Dr Niaz Murtaza

Privatisation blues

We lack a written strategy which takes stock of past issues. Updated Feb 02, 2016 08:32am

Beyond capitalism?

Intrusion of markets in all spheres is capitalism’s essence. Published Jan 19, 2016 01:30am

Corruption matters

Global experiences show that corruption reduces glacially. Published Jan 13, 2016 07:18am

Poor-led progress

IMF reforms have failed even on mainstream economic criteria. Published Dec 28, 2015 07:19am

How we compare

The research here may upset ‘patriotic’ Pakistanis. Published Dec 06, 2015 01:15am

Terror sans borders

A Plan B is needed if talk efforts with the Afghan Taliban fail again. Published Nov 22, 2015 02:20am

Sharif politics

Like the Bushes, the Sharifs lack the ‘vision thing’ or strong ideology. Published Nov 10, 2015 07:12am

Forward to the past

Terrorism is seen as the result of using religion politically. Published Oct 29, 2015 01:19am

Is this democracy?

Dictatorships have always left Pakistan in worse shape. Published Oct 11, 2015 01:45am

A surging Pakistan?

Rosy reviews about the country must be assessed dispassionately. Updated Oct 01, 2015 12:48pm

A lucky Pakistan

Partition has paid off economically. Published Sep 13, 2015 01:12am

A post-Zia Pakistan?

The state is not going far enough to dismantle Zia’s legacy. Published Aug 16, 2015 05:58am

Political chessboard

Tensions have increased between northern and southern elites. Published Jul 28, 2015 06:11am

Soft coups

Mission creep is evident in Sindh. Published Jul 07, 2015 06:31am

Demonising NGOs

It is the fear of NGOs revealing HR abuses that leads to bans. Published Jun 21, 2015 07:00am

Egalitarian societies

There is a vicious circular relationship between societal inegalitarianism and bad governance. Published Jun 01, 2015 04:36am

A flailed state

One would expect Pakistan to squirm, blink and be responsive. Updated May 17, 2015 10:11am

Logical thinking

The most common fallacy in politics is argumentum ad hominem: evading the topic by personally attacking opponents. Updated May 03, 2015 11:55am

Poll system reform

The PR electoral system has its drawbacks. Updated Apr 16, 2015 03:20am

Ideological states

We have yet to define our creed clearly. Published Apr 02, 2015 01:33am