Ali Mahmood

The writer is a businessman and the author of three books — Muslims: The Real History, Saints and Sinners and the forthcoming, Enter the Dragon

A Mega Failure

A flawed police and judicial system, and corrupt, inept governments make the common man’s life a series of trials and tribulations

Budget Blues

The prime object of this year’s budget is to woo a disgruntled electorate, but given Pakistan’s ground realities will it work?

A Different Picture

Creating good governance is not easy and requires major structural changes to our system

A Second Green Revolution

Pakistan needs to double its agricultural output to meet the growing demand

The Brewing Water Wars

Despite the Indus Waters Treaty, India consistently threatens to use water as a weapon against Pakistan, which already faces severe water shortage


Reshaping Pakistan

The days immediately after independence may not have been ideal for strengthening the roots of democracy, what befell the country in the subsequent decades has been harrowing

The Real Populists of Pakistan

"In war, truth is the first casualty," wrote Aeschylus,...

Provocation that did not work

It seems that the US political and military thinkers and strategists now firmly believe in enticing and provoking China into a military conflict, before it overtakes America in the fields of economy

The New Great Game- A Pakistani Perspective

South Asia appears to be the next battleground where world powers will compete to seize the moment in a bid to lead the world; the New Great Game