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Anjum Altaf

The problem with land grants

It is reasonable to ask for a transparent disclosure of the rules applicable to land grants. Published Feb 14, 2017 02:07am

The begging bowl

Why is no one willing to change a broken development model? Published Jan 25, 2017 12:50pm

CPEC: lessons from history

What came of all the colonial-era investment and what economic transformations did it sustain? Updated Jan 17, 2017 10:23am

The death of classical music

One can say that classical music is dead in Pakistan because the art form is not part of the sensibility of a new Updated Jan 17, 2017 02:54am

Inherent bias

The CSS exam screens for a particular type of candidate. Updated Jan 17, 2017 02:54am

CSS danger alert

Civil service exams are not testing for intelligence. Published Dec 20, 2016 02:21am

Education and politics

Whoever controls what students believe and how they think controls the future. Published Dec 10, 2016 03:02am

Democracy’s woes

A review of the rules underpinning the poll process is needed. Published Jun 26, 2016 04:09am

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