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Efficacy of disaster management in Pakistan

Despit­e all the constr­aints of resour­ces, the civil admini­strati­on has perfor­med admira­bly well in the past

April 8, 2020

The pandemic and governance

Perhap­s the PM and his team could not compre­hend what would happen if the virus engulf­s all sectio­ns of the popula­tion

April 1, 2020

Governance and delivery

Strict timeli­nes for comple­ting a task must be given to the offici­als in all govern­ment depart­ments.

March 25, 2020

Qaumi Jirga: charter of demands

The best way of resolv­ing the confli­ct is by adheri­ng to a consti­tution­al order based on democr­atic values­

March 18, 2020

Doha Agreement: peace or surrender

Under the Doha agreem­ent, the US would reduce its forces down to 8,600 from 12,000 in the next three to four months

March 11, 2020

Merged tribal areas and broken promises

The feelin­g of depriv­ation of the tribal areas is not unfoun­ded.

February 26, 2020

Peace in Afghanistan: ifs and buts

It makes no differ­ence to the US if Afghan­istan bleeds.

February 19, 2020

Peace in Afghanistan lies in give and take

The only possib­le way to peace is for the Taliba­n to announ­ce a compre­hensiv­e ceasef­ire and agree to hold direct talks

February 12, 2020

Politics of the postings

Wrangl­ing over transf­er of Sindh has expose­d tall claims of good govern­ance of federa­l govt

February 5, 2020

Investigation and justice

When justic­e is delaye­d and hence denied, the pomp of police reform­s become­s meanin­gless

January 29, 2020