Authors Posts by Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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The sorry state of Pakistan’s police

The imperial form of police infrastructure that Pakistan inherited was deliberately created to serve the British rulers rather than promote harmony, security and adherence...

Exploiting Pakistan’s ‘Gold Coast’

The emerging markets of Central Asia require that a sea-land (south-south) dimension to support the north-south axis be added for expansion, otherwise all facilities...

Pakistan: Do our laws provide justice?

To provide justice is a central endeavour of any human society and the aim of any state. However, not all human societies have the...

Pakistan, a gangsters’ haven

Soon after the demise of the well-respected Begum Kulsoom Nawaz following prolonged hospitalisation in London, Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in jail...

Increasing remittances

A recent World Bank (WB) report had India recording a 22.5 percent increase ($80 billion) in home remittances in 2018, retaining its position as...

Imran Khan needs better advisers

One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics...

Imran Khan’s U-turns make eminent sense

The recent controversy about "U-turn" is patently childish. Accusing the government of "U-turns" is not only unfortunate but absurd. Without fully understanding the meaning...

Standing firm on ‘financial inclusion’

Having employed several thousand people, one is acutely aware about the many problems faced by the salaried class, force-multiplied many times over for those...

Projecting falsehood by propaganda

The advertising and media worlds are there to inform the public: the media about what is going on in the world of politics, art...

Spreading falsehood and distorting facts

Initiated in 2014 the Ashiana-Iqbal project could not be completed mainly because an illegal award increased the cost, and if it were to be...

Ensuring challenges provide opportunities

The situation in our country in the wake of global and internal changes affecting Pakistan has evoked multiple challenges. Not to get bogged down...

Understanding hybrid warfare

Hybrid warfare became prominent in the 21st century, the ‘Age of Globalisation’, that has opened up many new technical and communication options and shrunk...

The Eurasian concept

When continents are defined as “mainly continuous expanses of land” one is left wondering why Europe and Asia, though very much a continuous land...

Protecting the accountability process

While the odd problems about corruption did exist in NAB before Munir Hafeez as Chairman NAB institutionalised the “sharing of the loot” by making...

We stupid tax-payers

In the backdrop of a marked deterioration in the economy, a treasuryon the verge of bankruptcy and huge levels of debt made fresh fiscalmeasures...

No more PSLs abroad

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

Accountability begins at home

A democratic form of government being accountable to the people, the elected representatives are accountable to the people who elect them. Our enduring constant...

A matter of shame

That the wolves would soon be at the door should not have surprised anybody.What is surprising is that Imran Khan’s people were not better...

John McCain, American extraordinary

John McCain III was born into a Naval family to John S McCain Jr and Roberta McCain at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in...

Opportunities for the government

The balance of payment crisis has been aggravated by major currency devaluations taking place over the past few months, the Rupee plunging 15% since...

Eurasian real politik

Europe and Asia are geographically one land mass, British geographer Sir Halford J. Mackinder maintained as far back as 1904 and said that whoever...