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Atta-ur-Rahman
Atta-ur-Rahman

The writer is the former chairman of the HEC, and president of the Network of Academies of Science of OIC Countries (NASIC).

  • September 23, 2015

    For a presidential democracy

    In a handwritten note dated July 10, 1947 Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah wrote: “Dangers of Parliamentary Form of Government: 1) Parliamentary...

  • September 09, 2015

    Investing in technology

    Knowledge is now the single most important factor for socio-economic development. Countries that have realised this and invested heavily in...

  • August 26, 2015

    For a knowledge economy

    We live in a world in which innovation drives economies, and universities and research centres are playing a pivotal role in the transformation of...

  • August 12, 2015

    Move towards change

    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....

  • July 29, 2015

    Change in the air

    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...

  • July 08, 2015

    Winds of change

    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...

  • June 24, 2015

    Pakistan: new directions

    The prerequisites for Pakistan to migrate from the present low-value agricultural economy to a knowledge-based economy are: a visionary leadership...