Music For a Cause…or Dark Purposes
Ayaz Amir |The News| November 28, 2014 I’ll never have a convertible, the one’s which are classy being beyond my means, but I often daydream that if I had one, preferably an open Merc, and if there was a classy lady – well, any lady – sitting... 
Policy Response to Challenges
Sakib Sherani |DAWN| November 28, 2014 WHAT are Pakistan’s most pressing economic challenges and what is the government’s policy response? How well is the policy response aligned to addressing the challenges on a sustainable basis? The list of challenges... 
Listen to the Peasants
I.A. Rehman |DAWN| November 27, 2014 DESPITE the din created by power-hungry political gladiators, the country’s peasants have been able to attract public attention over the past several weeks. They have a right to be heard. There have been demonstrations... 
Managing a difficult Relationship
Talat Masood | Express Tribune| November 26,2014 Once again, the Saarc summit in Nepal will bring into sharp focus the current tension-ridden relations between India and Pakistan. Afghanistan’s recently elected President Ashraf Ghani, who for the first... 
The Limits of Populism
Zahid Hussain |DAWN| November 26, 2014 THE crowd at his rallies keeps getting bigger and Imran Khan’s tenor angrier and harsher. He keeps the audience enthralled by his relentless attack on the government that has failed to deliver. There is surely... 
Power Sector Woes
Shahid Kardar |DAWN| November 25, 2014 A COMMON refrain in Pakistan today is that the role of the middle class and industry has been reduced to earning enough to pay their monthly electricity bills so that entities in the power sector can stay afloat.... 
The Biggest Lie: More Democracy
Ayaz Amir |The News| November 25, 2014 At least in our climate there is no bigger fantasy than this that the cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. In our kind of culture democracy means not democracy as understood elsewhere but licence: licence... 
A Promising Beginning
Maleeha Lodhi |The News| November 25, 2014 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit to Pakistan has helped to inject a positive dynamic to relations after years of bitterness, drift and mistrust between the two countries. Both sides seized the opportunity... 
Pakistan’s 4,000 Half-A-Million-Dollars-A-Year Families
Shahid Javed Burki |Express Tribune| November 24, 2014 In a democracy — even like the one in Pakistan that is still evolving — good public policy action comes only with public pressure. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three Es for priority action... 
Contending with the IS threat in Pakistan
Najmuddin A Shaikh |Express Tribune| November 24, 2014 Last week, I had promised to write about the measures Muslim countries are taking to counter the threat of the Islamic State (IS) virus infecting people in their countries. Perhaps, the best place... 
Muckraking as Accountability
Babar Sattar |DAWN| November 24, 2014 SOMETHING strange has happened in Pakistan over the last few years. We have started to view muckraking as accountability and cathartic judicial structures as justice. Can publicly naming and shaming those suspected... 



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