Celebrating 75 years of Independence, it is way past time for denizens of Pakistan – nay, stakeholders of the country – to take stalk of the debilitating state of the development sector that has led to where we as a state, nation and an economy stand. Nonetheless, the right time is any time that one […] The post Re-imagining Pakistan’s Development Sector appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Pakistan’s lingering intra-elite conflict is entering a decisive but dangerous phase. It may destruct our fragile parliamentary democracy, power centres and administrative structures. The intra-elite conflict may be described as artificial, since Pakistan’s political elite is neither fighting a class war nor disputing ideology. Clearly, the elite share common social and economic class interests. Take […] The post It’s All About The Intra-Elite Conflict – But What For? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In his masterpiece, And the Mountains Echoed, Khalid Hosseini writes that quite often the rope that is supposed to pull you out from the flood ends up becoming the very noose around your neck. When on October 27, 1958, General Muhammad Ayub Khan decided to rid the country of Iskander Mirza’s uninspiring leadership, trumpets were […] The post The Noose Around Our Democracy appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.