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Tasneem Noorani

CSS decline

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

A Herculean task

Is another army operation a sustainable solution? Published Mar 21, 2017 06:38am

Fighting extremism

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

Inexplicable move

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

Fourth Schedule

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

Poor governance

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

Moribund authority

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

Proactive approach

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

A little respect

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

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

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

Why raise private armies?

IT seems that we have failed to learn anything from our past which includes botched strategies of helping the ... Published Nov 02, 2008 12:00am

Who`s minding the nation`s morale?

WE are at war, whether we admit it or not. We are at war physically, economically and politically. There was the ... Published Oct 12, 2008 12:00am