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Good governance

If the government really wants good governance in the country it will have to restore the powers which the Deputy Commissioners enjoyed before 1973.Drastic reforms need to be introduced in the rules pertaining to the civil service. Political interference at all levels will have to be stopped in the work …

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Renewed terrorism

The terrorists are again raising their ugly head in some parts of the country which proves, if any proof is required, that India continues to use Afghanistan’s soil for masterminding its subversive activities inside Pakistan. Balochistan and former FATA are the worst sufferers on this count because of their close …

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FM’s bold stance over Kashmir

It seems that Saudi monarch has taken exception to the recent strongly worded statement of our Foreign Minister about the apathy of the OIC over the barbaric treatment being meted out to the Kashmiris by the Indian government. The FM deserves plaudits for calling a spade a spade .The criticism …

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Death of a good writer

The death of Indian writer Saadia Delhvi the other day reminded me of the famous Monthly literary and film magazine that once used to be published from Delhi for a long time till it closed in 1987. Its name was Shama. It had a wide readership and it used to …

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Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement

The PM says his efforts aimed at rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia initiated by him at the suggestion of Washington continue though progress in the negotiations over them is rather slow. While one must appreciate the PM’s interest in seeing the gulf of misunderstanding between these two Muslim countries …

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Inefficient civic bodies

Floods hit us almost every year due to heavy rains in the Monsoon season when the water drains already choked by various blockages overflow destroying not only houses built inside the natural waterways illegally by the people or due to accumulated solid waste which the people bin in them .In …

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Secret information

Intelligence agencies of almost every country can go to any extent and use every foul method to gather secret information as to what is going on in the corridors of power of the countries they are spying on .More often than not, they do this job through beautiful women who …

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Tighter control over Pak-Afghan border

Pakistan is, perhaps, the only country in the world in which the Afghan nationals have been entering with rare abandon since 1947.The greatest beneficiary of this lax control on Pak-Afghan border has been India which has been sending terrorists through Pak-Afghan border, courtesy the Afghan rulers. Granted that the same …

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Good governance – still a far cry

Every year in summer, particularly, when Monsoon lashes at Karachi its streets and roads turn into veritable ponds and canals for days together. This year too is no exception. Both the local PPP leadership and the MQM who rules the roost in the KMC must share the blame equally for …

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Political chaos

The problem with the prime minister is that temperamentally he is favourably disposed to the presidential form of government and wants to run the show as president, whereas, he has come into power in a system of government which is parliamentary in essence. The unelected persons, including those with dual …

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