Sep 14, 2014

How to Make a Governmental Institute More Effective and Less Corrupt

Most top positions in a government institute are taken by friends of one or another political head, some of them even without the expertise of taking this position. This then can create in the minds of the population revolutionary ideas validated by the concept that all people working for the Government are corrupt (we are facing a giant sit-out against corruption in front of Parliament House by Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf or PTI & Pakistan Awami Tehrik or PAT)

Although I agree that this might be the case in quite some circumstances, I cannot, but look further in the hidden reasons of this and – what is more significant – how to probably change this and make sure the top government positions are held by experienced people. So i did some research on this issue and I hope interesting conclusions and a possible solution.

I made a decision to use a metaphor of an imagined country which is a democratic state and has a National Assembly with a Governmental Cabinet. In principal this cabinet is owned by the National Assembly of the State.

Every four years the National Assembly votes for a General Staff (Council of Ministers), which gets this cabinet on loan for four years.  An agreement has been attained on the number of Ministries in the cabinet and in which route they set to move. The cabinet exists of different Ministries. The ministers themselves figure out their individual targets, supplies and staff within the budgetary policies. Some regulations have been organized (Workers Law and related polices) to man the cabinet in a uniform way. However, this cabinet has capacity problems – insufficient staff, knowledge, authority – to carry this out successfully.  Also a large portion of the active population does not have adequately interesting options to earn money on land – or at least thinks that there is no future within the private sector – and therefore wants to employee with the State in order to be assured of an income.

From a good thing to consider, we state that the majority of the public officials and politicians is of good will. So, what should a Minister or Secretary with good motives do in this sort of a case?

He/She takes a large number of people on board, without essentially care for the mission of these people. In some nations this is called "accommodate". Therefore, you get the people who have the right positions to exercise their duties, on the one hand, and people who wrongly where accommodated, who do not have a clear position, on the other hand. There are also people that have been accommodated by a previous Minister. This brings for some department to block, what might annoy people who are in the right position and who do have a objective to accomplish.  In the long-term this brings to De-motivation, disappointment from those that have been incorrectly accommodated.

As a result, at some departments disorder arises, where:

-possibly everybody meddles with everything;
-sometimes everyone is carrying out his/her own thing;
-either nobody is doing anything at all.

Various international and national "steersmen ashore" advise that a number of individuals should go over the top, that clear tasks should be distributed, that people should be properly trained themselves individual tool kits to the Ministers that will take care of all problems. The risk here is that the different Ministries will follow their own guidelines even more and that the staff will be treated irrelevant and in a non-uniform manner.

The unfortunate part is that the above situation is created with good intentions to provide people work and livelihood. But the impact is pernicious, each for the "accommodated" and the other officials. Taking into account a global average of roughly four persons per household, one can also argue that the wrong accommodation of one person can have a potential adverse effect in the long-term on many voters of the Assembly.

The impact of a incorrect accommodation is therefore also for the politician, who backed the accommodation, possibly negative. Nobody has an attention in the success of such a state, neither the politicians, nor the government authorities, nor the people.

The situation as defined over does not happen without a purpose. Some actual causes – interests must can be found that lead to this situation. These underlying causes, when recognised and dealt with can launch the improvement.  What are these underlying causes? What causes, once recognised and dealt with, can trigger a real change in the direction of the ideal picture?

This post is not finished yet I will discuss some more interesting factors in my next post

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Jun 10, 2014

Insurgents Attack Again Nearby Karachi Airport



A security camp nearby Karachi International Airport again targeted by the Insurgents today (Tuesday 10-Jun-14), it's almost 36 hours passed when an all-night strike by the Taliban gunmen at one of the most busy airport of Pakistan.

"The Airport Security Forces Camp is under strike. There is firing. The amount of the destruction could not be estimated yet," a senior officer at the FIA told.

It was not stated yet that who was at the rear of the newest attack.

Pakistan's National Television-PTV revealed that three insurgents had been encircled by security forces at the camp.

All incoming and outgoing flights whether domestic or international of the vast city were suspended.

The current attack damaged prospects for peace discussions among the Taliban and the government.

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Jun 2, 2014

India’s Greatest Security Hazard is None Other Than ISI

File Photo of Gen. V. K. Singh (left) & Ajit Doval (right)
The ISI has tormented India for a long time. This may be because of the enhanced diplomatic dialogue with Musharraf/Vajpai's regime.

Undoubtedly, Pakistan's counterterrorism methods, which have significantly flourished on the latest devices with the help of associates like China, have provided to coming this menace. There has been a better and a higher level of intelligence also, though gaping problems keep on being. Additionally, India's war madness (some Urdu journalists termed it as "Bharat ka Jangi Junoon"), is increasingly getting consumed by its own creation. But the reality is that Indian War Madness has been kept in check mainly because of the economic conditions of the two neighbors. For that reason, it won’t be wrong to identify the reasons of Pakistan’s relative ease on the terror front.

Now, the question repeated again with which this post started out that "who is India’s most harmful outer opponent"? An official assisted by elaborating that although there may be security threats to India from many other sides– like China, obviously – the ISI threat can rarely be put aside. There would be circumstances whereby India would not be able to point its finger to the ISI in the event of upcoming terror strikes, but would be left in undoubtedly who is behind it.

Currently the newly seated Prime Minister of India, Modi will try to find techniques to have diplomatic dialogue with Pakistan, but on the other hand he strengthens India's Security Council by adding ex-Army Chief of India Gen. VK Singh in his cabinet and entrusted him ministry of DoNEr (Development of Northeastern Region) and appointed Mr. Ajit Doval (An activist of RSS) as the advisor of National Security. Now it would be a question of fact that how both of them will cope with fountainheads of India-centric terror?

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Jun 1, 2014

TTP Strike on Pakistan Border - Many dead

15 militants and an army soldier were killed on Saturday after an ambush on a border post in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region.

As per statement of a senior army official "Approximately 200 Taliban militants from across the border assaulted a group of Pakistani posts and not less than 16 militants were killed in the brutal fighting,".

The attack occurred around midnight (10am AEST) in the Bajaur tribal district nearby Afghanistan.

The official confirmed that, "One soldier accepted martyrdom and two other soldiers were injured seriously,".
An Afghan man who was injured 
during an attack by the Taliban

The official further said that, "The activists of TTP Bajaur and Swat chapters had regrouped in Ghund town of Afghanistan and launched the assault from there,".

Another military official verified the assault and casualties. Bajaur is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions affected by the insurgency.

Islamabad filed a protest over the invasion with Afghanistan's deputy ambassador, the Pakistan foreign ministry said in a statement issued on Saturday, and the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul brought up the matter with the Afghan foreign ministry. The statement stated that "To repulse the terrorist attack, Pakistani soldiers answered with artillery and aviation aid. Any claims about shelling on Afghan citizens within Afghanistan are incorrect,".

Due to the fact that the TTP rose up against the Pakistani state in 2007, over 6800 people have been killed in blast and gun attacks around Pakistan.

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May 29, 2014

A Beginners Manual to do Forex


With many Pakistani individuals over the last few decades, having money just seated on the bank earning next to practically nothing due to the very low interest charges, that the banks now provide, especially folks residing Islamabad & Karachi, some have taken up trading on the forex markets. When only the home of the big traders and governments, people can now get engaged themselves for as little as PKR 5,000 with some agents. Now that amount is not a thing that is going to make you wealthy, but you need to start low and work your way up. Making funds from trading the Forex trading markets can be as challenging as you make it.

When you do some analysis into investing in the Forex markets you have most likely come across several pictures that show the currency pair going up and down, and then it is likely covered in lines, and beneath is a number of charts. Well, unless you realize it, all of them and how they work, switch them off. Do not load your trading screen up with all types just to consider and make it look good. The best advice an expert trader will give a beginner is to arrange the display to show one currency pair that is popular, shown in candlestick function, with no other thing on the trading screen.

This indicates that you are set up to simply watch the way the currency pair plays its part, and this will give you a sense for the way the markets move. If you are a newbie, then you should not be searching to be doing any scalping (very short-run trades), so your schedule should not be less than 1 hour, but ideally 4.

You may have to devote a period of time looking at the market, but as soon as you have joined a trade, walk away and do anything different. You have possibly set a stop loss as a cost, or you may time your trades, and bail out after a set time. It is suggested you use a set value though.

Some folks choose to set a trade and keep it for a day before they make a decision to take steps on it, and if you actually want to go for the long term then you would be looking at being in the marketplace for weeks. If you do that and get it perfect, then it can really pay back big time.

No matter what schedule you choose to start with though, stay with it, if you keep modifying it, then you will not get the experience for any of them. When you see a professional investor on TV, you will not see them tossing through numerous screens and constantly changing options.

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May 28, 2014

Hazards continue to originate from Pak-Afghan Border


Even as the US President Barack Obama declared the total withdrawal of his soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, senior current administration officials have admitted that there continues to be threats coming from Afghan and Pakistan Border. “The risk from al Qaeda's core command in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been considerably resolved through the efforts to take apart the Al Qaida command in that part of the world. That does not indicate that there are no remnants of Al Qaida. Obviously, there continue to be risks originating from Afghanistan and Pakistan,” a senior Government official of U. S., said.

It also indicates that we're going to teach Afghan National Security Forces to assist us in mitigating that risk, the senior government official told journalists. In Afghanistan, the official mentioned that the USA feels that the long-term remedy towards Afghan security was not US forces. “It is Afghan forces; and that we've educated and equipped an Afghan National Security Force that wants to be responsible for securing their country; that this has never been a circumstance where the United States was signing on to provide security in Afghanistan consistently".

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