Citizens’ Rights

April 2, 2019

CAA and minimum wages

CAA and minimum wages As members of “Citizens for Equal Rights”, we deeply appreciate the positive and early response of the CAA in raising the salaries […]
April 2, 2019

Our dependency syndrome

Our dependency syndrome In 2016, a Chinese company was awarded a contract for garbage collection in the districts South and East of Karachi at the rate […]
April 2, 2019

Our militant elite

Our militant elite As members of “Citizens for Equal Rights”, we advocate respect, dignity, protection and equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their economic or […]
April 10, 2019

The elite militants

Militants and extremists are of two kinds. Those who don turbans and brandish Kalashnikovs and those often termed as the elite, the powerful and the influential […]
April 12, 2019

Why the NAP may keep napping

Why the NAP may keep napping. On March 28, 2019, the government, perhaps for the nth time, declared its unshaken resolve and its foremost priority to […]
May 1, 2019

Part 1. Protecting the weak and the vulnerable

Protecting the weak and the vulnerable    Is there a relationship between the way a society treats its animals and the  attitude it shows towards its […]
May 17, 2019

Child protection, dog bites and us

  Child protection, dog bites and us.   Eight year old Rizwan from Shikarpur, was the 5th child to die in Karachi as a result of […]
August 10, 2019

Sindh Vehicle woes

Sindh vehicle woes https://tribune.com.pk/story/2032105/6-sindh-vehicle-woes/ Having bought and registered a new car two years back, I still drive with a temporary, stencilled, tin number plate. The Sindh […]
September 1, 2019

Can Pakistan make the ‘Great Escape’?

Can Pakistan make the ‘great escape’ One cannot continue to stand at  crossroads for 72 years.  There ought to be a time to settle down, to […]
September 24, 2019

Sindh – a graveyard of commissions and authorities

Inspired by the necropolis of Chowkandi and Makli, The Sindh government has done well in creating an equally distinguished graveyard of Commissions and Authorities. These deceased […]
October 5, 2019

Pakistan’s population predicament

At 5:24 pm on 30th Sept. 2019, Pakistan’s population was 217,641,492. It would be a few hundred thousand more by the time this article appears in […]
October 13, 2019

An appeal to Chief Justice

Honourable Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa,          Sept. 2019 Your Honour,  Lifting ban on prohibited bore weapons for the ruling elite This […]
October 19, 2019

Resurrect the Dead Commissions of Sindh

Syed Murad Ali Shah,                                                                       18 October 2019 Chief Minister Sindh Dear Sir, Appeal to resurrect dysfunctional and invisible Sindh Right to Information Commission and Sindh Public […]
October 19, 2019

Accountability

Accountability and transparency are the two key pillars of democracy and good governance. Sadly, these two aspects have been hugely compromised by the absence and dysfunctionality […]
November 12, 2019

Polio, population and progress

Polio, population and progress. In the early twenty-first century the train of progress is again pulling out of the station – and this will probably be […]
November 21, 2019

A day without a toilet

A day without a toilet The newspaper did not want to use the word ‘Toilet’, and changed the heading to ‘Hygiene for all’ https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/570846-hygiene-for-all Pakistan’s biggest […]
November 26, 2019

Right to know

Right to know     ACCOUNTABILITY and transparency are the two key pillars of democracy and good governance. Sadly, these two aspects have been hugely compromised by […]
December 6, 2019

Citizens Against Weapons Hold a press Conference

SEARCH Ban on private armies, arms’ possession demanded Faiza IlyasDecember 05, 2019 Facebook Count422 Twitter Share     0 ACTIVIST Naeem Sadiq speaks at the presser organised […]
December 11, 2019

Of Guns and Private Armies

  Of guns and private armies Naeem Sadiq December 11, 2019 https://tribune.com.pk/story/2115048/6-guns-private-armies/   A private army (or militia) is a military or paramilitary force consisting of […]
December 21, 2019

A tipping point for Pakistan

A tipping point for Pakistan  Naeem Sadiq, The News,  December 21, 2019, https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/586245-tipping-point One must admit at the outset, that some of the most outstanding, upright […]