SOME argue that corruption, seen as ‘speed money’, ‘price of information’, or ‘kickbacks’, is not a big issue in any economy/ society. It is seen as the ‘grease’ that makes a system work. What is not taken into account in such narratives are the broader issues invoked when those who have been entrusted with a . . . → Read More: Corruption becoming a system
Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution
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By Enum Naseer
Feelings of doom and gloom continue to overshadow Pakistan’s success with democracy. With the country just days away from its moment of truth- the elections, enthusiastic political advertisements continue to consume much of the space on print, electronic and social media to promise peace and prosperity. Yet, the economy of Pakistan stands . . . → Read More: Mirage Revisited
Much is happening in Pakistan—not all of it is good. While a lot is said and written about all that is wrong the good – little as it is – is mostly ignored.
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For all the grim news about the economy and jobs over the last few years, one indicator of the quality of life in the United States has stubbornly continued to improve. The latest Federal Bureau of Investigation data suggests crime rates went on falling through the first half of 2011, recession be damned. In 1991, . . . → Read More: Are violent movies the cure for real life bloodshed?
Just last year, Transparency International rated Pakistan as the 34th most corrupt nation in the world. Corruption has spread like a wild fire across the country consuming all public and private sectors. Recently, a corruption case against Nawaz Sharif was dismissed where it was alleged that he allotted land to his friends. Supreme Court asked . . . → Read More: State Owned Enterprises: Can we pull them out of the black hole?