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M Saeed Khalid
M Saeed Khalid

  • April 21, 2022

    Democratic disorder

    On day four of leaving the PM’s Office, Imran Khan was working a massive rally of his supporters in Peshawar, riling them up against America and...

  • February 04, 2022

    Diplomatic footprints

    Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were marked by more downs than ups in Pak-US relations. The year 2011, in particular, saw the lowest...

  • December 22, 2021

    State of inertia

    While Bangladesh was celebrating 50 years of independence, I became more conscious of its relics in Islamabad, not difficult to spot if you are...

  • May 25, 2021

    The paradox of the Superior Services

    It is that time of the year when around two hundred ambitious young men and women, as well as their families, celebrate their success in the Central...

  • January 09, 2021

    Goodbye, Brussels

    The British managed to say adios to the Brussels leviathan known as the European Union and the multi-layered bureaucracy that runs it, just in time...

  • October 18, 2020

    Dr Ishrat’s reform package

    The country's civil service structure is finally undergoing some changes and you can get a measure of their significance while staying safely at...

  • September 24, 2020

    Reform now

    There are mixed signals about the direction our state and society appear to be taking. Both have scored a victory in limiting the ravages of...

  • August 13, 2020

    What Mufti saw

    Masud Mufti, writer, thinker and administrator was among those teenagers who marched in the streets of Lahore for the creation of Pakistan. He...

  • June 25, 2020

    The year of corona

    The Chinese new year predates the Christ Era calendar by nearly 2700 years. To be precise, the Chinese new year 4718 began on January 25, 2020 and...

  • May 20, 2020

    Service reforms

    Adviser for Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Husain has at last lifted the curtain from his much-awaited reform package for the country's civil...