Pakistan has embarked on an ambitious plan to privatize SOEs characterized by below par performance. The national flag carrier, PIA is just one of the 31 public enterprises that it aims to privatize. The issue is currently being debated on various media forums. While proponents of privatization argue that it is the best available option . . . → Read More: Don’t trash the idea of privatization
This is a true narration of facts. I went to the PIA website to make reservations for a flight from London to Lahore. The website indicated that only two seats were available in Business Class on the flight. I quickly asked my travel agent to make the reservations. He did so. Once the flight departed . . . → Read More: PIA and Airports
By Kalbe Ali
The central bank has reported to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that former defence minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar had obtained loans worth more than Rs4.6 billion from banks in the name of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
But it appears that SBP has ignored the fact that the PIA is under the defence . . . → Read More: Chd Mukhtar’s Rs4.6 billion loan in PIA’s name exposed
Is third time really a charm in Pakistani politics?
Democracy has been a tough challenge for Pakistan. In its 65 years of history, the democratic process has been hijacked four times by military coups. When elected governments did manage to acquire power, they failed to complete their term. This time was different. This time a . . . → Read More: Gauging PPP’s 5 year performance
The Bhoja air crash was yet another crash in Pakistan’s history. Yet again we saw the deaths of innocent lives. Yet again we saw looting at the site of the crash. Yet again we saw politicians making this an opportunity to point fingers to the CAA, the airline, the government and their political rivals. But . . . → Read More: Fasten your seatbelts
Surveys by various agencies continue to strengthen the perception that Pakistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The Transparency International Pakistan that has been conducting detailed exercises since 2002, has concluded in its latest National Corruption Perception Survey 2011 that land administration and police are the two most corrupt departments in . . . → Read More: Surveys show Pakistan to be one of the most corrupt nations in the world
Land and property and police remained the two most corrupt departments of the country in year 2011, while education and military remained the two least corrupt departments during the said year, the National Corruption Perception Survey 2011 announced by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) revealed on Wednesday.
. . . → Read More: Pakistan’s most Corrupt Departments this year