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Author Archives: Adeel Niaz

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 ... Read More »

CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time (Editorial February 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. Owing to the holding of the Competitive Examination for induction into the Central Superior Services (CSS), the month of February has special importance for the aspirants. Over the past 10 years or so, worrying trends ... Read More »

Census 2017 and the Urbanization Challenge (Editorial October 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. After about nineteen years of dilly-dallying, the sixth Housing & Population Census in Pakistan was finally conducted this year. The provisional results of the headcount have been released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), and ... Read More »

Whither the Muslim World? (Editorial July 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

The Riyadh Summit, or the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, and the ensuing events once again have highlighted the widening chasms in the Muslim world. It further reinforces the impression that Muslims are still very far from achieving the dream of the unity of Ummah. Although the summit was organised with the ostensible purpose of combating terrorism, the statements made by President Trump ... Read More »

The Panama Verdict, A Deathblow to Corruption? (Editorial May 2017)

Letters to the Editor (September 2017)

“The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed.” — Honoré de Balzac Corruption has long been a festering sore on the body politic of Pakistan. Persistent low rankings on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index bear testimony to the fact ... Read More »