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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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 ...
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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 ...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Scenario number 1: The PML-N will complete its mandated tenure. A total of 14.8 million voters voted for the PML-N and the party now has 149 general, 35 reserved and 6 minority seats. That’s a total of 190 in a ...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion Are the generals at war with the PML-N? To be certain, the ‘highest form of generalship is to conquer by strategy, without resorting to war’. What do the generals want? At the very top of their agenda is ...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Capital suggestion January 18, 1937: Punjab Legislative Election. The Muslim League led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the National Unionist Party led by Sir Sikandar Hyat Khan. Poling began and continued for ten days. Jatts, Rajputs ...
Time to rollback the curse of VIP culture
Kashif Hasan Syed
Posted : Sep 25, 2014
Media Amidst Crossfire
Aizaz Imtiaz
Posted : Sep 08, 2014
The Real Revolution
Syed Sarosh Mahdi
Posted : Sep 06, 2014
You have let us down, Mr Khan!

Posted : Aug 17, 2014