Author Archives: PakistanToday

Time to re-organise

As regards the civilian rulers, the less said the better. But unfortunately, Gen Zia-ul-Haq and Gen Pervez Musharraf have left behind the legacies which seem difficult to overcome. The armed forces have

Facilities required

Under the administration of CDA, a weekly bazaar is established here in sector H, (opposite G-9/3 Sector) Islamabad for three days ie, Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. These weekly bazaars facilitate hundreds of

State of security

The six man siege at the PNS Mehran has finally ended while there are other reports of what are liable to be referred to as ‘minor’ incidents of terrorism and lawlessness in


The Pakistani economy doesn’t represent anything if not potential. And this is not just talking about potential business opportunities or even the untapped potential of our large human capital base. Even in

Ladies only?

Harassment of women in public transport is widely reported with 92 percent of women interviewed for a research conducted by Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO) reporting that they would prefer to

On quitting smoking

Smoking is an addiction and one of the most preventable causes of premature death in the Pakistan. Smoking cigarettes exposes the smoker to over 4,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. Smoking

Of two bureaucracies

Under normal circumstances, the military and civil bureaucracies are two different and independent organisations. Their respective responsibilities are well defined which seldom overlap. Military’s sole task is to defend the sovereignty, integrity

Safety concerns

A nation that learns lessons from mistakes committed in the past live to develop and provide welfare and security to their citizens. The British built cantonments near major cities and towns so

On a roll

Finance minister Hafeez Shaikh had a PR tour de force the other day at the pre-budget seminar organised by this paper. There is nothing the commentariat hates more than a government official