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Making Right Decisions for CSS 2019 (Editorial October 2018)

Making Right Decisions for CSS 2019 (Editorial October 2018)

The result for the written part of CSS 2018 exam is out and, as per the official notification, a total of 24,010 candidates had submitted their admission forms but 11,887 chose to actually appear in the written exam. And out of this lot, only 569 candidates – 4.79 percent of those appeared – have qualified. Given the very low pass …

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An Uphill Battle Starts (Editorial September 2018)

An Uphill Battle Starts (Editorial September 2018)

After a struggle spanning twenty-two years, Kaptaan has, finally, taken the helm of the ship named Pakistan. He had, in the recent past, made tall claims and lofty promises to turn this country into a Naya Pakistan. Now the time has come to live up to those. His initial announcements after assuming the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan …

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Making a ‘Naya’ Pakistan (Editorial August 2018)

Making a ‘Naya’ Pakistan (Editorial August 2018)

The people of Pakistan have given their verdict. With a resounding victory in the 2018 general election, the PTI’s Kaptaan, Imran Khan, has been, finally, provided with a marvellous opportunity to make Pakistan what he has dreamed of, and professed over the past twenty-two years. He is all set to become the 30th Prime Minister of Pakistan. But the premiership …

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A Balance Sheet of the PML-N Government (Editorial June 2018)

A Balance Sheet of the PML-N Government (Editorial June 2018)

After the 2013 general elections, Pakistan witnessed a historic turn of events. With a resounding victory in the polls, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the majority party and formed the government with Mian Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. His swearing-in earned him a unique honour: he became the first person elected as country’s chief executive for …

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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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