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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Capital suggestion
Democracy is about three things: elections, accountability and a responsive government. We have had ten elections over the past 44 years but our democracy lacks accountability and has failed to produce a ...
 
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion June 15, October 12: One, Operation Zarb-e-Azb has managed to break the back of terrorists and their sponsors. Two, more and more evidence is piling up that the Indian model of economic development is failing. ...
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Pakistan’s elite democracy is about two things: exclusionary politics and extractionery institutions. Here are the facts behind exclusionary politics: Fact 1: There are 27 million families in Pakistan and of the ...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Purana Pakistan has six characteristics. One, elected leaders treat state assets as their personal estates. Two, elected leaders mutate civil servants into their personal serfs. Three, taxes are collected and ...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion There is a clear-cut distinction between floods and destruction caused by floods – floods are God-given but destruction caused by floods is man-made (therefore avoidable). Loss of life because of floods is ...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion We need more democracy, not less. Democracy is about three things: elections, accountability and responsiveness. Pakistani democracy has elections but our democracy is completely devoid of both accountability ...
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Lesson number 1: Elections in 1970, 1977, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2013 have established a solid trend: our electoral system has failed to deliver. National agenda: Re-engineering of the electoral system in order ...
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Pakistan is going nowhere without reforms – electoral, economic, judicial, civil service and land. To begin with, electoral and economic reforms ought to be at the top of all priorities. We need electoral ...
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Why do nations fail? Answer: leaders of failing nations have three characteristics – greed, selfishness and ignorance of history (the original work in this field was done by Daron Acemoglu of MIT and James ...
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion I pray that our politicians do not push ‘dangerous events to the brink of disaster’. And I pray that our politicians resolve their political disputes without the military’s intervention. The long marches have so ...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Of the fifty-two playing cards in the deck, our politicians have handed over four aces to the GHQ. The generals will now play those aces in the best interest of the GHQ or what the GHQ considers the best ...
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