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Reforming the Civil Services

Bureaucracy, or the civil service fraternity, forms the backbone of a country’s administrative setup. Brilliant minds, blessed with extraordinary acumen, are inducted into the civil service to ensure that the best people come at the helm. As policy-implementing arm of the government, the Civil Service officers strive to serve the interests of the public and those of the state in ... Read More »

The Telling Tale of the Muslim World (Editorial April 2014)

Editorial When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. William Blake These profound words by the most revered English poet William Blake exposit why Muslims across the globe are tangled in intricate web of miseries and wretchedness of fate. A cursory look at history provides numerous instances where the bigot ... Read More »

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky is an intellectual prodigy, a famous linguist and a well-known philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic and activist. In a 2005 poll, he was voted the “World’s Top Public Intellectual”. His articles that contain a strident criticism of US Foreign Policy appear in a number of international newspapers and journals. Early Life Chomsky was born in ... Read More »

History of Elections in Pakistan

Pakistan is inching closer to the new elections and people of Pakistan will soon elect their representatives for the next five years. At this point, let’s take a look at the past elections held in Pakistan. ELECTIONS OF 1970 In the General Elections 1970, twenty-four political parties contested for 300 National Assembly seats; 13 were reserved for women. Parties were ... Read More »

How to Manage Energy Consumption in Offices and Workplaces

Energy consumption in offices and workplaces needs to be addressed on a large scale as lot of energy is consumed and wasted here. The use of excess energy contributes to the problems associated with dwindling fossil fuel reserves. Also, wasting energy reduces profitability. The government support programmes in some countries on energy efficiency and management as well as carbon management ... Read More »

Austerity Measures Don’t Work for Individuals, Businesses, or Governments

There is a popular belief that ‘reducing spending will solve all of our state’s financial problems. People who hold this belief obviously haven’t thought through the statement very carefully Let’s consider a few simple examples so that everyone can understand what the problem with austerity measures is. Suppose that a middle-aged person has enjoyed a prosperous career with a competitive ... Read More »