Anjum Altaf

Pro-people policies

It is only when most people are healthy that curative care can function. Published May 15, 2016 06:38am

To privatise or not

Some of the most efficient utilities are operated by SOEs. Published Mar 27, 2016 07:23am

Language functions

The language debate must be an inclusive one. Published Mar 13, 2016 06:40am

Two conversations

Preference for a strongman brooking no nonsense is deeply embedded. Published Apr 19, 2015 07:41am

Electoral choices

The democratic system is premised on sets of poll rules. Published Mar 18, 2015 01:34am

Megacity narratives

Size is irrelevant to the management of cities. Published Mar 01, 2015 06:58am

Single-point agenda

Without giving up their local goals, CSOs can exercise collective influence. Published Feb 15, 2015 07:15am

Helping labour

Activism is needed to advance labour’s cause. Published Jan 23, 2015 01:15am

Where will change come from?

TO want new things in old ways is to consign oneself to despair, frustration, anger and impotence. That at least ... Published Sep 17, 2013 07:04am

Urbanisation: the big picture

ANYONE wanting to understand urbanisation needs to get past two major misunderstandings. First, urbanisation is ... Updated Sep 03, 2013 07:39am

What governments do and why

A SEMINAL book of the 20th century, at least for academics, was An Economic Theory of Democracy, published in 1957.... Published Aug 27, 2013 07:48am

Who should provide social services?

IT is remarkable that the governments of Pakistan and India have not been able to ensure essential social services... Updated Aug 18, 2013 02:47am

Wanted: a real people’s party

IT would be hard to find citizens in Pakistan or India who believe their governments really care for the people. ... Updated Jul 30, 2013 06:46am

Curious case of Hyderabad

PESHAWAR is by no means the busiest airport in the world but compared to Hyderabad it is a monster Published Jul 16, 2013 07:38am

Is more money good news?

ALL provinces have increased their budgetary allocations for education and as an educationist I am expected to be... Published Jul 08, 2013 04:54am