Current Affirs Pakistan January 2016

The Way Forward | Syed Saadat

AROUND the world, technology has taken governance to new levels, but the bureaucracy in Pakistan is constricted to writing on the files doing the rounds in their office.

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Crisis Prevention | Moeed Yusuf

In 2013, despite facing many challenges, Pakistani democrats celebrated the first ever completion of full constitutional term by the elected assemblies in the entire history of the country.

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Federation in Controlled Democracy | Afrasiab Khattak

WE have witnessed an eventful couple of weeks in India-Pakistan ties. Indian Prime Minister Modi surprised everyone with his impromptu stopover in Lahore. But even before one could fully digest this, Pathankot offered a stark reminder of the challenges ahead.

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Reforming Pakistan’s Bureaucracy | Kulsume Hai

Red tapism, proffering bribes to speed up work, dealing with babus, sending officials countless reminders,inhospitable environments, the inability to take decisions and execute plans as well as bringing closure.

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How Modi’s Hard Line on Pakistan Unravelled | Hasan Suroor

Acrucial test of the success or failure of India’s foreign policies under any government, regardless of its political complexion, has always depended on how it handles relations with Pakistan.

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Democratising Pakistan? | Dr Ejaz Hussain

This last part of the article will explain the post-1985 (democratisation that engulfed electoral politics in the 1990s and 2000s. In particular, the means and ends of democratising Pakistan under General Pervez Musharraf .

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From Bhutto to Zia to Musharraf, ‘No Apologies’ Should be Our National Motto | Akhtar Abbas

The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) denies that former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf offered an apology over the ‘murder’ of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

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Revamping civil service | Shaheera Syed

A critical element for a strong administrative structure is an effective and responsive civil service. Pakistan’s administrative structure has many weaknesses which in turn impairs the proper implementation of policies in the country.

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Who is Looking After Pak-Saudi Relations? OpEd

When asked about Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s announcement regarding Pakistan being a part of the Saudi-led 34-nation military alliance, the foreign secretary had professed ignorance. Later, briefing the Senté on the matter,.

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2015 Good Bad and Indifferent Express Tribune Editorial

The nation was still in shock from the massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014 as dawn broke on January 1, 2015, the month when the National Action Plan was formulated in response, and which has defined much of the state of the nation since.

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