January, 2019

  • 17 January

    Stop Chewing on Unpleasant Past

    The only way to defeat the fatigue and negativism in Pakistan-US relationship is to look forward with a vision for the future. Extricating the “security” prism from inter-governmental dialogue will probably be very difficult but we at the private level can really push for a more people and business-centric engagement at various levels.

  • 15 January

    18th Amendment: Fissures and Confusion it Created

    What is the point in the entire legislative and amendment process if you can’t touch and alter laws that directly affect peoples’ lives?

  • 14 January

    Trade War Bad news for South Asia

    South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.

  • 13 January

    Pakistan: 18th Amendment: Dynamic or Carved in Stone?

    Is closing out a fresh debate on the weak aspects of Pakistan's 18th Amendment in sync with the democratic principle of debate? The Amendment, according to the author, has injected several other distortions in the country's governance structures.

  • 13 January

    Tackling the Evil of Corruption in Pakistan

    For Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government, there are no mythological powers that help to do what has to be done. But he is honest in his endeavor. It would be enough if the honest Pakistanis support him.

  • 6 January

    Do Pakistani Laws Provide Justice?

    Fighting corruption is a demanding task everywhere in the world but it is especially difficult in Pakistan where most to the ruling class and sitting politicians are part of the problems rather than of the solution.

  • 5 January

    Small Hydropower Transforms Pakistan’s Mountain Communities

    In a country ridden by electricity shortages, some of the most remote villages in Pakistan's Hindu Kush Himalayas now enjoy a steady flow, at least during the summer months.

  • 1 January

    Gangsters’ Haven

    When criminals function in the name of justice, justice becomes a crime! Corruption being anti-state is treason, aiding and abetting it in any form amounts to gross violation of the Constitution.

December, 2018

  • 18 December

    Perjury Sustains Corruption

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan cannot expect others to believe in the integrity of his struggle for justice while a public perception exists that he is applying different standards for some of his close aides and associates. Indeed they seem to be calling the shots in the governance of this regime both overtly or covertly.

  • 8 December

    Trump Request for Help: Booby-Trap?

    In short, Pakistan’s diplomacy is on trial for sure; it, of course, should help its neighbors and also work together with the US for peace in Afghanistan. But one would hope – that for the short-term objective of accommodating US plans – it does not walk into a booby trap in an already explosive situation.