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Courage beyond compare

Ikram Sehgal | On Feb 13 at about 1210 hours an armoured cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle of a private security services company was parked outside the...

World Economic Forum is more than a rich man’s club

Ikram Sehgal | Named for the Alpine resort town in which the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting is held, the prevailing misconception is that...

Pakistan Breakfast at Davos 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Truly independent and impartial the World Economic Forum (WEF) is not tied to any special interests or groups. WEF’s Annual Meeting at...

Davos presents golden opportunity for Pakistan

Ikram Sehgal | The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the...

Our Trump Card

Ikram Sehgal | Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year...

Pakistan’s ambitions for 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Events of national significance tend to linger on in our combined memories for some time, even then 2018 ushered in hopes of...

Elections 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Squabbling and endlessly bickering on issues not of any public importance, our parliamentarians may clamour passionately for early elections, yet not enough...

A polite ‘shut up’ call

Ikram Sehgal | Along with one of my platoons, radio operator and runner, I was hugging the bottom of a steep ridge with Marri militants...

Karachi in dire need of investment in power infrastructure

Ikram Sehgal | During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers’ demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive...

Can education be decolonized in Pakistan?

Ikram Sehgal | Established initially as institutions of higher studies, Madrasahs taught law, Islamic sciences and philosophy. Prior to the arrival of British, both religious...

Fueling religious fires

Ikram Sehgal | The Indian War of Independence (or the 1857 Indian Mutiny as the British call it) did not start as a "War of...

Why Pakistan’s electoral system needs overhauling?

Ikram Sehgal | The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King...

Hybrid warfare against corruption

Ikram Sehgal | Anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in line with Pakistan's action plan agreed with Financial Action Task Force (FATF),...

Build dams or face starvation

Ikram Sehgal | For a country blessed with many rivers, the perennial scarcity of water in Pakistan is because of the shortage of storage capacity....

State Bank of Pakistan performing despite obstructions

Ikram Sehgal | Over the years, many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking...

Is Social Media a hub of fake news?

Ikram Sehgal | Disinformation and propaganda for achieving one’s ends by foul means is not a new phenomenon. Around 320 BC Kautilya’s Arthashastra annunciated this...

ECO: The next big regional alliance?

Ikram Sehgal |  Because of superpower rivalry and evolving geopolitical circumstances, a group of countries of this region is coming together in a natural economic...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

Did Zardari’s ‘thug security’ cost Benazir Bhutto her life?

Ikram Sehgal | Those really guilty are shedding crocodile tears at the judgment pronounced in the Ms. Benazir Bhutto murder case while laughing themselves all...

Sirajuddin Aziz: An extraordinary banker and a great manager

Ikram Sehgal | Sirajuddin Aziz’s well-researched articles on “Management” have been compiled together in a must read book “Emerging Dynamics of Management” for bankers and...

The LNG scam?

Ikram Sehgal | Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) canceled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs)....

No cherry picking of law breakers

Ikram Sehgal | Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public...

Am I The State?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in...

India’s China war circa 2017?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so ago, Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted China extending a border road through Donglang plateau (called Doklam by...

Panama-Gate: Circumventing accountability and disrespecting the rule of law

Ikram Sehgal | Monday, July 10, 2017, will go down as a day of some consequence for accountability in Pakistan’s history, and maybe its destiny....

Raymond Davis’s book ”The Contractor”: What’s behind the scenes?

Ikram Sehgal | A mercenary contracted to American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Raymond Davis recently published his book ‘The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani...

A burning issue

Ikram Sehgal | On June 25, a day before Eid, an oil tanker carrying 40000 liters of fuel from Karachi to Lahore overturned when a tire...

Talent and spirit running wild in this great country

Ikram Sehgal | Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions...

Institutional mismanagement in Pakistan: Who will expose the culprits?

Ikram Sehgal | Accountability must target (but mostly doesn’t) politicians, public officials, and govt departments, the lower judiciary, etc, in Pakistan. The PM appearing before...

Will judicial activism enable JIT to get accountability?

Ikram Sehgal | The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions...

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