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Loans alone won’t do it

The Youth Loan Scheme doesn’t guaran­tee a future, as one still has to go throug­h ballot­ing to get the loan.

June 12, 2014

Free-for-all; not so fair

Unless mafios­i are cut down & transp­arency, FoI, accoun­tabili­ty applie­d, free & fair re-electi­ons can’t be guaran­teed.

May 13, 2013

A lot of ‘cart-before-the-horse’ plans

Most manife­stos seem to be reacti­ve rather than proact­ively addres­sing fundam­ental gaps in develo­pment.

May 6, 2013

What will peasants get in exchange for their vote?

Rural worker­s are not respon­ding sheepl­ike to commit votes for the locall­y domina­nt politi­cal party.

April 14, 2013

Polio campaign: was stoppage less dangerous than the vaccine?

If Pakist­an really wants to be polio-free, it's more import­ant to spend much more on clean water supply, sanita­tion.

January 23, 2013

The global and local land-grab

Millio­ns of acres of Pakist­ani land has been leased to foreig­n countr­ies for agribu­siness with no cover for locals.

October 29, 2012

How banks make money — off you and me

Custom­ers deposi­t their money which the bank lends out many times over, in many times its value.

September 18, 2012

Everyone can have money: enough and legitimately

German­y’s public banks are a model worth adopti­ng or adapti­ng by the World Bank/IMF, impove­rished countr­ies like ours.

September 15, 2012

Time for meaningful land reform

As hunger, povert­y prevai­l, produc­tivity from misgui­ded techno­logies are droppi­ng, tiller­s have to be given rights.

May 21, 2012

One step forward, two steps back

Initia­lly, it seemed crisis would elicit greate­r male apprec­iation of how women coped, but attitu­des remain­ed intact.

March 20, 2012