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Beelam Ramzan

Glittering Gold

There have been various instances in the past that rendered a serious setback to the tourism industry in Pakistan. Notable among these was the devastating earthquake in 2005, followed by the ravaging floods of 2010. Not to forget the horror…

The Dilemma Of Being Right

“You may be put to trouble not because you are doing anything wrong but because you are doing right”. These are the prophetic words that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said during his address to civil servants on March 25, 1948. The…

Bureaucracy At The Crossroads

Politicisation of the bureaucracy has rightly been identified as one of the factors responsible for eroding the trust of the masses in state institutions. It is also one of the biggest challenges confronting the vast majority of civil…

Compassion Beyond Borders

On April 9, the Indian Supreme Court granted bail to Dr Khalil Chishti, in response to an appeal filed by the lawyer of the ailing 81-year-old man. The release of the microbiologist was not only good news for his family and for Pakistanis,…

EU Trade Concessions

“You may delay but the time will not.” — Benjamin Franklin The long-awaited trade concessions proposed by the European Union were finally approved by the WTO. This was a move intended to help Pakistan recover from the colossal humanitarian…

Let Trade Be Truthful

Pakistan and India are working towards normalisation of relations through trade, but any such effort warrants extreme transparency. The fifth and sixth rounds of the commerce secretary trade talks, held last year, were crucial in…

Hope In Despair

When the twilight of the passing year submerges into the dawn of the new, we may like to review, as a nation, what we gained and lost. This retrospection may give rise to countless questions, like for example; “whether or not life quality…

MFN Status: A Missed Opportunity

The decision of granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India by the federal cabinet has become a heated moot point and is intensely being debated. India granted Pakistan MFN status in 1995; however Pakistan has been very cautious on…