The myth of Muhajir persecution

My earliest political memory is of the 1997 election. Sitting in my paternal grandparents home in Nazimabad, as Muhajir a neighbourhood as any in Kara…

The technocrat problem

In September 2014, there was a seminar in Islamabad organised by the government to present Vision 2025, which was developed by McKinsey & Company, the prestigious global consulting firm. Salman Ah...

Break PSO up

If Pakistan State Oil (PSO) were a privately-owned firm, the populist commentators who pass for journalists in Pakistan would be foaming at the mouth calling for its break-up by now. The state-owned c...

A tale of two energy supply chains

It is getting increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that there are now not one but two distinct, albeit interlinked, energy supply chains in the country. One is owned by the government and the oth...