By Syed Talat Hussain
Pakistan’s political progress can be likened to a rocking chair: moves much but doesn’t go anywhere. Most explanations of this state of perpetual stagnation centre on leadership. The popular, and to a great extent correct, belief is that leaders, both military and civilians, have brought the country to this . . . → Read More: Exposed but shameless politicians
The country’s security czar has made it clear to the Sindh government that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will continue its crackdown against corrupt officials throughout the country.
On Monday, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had contacted Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressing concerns over the federal government’s recent decision to allow . . . → Read More: FIA crackdown continues despite political concerns
(By Mumtaz Piracha)Can any Pakistani honestly imagine Pakistan holding together without its army? I do not know of any who answers this question in the affirmative, and the implications of this are devastating i.e that every major institution of the country is non-functional, and but for the discipline and cohesion in our army, we would . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Dilemma
Thomas R. Pickering Working Group Chair The Century Foundation Press • New York
The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan
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Audit has pointed out massive corruption of Rs 42 billion in the accounts of ministry of Railways, during the first year of Nawaz Sharif regime.
As per audit report, minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq and secretary railways have not registered a case against the corrupt officers of railways, even after they were identified in . . . → Read More: Pakistan Railways continues to decay
This is not easily done. To even begin serious work on this project you first have to be a Prime Minister with a solid mandate. Then you need to have the covert support of a world power that is vested in this design. And lastly you have to be a very dedicated, hardworking individual, not . . . → Read More: How best to destroy Pakistan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) firebrand leader Javaid Hashmi says handing over Islamabad to army ahead of PTI’s ‘million march’ betrays how scared the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is of its unceremonious end down the line, Samaa reported.
“Deploying army in the federal capital is a shameful undemocratic move on the part . . . → Read More: Government’s move to put army against the people
By Sarah Eleazar
It’s one thing when an international organisation decides that Pakistan ranks among countries with the most gaping ruler-people trust deficit; it’s another when Pakistanis across the board write off their government and bureaucracy for being inherently corrupt. The 18th Amendment aimed to set a lot of undemocratic wrongs right. The . . . → Read More: Punjab Right To Information Act: Making Info A Perilous Choice