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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Capital suggestion
The PPP must reinvent itself. In 1977, the PPP bagged 60 percent of the popular votes and in 2013 the same had fallen to 15 percent. What a steep drop in less than 40 years! For the record, in 2013, according to ...
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Sunday, December 07, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion As of yesterday, Pakistan’s population stood at 186 million. As of today, there are 30 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) licensed under various power polices. In 1997, National Electric Power Regulatory ...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
The only political force that can bring down the PML-N government is the PML-N. The PTI has goals but no strategy to achieve them. The PTI’s game-plan of bringing down the government is all about the PML-N committing a blunder, a big ...
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion On April 4, 1996, Mullah Mohammed Omar Mujahid declared himself Amir-ul-Momineen or Commander of the Faithful. Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda, had personally sworn oath of ...
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion This semester’s political theatre has three main actors: political parties, the GHQ and the Supreme Court (SC). At the beginning of the semester, the GHQ had three subjects on its capture-list: institutional ...
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion For the media, good news is not news. To be certain, every coin has two sides and every cloud has a silver lining. Yes, the economy is cloudy, murky and muddy but here’s the silver lining: One: Budget deficit, ...
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion In November 2013, General Raheel Sharif became the 15th chief of army staff. In November 2013, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar announced that the former president Pervez Musharraf would be tried under Article ...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Sir, democracy is not under any sort of threat and neither is your government. Your government is secure and so is democracy. Yes, your style of governance is under attack and the real origin of that attack ...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
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 ...
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 ...
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