Forgotten priorities

What should have been done Successive governments have remained focused on matters of immediate concern with the result that they have had scarce time to ponder over the country’s priorities. This amounts

Going round in circles

Still no end to the dharnas   An inconvenient stalemate has gripped the government-dharna confrontation. Clearly the protests have outlasted even the most liberal estimates. PTI leaders may posture confidently about the

Remember the IDPs

Someone will have to take responsibility   Disturbing reports about IDPs in Bannu clashing with the police and threatening a protest sit-in outside parliament are cause for concern and should be looked

White Lies

Contrary to public opinion, and PIA suspending two employees, it turns out that the national carrier was really not to blame for people chucking a sitting MNA and former interior minister out

The reform agenda

Where to start, though, and how to go about it?   With archaic rules and inefficient public service delivery, the government of Pakistan could well do with a host of sweeping reforms.

The joint resolve

The Joint Session of the Parliament has passed a joint resolution in support of democracy and in favour of supremacy of the constitution. The resolution reiterated the commitment of the parliamentarians to

Reunited Kingdom

And lessons in it for Pakistan   After the 1995 Quebec referendum, Scotland has gone through the same process indicating that separatist tendencies are not confined to the developing countries alone but