Asim Imdad Ali

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America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-2: The global growth

Let us now look at the second iceberg of global growth that has hit manifest destiny and has created that sinking feeling among its...

America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-1: A Titanic about to hit two icebergs simultaneously

‘The spectator who casts a mournful view over the ruins of ancient Rome is tempted to accuse the memory of the Goths and Vandals...

And the caste system lives on

Despite near universal adoption of constitutional democracy as the norm, there are still some isolated and shady corners of the world where interested parties...

Changing tunes of politicians in the land of the pious and the pure

We always find that politicians keep changing their tunes. One said, “I will not hire this individual as a peon” but later changed to...

Op-ed: We are the real frontier-mentality people

In established parliamentary jurisdictions, the Shadow Cabinet consists of senior members of the Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding government ministers, develop alternative policies, and...

Op-ed: In quest to win power, leaders often generate huge problems

“A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat airfoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction...

The history of secular education in the subcontinent

When the British came (and they took almost 150 years before they had control over the entire subcontinent) the system of education was managed...

Op-ed: Fake news, economic disappointment drive people towards ‘saviors’

“The thing that strikes me more and more…is the extraordinary viciousness and dishonesty of political controversy in our time…I mean that almost nobody seems...

The Evolution of Civil Services in Pakistan

From being the state itself, to being the steel frame of the British Raj, to being powerful functionaries of the newly independent state, to...

How District Administration, ROs & Police rig Pakistani Elections? A DMG Officer explains..!

Our history of elections has shown recurrent episodes where the importance lies in the hands of the counter instead of the voter. The well-established...

Rise of Judiciary in Pakistan: No more Lions under the throne

‘Let judges also remember, that Solomon’s throne was supported by lions on both sides: let them be lions, but yet lions under the throne;...

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