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Dr. Farid Malik is a prominent technical and management expert in mining, materials, engineering and high-tech industry; he is a regular columnist for The Nation and Pakistan Today. He is ex-Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation.

Corruption, Commitment, Competence, Compassion, Courage – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | In December 1979 when I arrived in Arizona for graduate studies, I came to know about the five C’s of...

Is ideology of greed back? – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After the breakup of the mighty Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on December 26, 1991, politics of the left...

Political monopolies damaging democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | During his speech in 1966, President John F. Kennedy quoted a Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times’. He...

All is not well in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan –...

Dr. Farid A Malik | Monitoring has proven to be the most effective tool of modern management. In performance reviews past events are discussed, real-time...

What can Pakistan learn from China? – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | China and Pakistan are ‘Iron Brothers’ who have been working together for mutual gains. While the People’s Republic is poised...

Is Imran Khan confused?

Dr. Farid A Malik | In a world driven by technology, change is the only permanent feature. The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) under the...

Pakistan needs a bloodless revolution – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After forty years (1977 – 2017) of chaotic, mismanagement Pakistan needs out of the box solutions to restore order and...

The problem with democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Recently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’....

From land mafias to London flats: Whats in store for PML-N?

Farid A Malik | Last week a friend asked an interesting question, “Will PTI be able to organize itself as a political party like PML-N?”...

Democracy, constitution & rule of law: Essentials to take Pakistan forward

Farid A Malik | For Pakistan, the choices are limited; it is either adherence to the constitution or face a bloody revolution. The 20th century...

IMF: The economic hit-man hunting poor countries? – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | The first martial law of October 1958 changed Pakistan forever, till that time the country had no debt. People and their...

The most vital thing Pakistan doesn’t have?

Farid A Malik | With a population of over 190 Million people, Pakistan has hardly any servants. It is indeed a sad state of affairs;...

Imran Khan: Mao Tse Tung of Pakistan? – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Behind the Great Wall of China a ‘People’s Republic’ is emerging as the next superpower of the world. Every visit presents...

Taxing the taxed – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Pakistan has run out of cash. The state is bankrupt which is bad news, but the good news is that Donald...

Will Imran Khan bring much-promised change – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | ‘Old habits die hard’ is an age old saying. Adult changes are almost impossible as it involves a lot of unlearning....

From barracks to barricades – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On August 14, 1947, a new nation was born with Quaid-e-Azam as its Governor-General and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan as...

Will the bureaucracy behave? – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On Sept 14, 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan addressed the bureaucracy in Islamabad. For their support in implementing his...

PM elect or select? – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After a very impressive speech in the inaugural session of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) referred to...

Challenges of devolution – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After the passage of the unanimous constitution in 1973, perhaps devolution of power where it belongs is the biggest constitutional...

Karachi will change Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On September 04, 2018, Dr. Arif Alvi was elected President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. According to Aitzaz Ahsan,...

No to IMF bail out – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | Since the late 1980s, Pakistan has availed 12 IMF bail-out packages with disastrous results. Now a 13th package is being...

Thar badleyga Pakistan -Farid A. Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | Celebrated the independence day at Thar which happens to be one of the largest single deposit of coal in the...

Agriculture development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development...

Elections 1977 and 2018: A comparison – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA,...

PML (Lahore) and PPP (Larkana)

Farid A Malik | Both dominant political entities, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People’s party (Bhutto) have been cut down to size. PPP was...

Target is corruption

Farid A Malik | Shehbaz Sharif is right — we have gone back by thirty years and the era of corruption started by the third...

Bilawal Bhutto or Bilawal Zardari?

Farid A Malik | Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) is leading the election campaign of the party formed by his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), the...

Will “Lahore Voters” vote to get rid of “shit” in their...

Farid A Malik | After every heavy down pour, as teenagers we went looking for rainwater. It was a ritual to bike through the ponds....

Why Pakistan needs Imran Khan?

Farid A Malik | Why Kaptaan? The answer is ‘Naya Pakistan’. As Prime Minister (PM) he will have to deliver on his promise otherwise he...

Is Pakistan moving towards revolution?

Farid A Malik | From 1977 to 2013 my mandate has been stolen ten times with two fake referendums for a total and tally of...

Will Imran like Nawaz & others be entering PM House with...

Dr Farid A Malik | Amongst the elected Prime Minister’s (PM) of the country, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is rated in league with the first and...

The two ends of Shahrah-e-Quaid

Farid A Malik | The Mall Road Lahore which has now been renamed as Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam is the most historic thoroughfare of the country. On one...

“Seasonal birds” in Pakistan’s political arena

Farid A Malik | ‘Khooti Rahi Bur Thalay’ means “the donkey remained under the tree.” the first time I heard this Punjabi proverb was in...

Who are the ‘aliens’ in Pakistani politics?

Dr. Farid A Malik | The three times Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan has sensed alien invasion of our coming elections, he has to be taken...

Building a 21st century university

Dr. Farid A Malik | Initially, universities imparted knowledge, and then they started to create it through research while currently, they have started to generate...

The Nordic welfare states

Farid A Malik | The Nordic welfare states are unique in many ways. All five of them (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland) are prosperous democratic...

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