Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In! (Editorial December 2018)

Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” — Catherine Pulsifer A lot of hullabaloo by opposition, much-hyped austerity drive, euphoria over 5 million homes and 10 million new jobs, slogans of strict accountability, economic upheaval, plummeting of stock exchange, rupee in a freefall, judicial activism, TLP’s sit-in that brought the …

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The Pakistani Brand of Democracy (Editorial May 2018)

The terrible tyranny against the ‘demos’ “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” ― Leon Trotsky The words ‘true democracy’, ‘sanctity of vote’ and ‘let the people decide’ are in the air nowadays. Although every democrat would support these ideals, yet most people, who form the ‘demos’ part of democracy, find …

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Unfettered Bureaucracy (Editorial April 2018)

The Key to a Flourishing and Prosperous Pakistan  “May be some of you may fall victim for not satisfying the whims of ministers. I hope it does not happen, but you may even be put to trouble, not because you are doing anything wrong but because you are doing right.” – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s address to the civil servants …

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Reforming, and Empowering, Bureaucracy (Editorial March 2018)

“The services are the backbone of the state. Governments are formed. Governments are defeated. Prime Ministers come and go, ministers come and go, but you stay on. Therefore, there is a very great responsibility placed on your shoulders. You should have no hand in supporting this political party or that political party, this political leader or that political leader. This …

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CSS 2018 (Editorial December 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. “There is no secret to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failures.” With these simple yet powerful words, Collin Powell, a former general in the US Army and the …

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