Prime Minister

Prime Minister Elect or Prime Minister Select?

Dr Farid A Malik | After a very impressive speech in the inaugural session of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) referred to Imran Khan as Prime Minister-Select (PM-S) and not ‘elect'(PM-E). PPP like Pakistan...
IMF

A new IMF bailout is not the answer

Dr Farid A Malik | Since the late 1980s, Pakistan has availed 12 IMF bailout packages with disastrous results. Now the 13th is being considered as the external debt has spiralled to $92 billion. To...
Pakistan

The incredible story of Imran Khan

Saad Rasool |  Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Put another way: Prime Minister Imran Khan (just saying that sounds surreal) has assumed the highest office in our land, and...
democracy

The problem with democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Recently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’. Based on his personal interactions, he has highlighted his impressions...
NAB

NAB in the docket – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | Over the past few weeks, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has become a focus of controversy and intrigue (even more so than it has been during its chequered history of two decades)....
barracks

From barracks to barricades – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On August 14, 1947, a new nation was born with Quaid-e-Azam as its Governor-General and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan as the Prime Minister (PM). With almost nothing to start with...
world dominance

Pakistan: A fighting pit for world dominance

Imdad Hussain | The memoirs of decisive end to cold war are not over yet. Soviet Unions' ultimate demise and ascendance of United States to world super power status is merely three decades old story....
bureaucracy

Will the bureaucracy support reform agenda?

Dr. Farid A Malik | On Sept 14, 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan addressed the bureaucracy in Islamabad. For their support in implementing his reforms agenda, he pledged protection. According to Kaptaan, till the...
devolution

Challenges of devolution – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After the passage of the unanimous constitution in 1973, perhaps devolution of power where it belongs is the biggest constitutional challenge faced by the nation. It involves the dismantling of...
Madrassas

Reforming our Madrassas – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | PTI’s 100-day plan is ambitious. It spans areas concerning governance, economy, agriculture, environment, social sector reform, and national security. And, truth be told, no one expects Kaptaan to achieve all of the...
regime

Has PTI kept its promise of reforms?

Asif Haroon Raja | Midway in his second tenure, Nawaz Sharif (NS) was toppled by Gen Musharraf (Mush) in a military coup on October 12, 1999. His team of eleven charted the six-point development agenda...
Kennedy

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Jack Kennedy

Boase Roger | The words ‘hope’ and ‘Pakistan’ do not often appear together. Pakistan, a sprawling nation of 205 million, is hard to govern, even harder to finance, and seething with tribal or religious violence...
political

Time to pluck Pakistan’s political weeds

Dr. Farid A Malik | In order to save democracy ‘political weeds’ have to be culled. While agriculture produces crops to sustain life, ‘political culture’ has only produced weeds in the land of the pure....
Steel mills

Revival of steel mills

Farid A Malik | We, the engineers of the seventies were inspired by the first Steel Mills of Pakistan, inaugurated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) on December 30, 1973. Spread over an area of 18,660...
Devolution

Will devolution make Pakistan stronger?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Devolution is as important as freedom. Unfortunately for us only the seat of power moves while the rulers remain. From Delhi it came to Karachi, and then Islamabad and now after...
Jinnah's

The end of Jinnah’s Pakistan?

Saad Rasool | In a deeply saddening turn of events, Dr. Atif Mian, an economist of Princeton University, was forced to resign from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), constituted to address the unprecedented economic challenges...
Cecil Chaudhry

A Tribute to (Guppoo) Cecil Chaudhry :An Officer and a Gentleman!

This is a Pakpotpourri Exclusive A humane and personal account Of Cecil Chaudhry-the man! By:Group Captain Ali Kazim(R) (Awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat in 1965 war) Cecil Chaudhry, or Guppoo(for his treasure of anecdotes that never exhausted) as he was known...
USA

Regional powers trying to woo Pakistani prime minister

James M. Dorsey | An offer by a Saudi-backed bank to lend financially strapped Pakistan US$4 billion is likely intended to bolster Saudi influence when former international cricket player Imran Khan is sworn in in the coming...
corruption

Target is corruption

Dr. Farid A Malik | Shahbaz Sharif is right — we have gone back by thirty years and the era of corruption started by the third Khaki dictator is finally over. The ‘Sharif Political Monster’...
agriculture

Agriculture Development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ARDC) of PTI together with Dr. Muhammad Shafique the...
US

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – and subsequently circulated by IRNA –...
CPEC

Will CPEC bear its economic fruits as promised?

News Desk| The lack of formal government is leading to a downfall in the CPEC project. Recent updates on the revolutionary projects demonstrated by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), show signs of undergoing a crisis. A...
Elections

Elections 1977 and 2018: A comparison

Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA, my father the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Gold Medallist ensured that my name...
NayaPakistan

Imran Khan: An Incredible Story

Saad Rasool | Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Put another way: Prime Minister Imran Khan (just saying that sounds surreal) assumed the highest office in our land, and...

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