Jobs and Political Stability
Shahid Javed Burki |Express Tribune| September 01, 2014 In recent times, a consensus has emerged among various social scientists that has relevance for what is happening in Pakistan at this time. There is an agreement that political and economic developments... 
Jobs and Political Stability
Shahid Javed Burki |Express Tribune|    Read More →
Reforms
Dr Farrukh Saleem |The News| August 31, 2o14 Capital suggestionPakistan is going nowhere without reforms – electoral, economic, judicial, civil service and land. To begin with, electoral and economic reforms ought to be at the top of all priorities.... 
The Siege of Islamabad
S Iftikhar Murshed |The News| August 31, 2014 “We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him,”said Napoleon Bonaparte in one of those rare occasions that he was able to lose himself in the entrancing pleasure of a single moment’s solitude. But... 
Favoring Innocence Report (FIR)?
Saad Rasool |Nation| August 31, 2014 Amidst the chaos of political developments, breaking news, and constantly changing deadlines, it is hard to be certain about what might be happening behind closed doors, and more importantly what is going to happen... 
Fatal Turn…When Courage Could Have Saved The Day
Ayaz Amir |The News| August 29, 2014 Islamabad diaryWhat accounts for the decline and fall of the Sharif power enterprise? Hubris and misjudgments have played their role but a lack of moral courage at a crucial juncture is also part of the story. Shahbaz... 
Our Weak Democracy
Babar Sattar |The News| August 29, 2014 Part – IIThe question is: why has the military ruled Pakistan directly for 33 years? And even when we have an elected government, why is the ‘invisible government’ the real master? In the Legatum Prosperity... 
Follies of a Desperate Lot
Tariq Khosa |DAWN| August 29, 2014 IN the current crisis, the rule of law, constitutionalism and democracy seem to be under imminent threat of disruption. Unfortunately, the Punjab police are likely to go down in history as having the dubious distinction... 
Shades of Dhandli
Zafar Hilaly |Express Tribune| August 29, 2014 We all want to know whether the dhandli allegations are true. But to focus exclusively on the malpractices which occurred during vote counting in the 2013 elections would be wrong. Unfair practices, some... 
Our Weak Democracy
Babar Sattar |The News| August 28, 2014 Part – IUnfortunately, in Pakistan within days of an elected government’s swearing in, people start to ask: How many days do you give this government? The charitable question would be: Will this government... 
Let’s have a King
I.A. Rehman |DAWN| August 28, 2014 SINCE it is a bit too late to ask the British to relieve the people of Pakistan of the unmanageable burden of democratic governance, the best option available to us is to find a king, or an equivalent. This is the result... 



All Rights Reserved to Sochta Pakistan © Site Designed and Maintained by ERD Solutions