obligations make them invariably choose colleagues and subordinates who they believe will blindly follow their criminal dictates. Read More »

How to Get Ready for the Economic Recession Coming in 2017

The current US economic expansion is nearly the third-longest since the 1850s, making a recession likely in 2017. It's time to get ready. Read More »

Geo-politics and Afghanistan

Is South Asia witnessing the beginning of a new geo-political game between two obvious blocs (Indo-Afghan-USA and Moscow-Beijing-Pakistan-Iran) divided by conflicting views on sources of terrorism and shared interests in regional peace and development? Read More »

Wishes for 2017

Only a stable democratic system where participation of ordinary citizens in the decision-making process is a key element will stop the wholesale loot and plunder that is the order of the day. Pakistan's sham democracy has no intention whatsoever of permitting the effective participation of the citizens in the affairs of even their own community. Read More »

How Will Pakistan Fare in 2017?

Poverty in Pakistan is, in fact, rising, despite all claims by the government and multilateral institutes about economic progress and growth. Read More »