By Aftab Ahmad Khan Inflation, which is a phenomenon with momentous economic, social and political consequences, may be broadly defined as a sustained increase in the general price level. It may, however, be noted that all prices need not rise together. Relative prices may increase at varying levels, but in […]
After the failed decade of “aid development” the World Bank was very vocal about its distributional concerns and to shift from “growth promotion” to pro-poor growth. Nevertheless, the language shift is bigger than the underlying facts. The term “pro-poor growth” is essentially misleading By Dr. Noor Fatima
The way PPP and PMLN have handled, or mishandled, the judges’ issue and the resultant thirty days’ deadline is perhaps the biggest example of political opportunism in Pakistan. PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PMLN Chief Nawaz Sharif met in Murree on March 09, 2007 and signed the famous Bhurban […]
Concerns about proliferation of nuclear weapons to rogue States and their possible use by terrorists, has been increased since September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Since then, the administration has updated the U.S National Security Strategy (NSS) against WMD by declaring that nuclear weapons may be used in response to Chemical […]
By Haider Nizamani FOR the MQM leader Altaf Hussain and Ayesha Siddiqa, ‘feudalism’ is alive and kicking in Pakistan. According to the MQM’s 2008 election manifesto “the prevalent feudal system of (sic) Pakistan is the main obstacle in the progress of the country and the prosperity of the people”.
IF you nurtured a nest of snakes in your backyard, would you be surprised if the snakes slipped through the fence or underneath the doors and bit your neighbours and friends? Apparently, if you were one of this country’s foreign policy mandarins, you would be.
THE primary responsibility of a modern state is the promotion of the welfare of its people in a peaceful atmosphere which is free of fear and coercion and in which the citizens can fully realise their God-given potential.
ISLAMABAD: First batch of 96 Mirador Villas in Emaar’s Canyon View would be ready for handing over to its owners by the end of December 2008.
A mature democracy is a system in which the ruling elites can get away with everything. By implication, an amateur democratic system is where the ruling elites can get away with many things but still remain vulnerable to certain mass uprising
Twenty-five years ago, London casinos were crowded with the newly rich, and were raking in the moolah. But that golden period is certainly over, though I don’t suppose the wrath of God is to be visited upon such dens of inequity anytime soon