We lack a written strategy which takes stock of past issues.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Intrusion of markets in all spheres is capitalism’s essence.
Global experiences show that corruption reduces glacially.
IMF reforms have failed even on mainstream economic criteria.
The research here may upset ‘patriotic’ Pakistanis.
A Plan B is needed if talk efforts with the Afghan Taliban fail again.
Like the Bushes, the Sharifs lack the ‘vision thing’ or strong ideology.
Terrorism is seen as the result of using religion politically.
Dictatorships have always left Pakistan in worse shape.
Rosy reviews about the country must be assessed dispassionately.
Partition has paid off economically.
The state is not going far enough to dismantle Zia’s legacy.
Tensions have increased between northern and southern elites.
Mission creep is evident in Sindh.
It is the fear of NGOs revealing HR abuses that leads to bans.
There is a vicious circular relationship between societal inegalitarianism and bad governance.
One would expect Pakistan to squirm, blink and be responsive.
The most common fallacy in politics is argumentum ad hominem: evading the topic by personally attacking opponents.
The PR electoral system has its drawbacks.
We have yet to define our creed clearly.