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  • Some solutions to Pakistan's professor mafia

    Earlier this month, Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote an article describing the mechanisms of what he termed Pakistan's professor mafia and the various "academic crimes" that this racket commits to the detriment of Pakistan's higher education system...

    In this article, I wish to offer what I believe can be solid solutions to the issues highlighted by Professor Hoodbhoy...

  • Pakistan calls for inclusive political solutions to disputes

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan told the international community on Tuesday that the protection of civilians is best served by “addressing the root causes of conflicts, and finding inclusive political solutions to disputes and seeking peaceful settlement of conflicts”...

    Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the Security Council, “this strategy would lead us to sustainable and enduring peace and security; it has been demonstrated time...

  • Nato chief urges US and Turkey to 'sit down and find solutions'

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the United States and Turkey to “sit down and find solutions” to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance...

    “I only urge the US and Turkey to sit down and find solutions because it is important for the alliance that we are able to work closely together, especially in that region, because Turkey is a key ally in our fight...

  • Solutions please

    READERS often complain that writers focus on problems and not solutions...

    This may be true to some extent but it is also true that some readers look for easy solutions to complex social problems, eg, how Pakistan can achieve good governance and rapid progress...

  • Quest for solutions

    COMMENTS on a number of my recent articles have stated that I have focused on delineating/diagnosing issues and have not given solutions...

    Given the increasing inequality trends in Pakistan, I asked him how he compared Pakistan with South America as they have had significant inequalities too...

  • Earthly matters: Solutions to save civilisation

    Last week, on the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day, the Embassies of France and Germany hosted a photography exhibition entitled “60 Solutions” and the screening of a film, Home by Yann Arthus-Bertand at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA)...

    ” While this debate between rich countries (who want the world to cut emissions together) and poor countries (who want the rich countries to cut more of their emissions...

  • Creative solutions

    Apropos “Creative Solutions” (July 3)...

    Brig(r) Raashid Wali JanjuaRawalpindiPublished in Dawn, July 6th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Energy solutions

    PAKISTAN, to state the obvious, is mired in an acute energy crisis...

    Pakistan is so caught up in the throes of these energy woes of the present that it likely has not contemplated the troubling long-term implications...

  • Sindh Assembly to deliberate on solutions to water problems on Monday

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly will have thorough discussion about the issue of water crisis in the province when it reassembles after two days on Monday...

    This was decided by the assembly on Friday when Senior Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, after completion of the order of the day, sought permission from Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to table a motion in that regard
  • Polio: no quick-fix solutions

    Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Programme and Expanded Programme on Immunisation, as vertical programmes with separate administrative structure and personnel, provide no other service except deliver vaccines...

    Unfortunately in Pakistan, since effective vaccine services through fixed system are unreliable, these programmes remain the government’s sole strategy for vaccinating 38 million children with a new cohort added each year...

  • Polio: no quick-fix solutions

    Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Programme and Expanded Programme on Immunisation, as vertical programmes with separate administrative structure and personnel, provide no other service except deliver vaccines...

    Unfortunately in Pakistan, since effective vaccine services through fixed system are unreliable, these programmes remain the government’s sole strategy for vaccinating 38 million children with a new cohort added each year...

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