Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Military ties between the two strategic partners, Pakistan and China are on the rise. Both countries are extending military cooperation in so many diversified fields of human resource management, training, joint… Read More »Pakistan-China’s Emerging Military Ties
Dr. Zarqa Taimur
One must wonder at the unprecedented women’s membership of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI). Of course, it goes without saying that they are there because they have faith in Imran Khan’s vision, in his sincerity and commitment towards the cause of a ‘Naya’ Pakistan, and contributions in the fields of healthcare, education and the social uplift of the country.
But look a little deeper at the demographics, the educational and economic background of these women (both young and old), and an interesting pattern emerges. It turns out that urban women outnumber the men, by a greater number than any other political party has ever seen. Most are highly educated and high achievers in their own spheres of activity.
Interestingly, most have no background in politics and joined the party with rich life experiences but little knowledge of dealing with the games played in political set ups. (Of course, a background in dealing with in laws and joint family systems gives them an edge over the men here!)Read More »PTI’s women
By Dr. Muhammad Yaqub
The PML-N government proclaimed, in the words of its finance minister in his first budget speech on June 12, 2013, that it “is inheriting a broken economy” requiring a “comprehensive agenda of reforms” for its turn around. In the same speech, he also made a “declaration of our intent to fulfil all promises that we made to the nation” during the election.
The PML-N promised to break the begging and borrowing bowl and achieve self-reliance, and improve rates of investment and growth and create employment opportunities. Assurances were given that a clean and lean government would be run, and the palatial prime minister house and similar other lavish official residencies would not be used – to save taxpayers’ money and set personal examples of austere living. It was promised loadshedding would be managed better, laws obeyed universally, accountability enforced vigorously and all key appointments made on strict merit to ensure good governance.Read More »Performance vs promises