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The Pakistani Brand of Democracy (Editorial May 2018)

The terrible tyranny against the 'demos'

The terrible tyranny against the ‘demos’ “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” ― Leon Trotsky The words ‘true democracy’, ‘sanctity of vote’ and ‘let the people decide’ are in the air nowadays. Although every democrat would support these ideals, yet most people, who form the ‘demos’ part of democracy, find ... Read More »

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 »

Trump’s Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

Finally, the cat is out of the bag. After months of dilly-dallying, President Donald Trump has announced his long-awaited policy on South Asia and Afghanistan. In his policy speech, while clearing the way for the deployment of more US troops in Afghanistan, the President backtracked – like many of his U-turns before – on his promise to ‘rapidly end America’s ... Read More »