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Pakistani Police: Good Cop, Bad Cop, or a Little of Both

In 2002, the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Project report (an initiative of the National Accountability Bureau) defined ‘corruption’ as: “… behavior on the part of office holders in the public and private sectors, in which they improperly and unlawfully enrich themselves and/or those close to them, or induce others to do so, by misusing the position in which they are placed.” More simply it comprises “the misuse of entrusted power for

Are Pakistanis Happier in 2011?

With regular random bombings being just one of their constantly growing fears, Pakistanis hardly have much reason to be a happier nation in 2011. We haven’t stepped into particularly hopeful terrain this year. The CIA World Fact Book estimates that Pakistan’s net emigration rate is 9% higher in 2011. This gives testimony to the fact that many things are wrong in the country – the most glaring 3 of which

National Monuments of Pakistan: Part Two

I recently did a post titled National Monuments of Pakistan. Today I am going to feature some other monuments from Pakistan. Each country has it’s beautiful monuments and structures that reflect its history and development over the years. Pakistan is one of those few lucky countries where every mosque is a true piece of art worth admiration. With lots of beautiful forts and spectacular gardens, Pakistan is a dream for

The Disappearance of Bijli and Paani

Summers in Pakistan are intense and further worsened by the load shedding of electricity and shortages of water in all the cities. There was a time when load shedding and water issues were faced only by the southern parts of the country; however these problems have now become a harsh reality throughout the country. Managing the inefficiencies of key utility sectors needs to become an immediate and primary concern for

National Monuments of Pakistan

The Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan, is a national monument representing the nation’s four provinces and three territories. After a competition among many renowned architects, Arif Masood’s plan was selected for the final design. The blooming flower shape of the monument represents Pakistan’s progress as a rapidly developing country. The four main petals of the monument represent the four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh), while the three smaller petals

The Case for Bribery

Notoriously enlisted in the annals of corruption, Pakistan is one country that is instantly linked to dirty cases of corruption from the realms of politics to even sports. In order to analyze this rampant moral ailment in the state, studies are compiled and analyses are given forth by senior experts with copious amounts of experience in terms of politics and its history in Pakistan. Roots of Bribery in Pakistan Bribery,

The Politics of Diplomatic Immunity

So was there ever any doubt? Raymond Davis, after killing two Pakistani men in broad daylight, in cold blood, gets to go home scot-free by claiming diplomatic immunity. On the other hand however, many Pakistanis, including diplomats, are treated like common criminals upon their arrival in the U.S. How does one understand the logic behind all of this? The sad truth is… there is no logic! In order to understand

World Records Held by Pakistan: Part Two

This is the second article of our series on World Records Held by Pakistan and Pakistani’s. The first post can be found here https://insider.pk/world-records-held-by-pakistan/. Be sure to read that post as well. Most Trees Planted in 24 Hours by a Team On Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, a group of Pakistanis broke the record for most trees planted in 24 hours.  Guinness World Records Adjudicator Aadil Ahmen attended the exciting event,

World Records Held by Pakistan

Field Hockey is the national sport in Pakistan, with its men’s team consistently ranked as one of the top teams in the world.  The Pakistan men’s hockey team, also known as the Green Shirts, has won three gold medals at the Olympics, and taken home the Hockey World Cup a record four times.  It has also won the most number of Asian gold medals (eight), and is the only Asian

Natural Resources of Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, located in South Asia has 650 miles of coastline on the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. The west is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran. India is to the east and China in the far northeast. The country is strategically located between South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Land is a valuable natural resource. Other natural resources include an extensive natural