Thu February 11, 2016
Jamadi ul Awwal 02, 1437 A.H.
Invest in education
February 10, 2016
The four pillars of progress are: high quality education; science & Technology; innovation and entrepreneurship; and a governance system that...
Give me technocracy
January 06, 2016
The root cause of Pakistan’s problems is ‘feudocracy’, a defective system of governance dominated by feudal landlords that fosters corruption....
Pakistan’s future: innovation
November 25, 2015
In this knowledge-driven world, only countries that invest in their real wealth – their children – can progress. Others are relegated to the...
An exciting new frontier
November 11, 2015
What is nanotechnology? It is the study and use of materials of very tiny dimensions – dimensions at the scale of a billionth of a meter –...
The crime of energy
October 28, 2015
The global energy scenario is undergoing profound changes on several accounts. First, the oil prices have dropped, making it relatively uneconomical...
Imperatives for development
October 14, 2015
In this new world order, science, technology and innovation are the key drivers for socio-economic development. The world has become divided into...
For a presidential democracy
September 23, 2015
In a handwritten note dated July 10, 1947 Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah wrote: “Dangers of Parliamentary Form of Government: 1) Parliamentary...
Investing in technology
September 09, 2015
Knowledge is now the single most important factor for socio-economic development. Countries that have realised this and invested heavily in...
For a knowledge economy
August 26, 2015
We live in a world in which innovation drives economies, and universities and research centres are playing a pivotal role in the transformation of...
Move towards change
August 12, 2015
The government would have us believe that the country is doing very well economically because it has over $18 billion of reserves. This is nonsense....
Change in the air
July 29, 2015
In the previous article I discussed how a fresh breeze of change is promising to clean the landscape of Pakistan from corruption and to finally...
Winds of change
July 08, 2015
Winds of change are now blowing across the landscape of Pakistan. The corrupt are being caught by the forces led by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of...
Pakistan: new directions
June 24, 2015
The prerequisites for Pakistan to migrate from the present low-value agricultural economy to a knowledge-based economy are: (1) a visionary...
Budget: lack of vision
June 10, 2015
Pakistan can embark on the road to developing a strong knowledge-based economy only if we have a visionary leadership that truly understands and...
Budget: a radical change
May 27, 2015
How is it that a country that has a population about a quarter that of Karachi and virtually no natural resources has per capita income that is...
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