Tag Archives: Karachi

Why Sehgal Brings Hope to Karachi?

A man of impeccable character, known for his straightforwardness and hard work, Ikram Sehgal is expected to change the working culture at the Karachi Electric to increase efficiency and productivity.

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Pakistan: Summer’s Discontent

Asif Ali Zardari outburst might be “the defining moment” PPP needed to re-invigorate itself as the dynamic force it once was in Pakistani politics.

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Pakistan’s National Carrier is Re-engaging

Beset by extraordinary interference over the years, both during military and civilian rule, anyone who thought two years ago that Pakistan’s national flag carrier the PIA would survive without declaring bankruptcy had to have his head examined. Even Malaysian Airlines has gone that route.  Two years later, there is a glimmer of hope for PIA’s revival.

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Pakistan: Diversionary Tactics Backfires

Almost every political party uses militant muscle in Pakistan as a self-defense mechanism to fend off its opponents.  Harboring of militants for enforcing their own version of law is illegal but that is how feudal stay in power.

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Pakistan: Tentacles of Terror

Until Pakistan stops short-term tactics such as playing one group against the other, it will remain volatile and prone to recurring political turmoil as well as vulnerable to the nexus of non-state actors and criminal syndicates.

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Pakistan: Scam and Sham

Pakistan’s commercial hub and port city of Karachi needs drastic administrative and political changes to restore government’s writ on the city.

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The Ostrich Mentality

On Jan 12 Pakistan’s children gave their courageous answer to the terrorists. When it has such brave parents and children, terrorists have no future in the South Asian nation. Those with an ostrich mentality can never confront that truth.

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Terrorism: Pakistan Needs Homeland Security Command

In the aftermath of massacre at a Peshawar school, one analyst suggests Pakistan must establish a single dedicated and effective single command and control mechanism. Internal security forces protecting strategic assets and countering terrorism, he suggests, must come under a “Homeland Security Command”. 

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The Houses That Karachi’s Poor Want

“Are we some rubbish to be thrown out of the city by the government?” asks a woman living in Lyari, Karachi. “Why should we go to the outskirts of the city? Give us space close to the centre of the city.”   She expresses the anger of many of Karachi’s urban poor who feel that their preference to live in …

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Tugging At The Heart Strings

  About half a kilometer (.3 miles) from Karachi’s famous Banaras Chowk, to the left side of Banaras Nullah, stands a tiny old shop. The exterior is far from impressive; the interior even less so. A small space has been cleared out on the floor to provide seating; two old exhaust fans are tied to the roof in place of …

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