Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq
Premises: One can only divorce one’s own spouse. Saying “Talaq” causes an instant divorce. Deduction: If one is a spouse, then, one can say “Talaq” and cause an instant divorce. If saying “Talaq” once causes an instant divorce, then, a person is no longer a spouse after the first utterance of the word. To utter ...

Berney Sanders and his misplaced solutions

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/videos/979437065482681/ Sanders is a liberal. Like most liberals he’s humane. He wants the poor to not suffer, have higher wages, and a higher standard of living. He also considers globalization to be a threat. Jobs that provide cheaper goods to people to be a threat. His heart is in the right place. His methods to ...

How to Dramatically Improve the Security Situation in Pakistan: Right to Carry Arms

How to Dramatically Improve the Security Situation in Pakistan: Right to Carry Arms
The security situation in Pakistan is in shambles. People are experiencing daily violence and terror independent of their location. The police isn’t up to the task and has failed at many fronts in protecting the civilians. The military has now become the security provider of last resort from both external and internal threats. This is taxing the ...

Summary Executions for TTP Prisoners? Say NO

Summary Executions for TTP Prisoners? Say NO
The horrific deaths of so many children in Peshawar has lead to calls of swift retaliation and summary executions for all the TTP prisoners. The tempers and the emotions are at their highest at this moment. The tragedy is such that immediate and decisive action feels the most right and most needed. The dastardly and indiscriminate killings ...

The Quest for the Philosopher King

The Quest for the Philosopher King
Pakistanis have this belief that finding the finest political leader is the solution to their problems, or at the least a move in the right direction. The issues from Kashmir to corruption, from electricity to water shortages, from security and terrorism to transportation and food can all be resolved when that super leader ascends the throne. They are always on a quest to ...

Privatization Spree Is Back on Track in Pakistan!

Privatization Spree Is Back on Track in Pakistan!
The privatization spree is back on track in Pakistan! The Dawn Editorial gives multiple examples of how privatization leads to conditions becoming worse for the poor. In this article look at these arguments and try to see whether they have any merit or not. First Argument: The poor performance of the state-owned enterprises, headlined by massive ...

PIA Privatization: For A Real Prosperity

PIA Privatization: For A Real Prosperity
PIA privatization has been on the government books for a long time. As a service provider it has been going from bad to worse. It is about time this resource hog organization was allowed to fly on its own for a change. The job of a private organization is to provide a better service to its customers ...

Capital Goods & Growth for Pakistan

Capital Goods & Growth for Pakistan
Capital goods are the intermediary goods that are used in the production of final goods, and are a key to turning a developing country into a developed one. In simple terms capital goods are the tools, technology, skills, roads, transmission lines, electricity, infrastructure, tables, pens, and even the savings that are available for future use. Capital ...

Karachi Energy Woes & K-Electric

Karachi Energy Woes & K-Electric
K-Electric Limited — the now privatised entity which powers a city of 20 million people — has been wanting to convert its two power plants from oil to coal. But for some incomprehensible reason, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) keeps delaying the approval. Karachi energy woes are bringing the city to a halt. Amidst ...

Self-Finance Seats Abolished

Self-Finance Seats Abolished
By unilaterally abolishing the self-finance seats the government has once again shown that to a politician winning votes matters more than the longer term prosperity of the country. The free market pushes the businesses in a direction that brings in the most profit by best satisfying the needs of the customers. When politicians take charge of decision making they ...

Saudi Labor Reforms

Saudi Labor Reforms
Saudi Arabia has been going through labor reforms in an attempt to move more Saudis into the private sector and out of the public sector. Why the reforms are needed: Authorities launched labour reforms in 2011 after the Arab Spring uprisings to head off political unrest by reducing unemployment. They also want to lower the cost ...

Industrial Revolution and Violence

Industrial Revolution and Violence
Industrial revolution  gave mankind the ability to mass produce. But was the ability of mass production the cause of the resultant violence? Just because two things are correlated doesn’t mean they are causal. To be fair lets not forget that industrial revolution at times is not even considered a real revolution. The debate is still raging ...

India Abolishing the Planning Commission

India Abolishing the Planning Commission
India is abolishing its Planning Commission while Pakistan is trying to infuse new blood into its. In case of Pakistan the idea that a new and changed Planning Commission might do better than the old planning commission is overlooking a more pertinent question. Is there even a need for a Planning Commission? Is the governments job to ...

Pakistan Rejuvenating the Planning Commission

Pakistan Rejuvenating the Planning Commission
Pakistan’s new planning commission is uncharacteristically younger, but does having young blood really add any value? This is a big change from the past where members of the Commission were mostly retirees, hanging on to the public sector, which instead needed fresh ideas and young minds. Some would agree it’s not the age that matters much, but ...

Privatize Public Companies

Privatize Public Companies
There seems to be an false belief that if a public company is profitable it should be kept in the hands of those in government instead of private owners. Is it too outrageous to think that in certain cases the government control over the resources is so complete that there is no choice but to ...