Dr. Farid A. Malik

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Dr. Farid A.Malik is the Ex-Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation. (Fr. General Manager PITAC, Process Engineering Manager Intel Corporation Engineering and Management Consultant). An expert on mining and energy, currently working on developing clean Coal Technologies for Thar Deposit. He was a Shadow Minister PTI and Co-Ordinator of the PTI Think Tank where the framework of the Welfare State was developed.

Op-ed: Nawaz Sharif has strong words, but weak credibility

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, through a video link, roared like a lion from the safety of his London residence in his speech to the...

The unprecedented rise of the Sharifs of Gawalmandi

Now that Gawalmandi is being discussed both by the leader of the house and opposition, I decided to share my memories of the place....

OpEd: How bureaucrats and dinosaurs are very similar

About 20 to 30 million years ago, large mammals like the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Once these beasts were gone, other smaller animals found...

Op-ed: After the demise of Benazir, the Charter of Democracy has resulted in dacoity

Nothing happens in the absence of conviction or commission. As the era of conviction and ideology is over, without upfront payment no work is...

Op-ed: It is time Pakistan replaced colonial methods of administration with modern management

Most civil litigation is frivolous and avoidable, as it is caused mainly because of the executive abuse. Instead of conceding, the colonial bureaucracy is...

Citizens carry the burden of state’s failures

Unwillingly the people of Pakistan have to carry the entire burden of the non-performing state. In a high school civics class, we were taught...

Rediscovering Sain Mirchu of Rawalpindi

Sain Mirchu was a wandering Dervish of Rawalpindi in the fifties and early sixties. He operated around Bagh Sardaran and Banni area of the...

Mumtaz Bola; the exemplary record keeper

After the partition of the Subcontinent on August 14, 1947, while there was an inflow of refugees, there was also a mass exodus of...

A Kashmiri family’s struggle from Baramulla to Ludhiana to Lahore

My great grandfather migrated from a small village called 'Reshi Wund' located in tehsil and district Baramulla in the year 1890. The migration was...

Marketing Spirituality

There is an interesting saying,"It takes a thief to catch a thief." Under this purview, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the current de facto leader of...

Pensions: a never ending flow of money from the exchequer?

The pensions burden on the national exchequer has crossed the trillion-rupee mark. At Rs 1.1 trillion it is about 15 percent of the budget,...

Protecting land records from mafias

The institutional collapse of civilian institutions is grossly underestimated. The chain of command no longer exists in most government departments. Even able officers have...

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