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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Sunday, October 04, 2015
That is Rs8.5 trillion – the estimated amount embezzled over five years of PPP rule. Here’s Dr Robert Klitgaard’s world-famous formula: Discretionary powers minus accountability is equal to corruption (Dr Klitgaard was the president ...
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Legal: On 28 March, 2002, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance was passed. Under the ordinance, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) is the regulator for our oil and gas sector. Our internal LNG ...
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Trias politica is the doctrine of separation of political power. The doctrine of trias politica gave birth to Montesquieu’s tripartite system of “separation of power among a legislature, an executive and a ...
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion GHQ: Over the past two years, Pak Army’s hard power – battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery – hasn’t changed much. Pak Army’s soft power-image, public approval ratings, personal popularity of the ...
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Dr Asim Hussain (Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz), the man and the phenomenon, represents vacuums (vacuum is a ‘space entirely devoid of matter’). A state’s, any state’s, raison d’être is to provide personal and ...
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion The key question is: Who is initiating hostilities – India or Pakistan? Here’s the reported data on major ceasefire violations: In January there were four major violations; one in February, one in April and two ...
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion The Punjab Police: With 180,000 active members this is one of the largest police organisations on the face of the planet. The annual budget of Rs82 billion converts to Rs450,000 per member and amounts to a ...
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Manifesto promises: On March 7, 2013, the PML-N came out with a 104-page election manifesto. Here’s a brief text analysis of the manifesto. The term ‘energy’ appears 42 times; the word ‘agriculture’ 25 times; ...
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion May 11, 2013: A total of 14.8 million voters voted for PML-N candidates; the PML-N bagging nearly 33 percent of the popular votes. The PML-N’s current tally stands at 147 general seats, 35 reserved and 6 ...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Text analysis: In the 237-page report the term ‘fair’ or ‘fairly’ appears 82 times. The term ‘just’ appears 32 times and the term ‘mandate’ 23 times. The PTI’s allegations: One, organised rigging. Two, non-transparent polling. Three, ...
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion 2006: Under the Musharraf government ABN AMRO/Poten & Partners were tasked to undertake a ‘Marine Facilities Assessment’ for an ‘SSGC Integrated LNG Import Project’. The ‘Marine Facilities Assessment’ report ...
Christian heroes of 1965’s war and beyond
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Sep 08, 2015
Time to decide: Quaid-e-Azam or Zia’s Pakistan
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Aug 29, 2015
Architect of new-fangled verse
Uzma Naqvi
Posted : Aug 22, 2015
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and its philosophical undertones
Mazhar Bughio
Posted : Aug 17, 2015