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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drug Pricing Policy is a Waste

Drug Pricing Policy is a Waste
Drug pricing policy is a waste of resources. Remove price and export barriers and see how drugs get cheaper. The prices based on the cost of production are the worst. It’s how Karl Marx and the socialists used to think before their economies collapsed. The prices are not a factor of the costs of production alone, ...

Pakistan is Delaying the Signing of PTA with Turkey

Pakistan is Delaying the Signing of PTA with Turkey
Pakistan is delaying the signing of PTA with Turkey. PTA stands for Preferred Trade Agreement. The government is delaying it probably for multiple reasons, but one of the less obvious is because the cartels are terrified they’ll be facing real competition if it is signed. This delay has nothing to do with the turmoil in the country. ...

Robots are Taking Over

Robots are Taking Over
Do you believe the robots are taking over our lives? I would like to think that a robot is just another name for better and more efficient way of doing things. More freedom from redundant tasks means more time for leisure and more time for innovative thinking. Technology has been improving at a faster and faster pace ...

Nawaz Government is Flip-Flopping

Nawaz Government is Flip-Flopping
The Nawaz government is flip-flopping. I had higher hopes from the Nawaz government but they seem to be doing the same things that they accused Musharraf of doing: Interfering in politics, using force to eliminate opponents, stopping rallies. Now Imran Khan, who’s character I admire but not so much his economic policies, is being attacked. ...