Author Archives: Dr Faisal Bari


Dr Faisal Bari

Changing weather patterns

Too important to ignore for an agriculture-driven economy, like ours For the last 4-5 years Pakistan has been seeing significant changes in weather almost every year and in every season. The rains


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Education and careers

Will private education really be the panacea that is being talked about? Majid, in his late 40s, has two kids in school going age. He works as an administrative coordinator in an


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Policy debates

The first thing needed to grow up politically The good thing is that PTI has announced its key policy areas of concern and key policy interventions in the public and well in


Dr Faisal Bari

Teacher career paths?

Mired in a multitude of problems Teachers in low-fee private sector are sometimes paid a salary as low as Rs 1,000 or Rs 1,200 a month. This is not only true of


Dr Faisal Bari

Suicide at 14?

Where should the responsibility lie? There were small reports, barely noticeable, on the city pages of a couple of national dailies a few days back. And almost no follow up since. Tanvir,


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Systems and flaws

Institutional design for deepening democracy A recent article in a national daily talked of making voting compulsory in Pakistan, as one way of deepening democracy and ensuring participation in the democratic process.


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Our labour market

The efficiency and equity factors Quite a few journalist friends mention, almost casually, and far too often, that they or some fellow journalists, often full time employees of spected media houses, have


Dr Faisal Bari

Negotiating better

The YDA-government faceoff could’ve/should’ve been avoided Young Doctors have been on a strike for almost two weeks now and many outpatient wings of public hospitals have not been functional or fully functional.


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Post-budget blues

What a non-event the budget has become now. Till a few decades back, people would wait for it knowing that it could have major impact on their economic well-being. It was also


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The Deep State

Grand narrative and its perpetuation There is a grand narrative of Pakistan that the ‘deep state’ has constructed over the last 65 odd years. It is a narrative that is nationalistic but


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Market matters

They have the power to shape our society Should apples be sold for a price in a market? Most of us would say yes and would also think it is a silly

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