Omer Javed

Efficiency and Equity

The evidence does not support policy prescriptions Mainstream economics has since long– both in academic tradition and as a source of policy formulation– tried to identify inequality as a natural consequence of

Pakistan Day Parade

Desiring peace, but ready to drive back aggression   The participation of air force and army units from a number of friendly countries in Pakistan Day parade conveyed the message that Pakistan’s

Wajid Shamsul Hasan

Begum Bhutto remembered

A 90th-birthday tribute Pakistani politics— an exclusively man’s world— is outrageously discriminatory against women. Pakistan’s founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah  had time and again warned the nation that without women standing shoulder

Presuming guilt

NAB interrogations going too far? The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has come under the glare of the Supreme Court in two recent decisions. The first is the suo motu notice taken of

College killing

All society needs tolerance, not just academia The brutal stabbing of the head of the English department of the Government SE College Bahwalpur is a tragedy. The murder of Prof Shahid Hameed

Appearing before NAB

The government is responsible for keeping the peace The appearance of ex-President and PPP co-Chairman Asif Zardari and PPP co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari before the NAB Combined Investigation Team in Rawalpindi should

Pak-China strategic dialogue

The importance of bilateral ties The close friendship between China and Pakistan is firmly rooted in the convergence of the two countries’ strategic interests. The relationship has both deepened and widened with