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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 …

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Unfettered Bureaucracy (Editorial April 2018)

Unfettered Bureaucracy (Editorial April 2018)

The Key to a Flourishing and Prosperous Pakistan  “May be some of you may fall victim for not satisfying the whims of ministers. I hope it does not happen, but you may even be put to trouble, not because you are doing anything wrong but because you are doing right.” – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s address to the civil servants …

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Reforming, and Empowering, Bureaucracy (Editorial March 2018)

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 …

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CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time (Editorial February 2017)

CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time

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 …

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The Trumpian Assault on Middle East Peace (Editorial January 2018)

The Trumpian Assault on Middle East Peace (Editorial January 2018)

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. Editorial for this month will focus, mainly, on two major issues; the first is Donald Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the illegitimate state of Israel and the second is a viable …

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CSS 2018 (Editorial December 2017)

CSS 2018 (Editorial December 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. “There is no secret to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failures.” With these simple yet powerful words, Collin Powell, a former general in the US Army and the …

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Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 2017)

Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 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. “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Nietzsche …

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Census 2017 and the Urbanization Challenge (Editorial October 2017)

Census 2017 and the Urbanization Challenge (Editorial September 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 …

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND DEMOCRACY GO HAND IN HAND (Editorial August 2017)

Editorial JWT August 2017

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” (John Stuart Mill) Corruption, a chronic problem of Pakistan, is a festering wound on the body politic of the country. In the past, we have seen that governments were sent packing …

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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 …

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