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Ikram Sehgal

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Holding Karachi’s citizens Hostage

With supply of gas from Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) to the metropolis’ power utility, K-Electric (KE) far below that is required to...

Lest we forget

The pulsating cheering crowd in the National Stadium Karachi for the PSL Final, and subsequently for the three international T20s, underscored the return of...

“Judicial” martial law

Our Republic Day being an appropriate occasion to reflect on the meaning of the day, most thought provoking comments were made by the Chief...

No more PSLs abroad

Rameez Raja recently made some suggestions how to attract good quality players for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and to resolve the problem of...

The Calibri Font

This adverse media focus propagating perceptions quite contrary to reality about the “Calibri Font” is meant to discredit the allegations of alleged forging pertaining...

Mutiny by the blue-eyed

Arrested on Feb 22by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for corruption in the Ashiana Housing scandal under Section 2 of the Schedule of NAO,...

The elections’ mosaic

With general elections due somewhere after mid-2018, the expectations of the people and the stakes thereof has evolved dramatically with the political scenario changing...

Courage beyond compare

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

Pakistan Breakfast at Davos 2018

PM Abbasi’s performance was above par, he was on the dot when he said, "There are two Pakistan’s, one is on the CNN and...

Raping Pakistan Steel Mills

Employing more than 40000 workers, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) was a gigantic force-multiplier for employment downstream in directly contributing to the national economy. Once...

“Pakistan Pavilion” at Davos

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

Air Marshal Asghar Khan: A genuine Pakistani, a great man

As its youngest and first ever Pakistani Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) to head the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) from 1957 to 1965, Air Marshal Asghar Khan...

Our Trump Card

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

Aspiration for 2018

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

Elections 2018

Squabbling and endlessly bickering on issues not of any public importance, our parliamentarians may clam our passionately for early elections, yet not enough senators...

Short-circuiting investment

During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers’ demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive non-core workers,...

De-colonizing education in Pakistan

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

Forging a positive alliance

It was a unique privilege (for many different reasons) to be invited along with a handful of senior media colleagues to attend the inaugural...

Preventing slide into Anarchy

Once known as the ‘City of Lights’ for its vibrant night life, a good part of Karachi lives in almost darkness, devoid of continuous...

Corruption without borders

The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to the National...

A feudal electoral system

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