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Syed Saadat

Not the high road

Not the high road

Crude attempts at acquiring vehicles must be stopped. Published Nov 14, 2017 07:19am
All but democracy

All but democracy

The ‘power chain’ is just like the food chain. Published Aug 20, 2017 07:51am
Yours obediently

Yours obediently

Civil servants are trained to be servile. Updated May 12, 2017 03:32am
A home truth

A home truth

For many civil servants, a retirement home is a pipe dream. Published Mar 17, 2017 02:44am
Biased system

Biased system

Would they have qualified had they not been blind? Published Jan 19, 2017 03:30am
Engineers sans logic

Engineers sans logic

The engineering council is beset with problems. Published Nov 13, 2016 03:00am
The bitter truth

The bitter truth

Mediocrity is most welcome in this country. Published Oct 27, 2016 03:32am
Belling the cat

Belling the cat

Can deserving civil servants survive such a system? Published Aug 31, 2016 01:28am
‘I have a dream’

‘I have a dream’

Hopes of serving the public are soon lost amidst musty files. Published Jun 12, 2016 02:04am
Perversion of law

Perversion of law

If action is not ‘politically correct’, the state will not stand by you. Published May 17, 2016 12:40pm
Why wait and see?

Why wait and see?

Diplomacy is all about thinking on one’s feet. Published Apr 19, 2016 01:49am
Life goes on

Life goes on

Quality human resource is abandoning the civil service as well as the country. Published Apr 05, 2016 01:47am
Ineptitude in CSS

Ineptitude in CSS

Meritocracy is not about setting the wrong criteria. Published Feb 24, 2016 06:53am
‘Might is right’

‘Might is right’

Our state institutions’ sense of entitlement is on full display. Published Feb 10, 2016 01:08am
Bad incentives

Bad incentives

Plea bargain and voluntary return do not end corruption. Published Jan 21, 2016 12:47pm
The way forward

The way forward

Technology can help abolish the VIP culture. Published Jan 05, 2016 03:58am
Democratic oligarchy

Democratic oligarchy

Is it justified to put a publicly elected government under a civil servant? Published Dec 03, 2015 01:15am
Of men & machines

Of men & machines

We must invest in human resource without any prejudice. Published Nov 05, 2015 02:43am
The lost city

The lost city

Illegal housing societies are devouring the Margalla hills. Published Oct 14, 2015 01:30am