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Dr Farrukh Saleem

Dynastic Politics – Dr Farrukh Saleem

Democracy is about three things: elections, accountability and a responsive government. We have had ten elections over the past 44 years but our democracy lacks accountability and has failed to produce a responsive government. In essence,…

National Agenda – Dr Farrukh Saleem

Lesson number 1: Elections in 1970, 1977, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2013 have established a solid trend: our electoral system has failed to deliver. National agenda: Re-engineering of the electoral system in order to:…

Reforms – Dr Farrukh Saleem

Pakistan is going nowhere without reforms – electoral, economic, judicial, civil service and land. To begin with, electoral and economic reforms ought to be at the top of all priorities. We need electoral reforms because:Electoral flaw 1:…

Failure – Dr Farrukh Saleem

Why do nations fail? Answer: leaders of failing nations have three characteristics – greed, selfishness and ignorance of history (the original work in this field was done by Daron Acemoglu of MIT and James Robinson of Harvard in their…

PTI And Reforms – Dr Farrukh Saleem

January 18, 1937: Punjab Legislative Election. The Muslim League led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the National Unionist Party led by Sir Sikandar Hyat Khan. Poling began and continued for ten days. Jatts, Rajputs and Arains were told not to…

GHQ, IK And Qadri – Dr Farrukh Saleem

What do Pakistani generals want? Answer: The same thing any general in a state of war would want – support from all other pillars of the state. And what do Pakistani generals need to guarantee the longevity of the Pakistani state? Answer:…

Qadri – Dr Farrukh Saleem

The real adrenalin in Qadri’s political veins is the Model Town Massacre. Qadri’s real political pump came from Gullu Butt. Imagine: where would Qadri be without the massacre? Imagine: where would Qadri be without Gullu Butt? First the…

Esprit De Corps – Dr Farrukh Saleem

Four questions: Do we want a disciplined army? Do we want an effective army? Do we want an army that has the capability to keep Pakistan’s geographical integrity intact? Do we want an army that can effectively take on Pakistan’s enemies?If…