Governance Reforms

March 30, 2019

A recipe for DeVIPisation

 A recipe for de-VIP-sation Naeem Sadiq Express Tribune October 2, 2014 http://tribune.com.pk/story/769774/a-recipe-for-de-vip-isation/ ​ Some three years ago, I received an invitation from an NGO to attend […]
March 30, 2019

A recipe for peace

    A recipe for peace     It was indeed gracious on the part  of Musharraf and Vajpayee to restrain their itching fingers from pressing […]
March 30, 2019

A tale of two tragedies

A tale of two tragedies On that fateful day of September 11, 2012, over 1000 workers joined their duty at  Karachi’s  Baldia garment factory – most […]
March 30, 2019

Accountability of government vehicles

    Accountability of Government Vehicles One must appreciate the forthrightness of the Sindh Government in making two important declarations in the Sindh Assembly.   First that […]
March 30, 2019

An aircraft to fly away our daughters

  An aircraft to fly away our daughters   Will there now be another special aircraft  to fly away the five year old Sumbal  to Birmingham’s […]
March 30, 2019

An open letter to the Sindh Minister of Excise &Taxation

An open letter to the Sindh Minister of Excise &Taxation This refers to a Government of Sindh advertisement that appeared in the newspapers on 20th July […]
March 30, 2019

Battle for Malala

The battle for Malala A brutal attack on an innocent little girl has finally nudged our sleepy collective conscience. Will this be the long awaited moment […]
March 30, 2019

Between death and starvation

Between death and starvation Naeem Sadiq The News 15 Sept 2012 People do not go to work to be blown into smithereens by ill-maintained boilers or […]
March 30, 2019

Bhuladia factory fire

‘Bhuladia’ Factory Fire – What really failed? Naeem Sadiq The News, 29 Jan 2013 ‘Bhuladia’ is not the name of a factory. It is a sickness […]
March 30, 2019

Buried alive

Buried alive at Baba Kot Baba Kot, is a remote village 80 kilometers away from Usta Mohammad city of Jafferabad district. The Asian Human Rights Commission […]
March 30, 2019

Can police and bureaucracy be reformed

Can the police and bureaucracy be reformed? Forty two persons lost their lives on the beaches of Karachi on 30 July 2014. There were no warning […]
March 30, 2019

Can the National Saving Organisation be reformed

Can the National Savings Organisation be reformed? A dysfunctional bureaucracy with its outdated processes and attitudes has kept this country some 200 years behind the rest […]
March 30, 2019

Can Vehicle management be reformed in sindh

Can vehicle management be reformed in Sindh? While the Sindh Excise and Taxation (E&T) department might still be struggling to figure out an efficient mode of […]
March 30, 2019

Cars, crime and Driving Licenses

Cars, crimes and driving licenses. 2015 will go down in history as a year in which the Sindh Police publicly declared that driving licenses were mandatory […]
March 30, 2019

Citizen annonymous

Citizen Anonymous Reading a book, sipping coffee, sitting under a gazebo enjoying the soothing sunshine of a reluctantly receding winter in one of the many parks […]
March 30, 2019

Controlling lawless vehicles

Controlling lawless vehicles On 4th April 2016 a gun attack on a Police Mobile Van killed 3 persons in Karachi. The vehicle had all the trappings, […]
March 30, 2019

Crime and fake number plates

Crime and fake number plates Naeem Sadiq Express Tribune June 13, 2013 Imagine a country where ‘Jaali’ degrees, bogus votes, fake vehicle number plates, forged property […]
March 30, 2019

CTAC Public Interest Petition vehicle

March 30, 2019

CZ 50 appeal to CJ for suo moto

Hon’able Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Chief Justice of Pakistan and All Honourable Justices of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Your Lordships, I as an ordinary […]
March 30, 2019

CZ 50 torture

The CZ50 torture Although engaged in a fierce battle, competitors Mullah Fazlullah and the government of Pakistan offer the same kind of people-unfriendly packages. Both assume […]