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Married to Traditions

Several nefarious tribal, rural and even urban societal customs deny the womenfolk their due right of inheritance Most veiled and modern women in both conservative and liberal strata of Pakistani society share the same fate of being ‘omitted’ when it comes to getting their share in the property of their parents or male siblings. Though many traditions regarding marriage in ... Read More »

Corruption and Politics

The government has once again interfered in the SC’s efforts to force the investigation of the Rs5 billion NICL scam by suspending FIA official, Zafar Qureshi, within 72 hours of his reinstatement. The government has once again interfered in the Supreme Court’s efforts to force the investigation of the Rs5 billion National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam by suspending Additional ... Read More »

OTTAWADIALOGUE Recommends Indo-Pak N-agreements

The Ottawa Dialogue is a distinguished group of academics and retired senior officials and military officers from India and Pakistan. OTTAWA: An ongoing dialogue known as the Ottawa Dialogue has resulted in the adoption of an ambitious list of nuclear confidence-building measures (CBMs). The Ottawa Dialogue is a distinguished group of academics and retired senior officials and military officers from ... Read More »

Preparing the CSS Right Thing, Right Time

Consult the syllabus recommended books for CSS preparation. In my previous articles, I disc-ussed how to prepare the compulsory and the optional subjects by highlighting different aspects and important questions. In this article, I will provide some tips how to manage time while preparing for the CSS and PMS. The first thing, which a candidate should do, is to practise ... Read More »

Importance of Budget for Common Man

The budget brings now fear of the expected inflation and new taxes on different goods and service. The budget in Pakistan is an important event because it alters the economic outlook for the common man. Government steps especially subsidies, tax breaks and employment and income generating schemes bring positive change in their living standard. While withdrawal of subsidies, increase in ... Read More »

Good Governance: Where Does Pakistan Stand?

Governance describes “the process of decision-making and the way by which decisions are implemented What is good governance? Good governance is an indeterminate term used in development literature to describe how public institutions conduct affairs and manage public resources in order to guarantee the realisation of human rights. Governance describes “the process of decision-making and the way by which decisions ... Read More »

Islam and Nationalism

Islam declares all the creatures like a family (Ayal) of Allah as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) narrated in his last sermon that all mankind is the progeny of Adam and Adam was fashioned out of clay. The statement of Mohammad Khalid Abdul Razak, Malaysian Consul General in Pakistan, that almost 700 affluent Pakistanis have transferred approximately Rs. 180 billion ... Read More »

The Secret of Life Revealed

We are all working with one power, one law. It is attraction. You are the most powerful magnet in the universe! It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen ‘this centuries – old secret has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history. On the basis of observations and teachings of Plato, ... Read More »

A Charonology of Quaid’s Life

December 25, 1876: Born in Karachi. 1883: Admitted to the Sindh Madrasatul Islam. January 30, 1892: Sails for England. 1895: Called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn. London, UK. 1897: Enrolls as Advocate (OS) at the Bombay High Court. May 4 November 3, 1900: Acted as Third Presidency Magistrate. March 10, 1904: Elected Member, Bombay Municipal Corporation. Resigns March 1905. ... Read More »

A Tale of Events

When Pakistan came into being the first national tragedy occurred when Quaid-e-Azam expired in 1948. This resulted in the quick change of governments and we became a laughing stock for other countries. The nation is going to celebrate yet another independence day in August amid enormous difficulties.  We are passing through critical phase of our history. Unending social and economic ... Read More »