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Tasneem Noorani

Sham democracy

Sham democracy

Political parties tend to resist democracy within their own ranks. Published Aug 21, 2017 07:13am
District magistrate

District magistrate

Why is an empowered DC/DM so crucial to the state’s writ? Published Jun 22, 2017 03:49am
CSS decline

CSS decline

Bashing civil servants is a favourite pastime. Updated May 21, 2017 06:52am
A Herculean task

A Herculean task

Is another army operation a sustainable solution? Updated Jun 21, 2017 01:52pm
Fighting extremism

Fighting extremism

Children in madressahs can be easily brainwashed. Published Feb 26, 2017 07:01am
Inexplicable move

Inexplicable move

What was the objective behind reviving the DC’s office? Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm
Fourth Schedule

Fourth Schedule

Neglecting the list reflects misplaced priorities. Published Dec 15, 2016 04:16am
Poor governance

Poor governance

We make policies and then continue with our ad-hoc ways. Published Oct 21, 2015 01:17am
Moribund authority

Moribund authority

Unfortunately, the Nacta experiment is going nowhere. Published Feb 01, 2015 12:27am
Proactive approach

Proactive approach

The antidote for militancy is the police. Published Jan 09, 2015 01:27am
A little respect

A little respect

The bureaucracy is depressed, scared and directionless. Published Jul 11, 2014 12:57am
War of narratives

War of narratives

THE military operation in North Waziristan has raised hopes of getting rid of the militants. In this euphoria, ... Published Jun 27, 2014 01:03am
Militancy thrives

Militancy thrives

THE attack on Karachi airport was something that the government had been trying to postpone through dialogue with ... Published Jun 15, 2014 01:01am

Lost brothers

Bangladesh is ahead of us according to several indicators. Published May 02, 2014 06:22am

Securing Islamabad

THE recent news of the government’s decision to call up the Rangers for law and order duties in Islamabad is... Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:11am

Other actions

EVEN in the best-case scenario of government-Taliban talks succeeding, would the Taliban fighter give up violence to... Published Feb 11, 2014 07:14am

Bureaucrats or courtiers?

UNTIL some years ago, one reason for joining government service rather than the more paying private sector was that... Published Jun 02, 2013 10:49am

The death of governance

THEY say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Supreme Court came down heavily on the Sindh government for giving out-of-turn and shoulder promotions. Published Sep 18, 2012 12:20am

Trade remains static

THE recent visit of parliamentarians from Pakistan to India was a welcome event. Published Sep 07, 2012 12:10am

Reciprocity: the watchword for trade

THINKING that I should know, someone asked me why I thought the Pakistan government has been so prompt and ready to give MFN status to India. Even though I know a few things about this issue, I was stumped. Published Apr 10, 2012 12:20am