October 13, 2020

Clearing the clogged nullahs

  Clearing the clogged nullahs   Most Pakistani institutions, Commissions and Authorities have been rendered increasingly dysfunctional by years of politicization, colonial bureaucracy and sustained incompetence.   […]
October 1, 2020

Simplifying tax payment

When governments make promises, they often are intended to either appease or fool the public. A “one page simplified Tax Return Form”, is one of many […]
October 1, 2020

Reactive vs. Proactive

The decision to establish a single national Emergency Helpline is absolutely welcome.  Much delayed and  arriving in the wake of the Lahore Motorway rape case,  one […]
October 1, 2020

Protecting the Rights of Children?

Seven months back , having warmly welcomed the notification of National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC), one assumed that here was an outstanding opportunity […]
September 24, 2020

Could this have been avoided?

On the night of 21st September, two men traveling in a Vigo, kidnapped a 22 year old woman from outside a Clifton Mall, took her to […]
September 17, 2020

A state neglecting its own children

  Pakistan continues to suffer from mounting cases of abuse, kidnapping, rape, and killing of women and children. There is no end in sight.  May it […]
September 16, 2020

Two steps that could change Pakistan

Two steps that could change Pakistan. The heart-rending events of torture, rape and murder experienced by women and children in the last few weeks have scorched […]
September 8, 2020

Let me breathe

This is absolutely amazing. Another 1000 contracted janitors, being paid illegal wages of Rs.13000 pm can ‘begin to breathe’ a bit more easily. The latest is […]
September 5, 2020

H2O – the ultimate leveler

H2O – the ultimate leveler. Connected with covalent bonds of one Oxygen and two Hydrogen atoms, I am a typically colorless, tasteless, odorless and harmless fluid. […]
September 5, 2020

Religious discrimination

Mr. Murad Ali Shah                                             […]
September 4, 2020

A question of 70 crores

Cantonment Executive Officer, Cantonment Board Clifton CC-38, Street No.13, Kh-e-Rahat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi. Phone: +92-21-35847831-2,   Dear Sir,   Request for Information under   Article 19A of […]
September 4, 2020

Those who clean our gutters deserve our respect

Cantonment Executive Officer, CBC CC-38, Street No.13, Kh-e-Rahat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi. Phone: +92-21-35847831-2,   Dear Sir,   Request for Information under   Article 19A of the Constitution […]
September 4, 2020

Tents and private armies

Administrator,                                              Sept. 3, 2020 […]
September 4, 2020

Religiously discriminated

A Sindh Government ad from the Office of Electric Inspector, Karachi, appearing in the newspapers of 2nd September 2020 requires that only non-Muslims can apply for […]
August 26, 2020

Lessons from Turkey

​Lessons from Turkey   Past glory can be  a great opiate. Loved by Pakistanis, many otherwise excellent Turkish TV serials provide a fair amount of this substance.  […]
August 25, 2020

RTI helps Pakistan’s most exploited workers

Only after a few days, of Cantt Board Clifton raising the salary of its exploited under paid janitors from Rs 12,000 to Rs.17500, we now have […]
August 11, 2020

A breath of fresh air

It is with humility and gratitude, that I confirm, after interviewing a number of CBC contracted  janitors this morning  that their salary has been raised from […]
August 1, 2020

A ‘ Thank you’ Letter

A ‘Thank You’ letter.    Dear Bill and Melinda, Thank you for your philanthropic support to many global causes and events. I did not realize the […]
July 29, 2020

Bills that divide

Since 1947, we have been passing one bill after another to ‘Protect’ Islam without ever bothering to follow its spirit in terms of tolerance, equality and […]
July 24, 2020

Questions from the Child Ptotection Departments

The following questions were asked under the Right to Information,  from the Child Protection Departments of Punjab, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan. Note: Perhaps the National Commission […]