Mumtaz A. Piracha

Mumtaz A. Piracha

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7 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - India 'afraid' Islamic... · 0 replies · +2 points

'Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh struck an alarmist tone on Saturday, saying India is concerned that extremist groups such as Islamic State may get their hands on nuclear arms from Pakistan.' What are the chances of IS getting their hands on nuclear arms in India? Read the following comments: 'India has also been criticised for the quality of its nuclear security. India’s nuclear materials security conditions were adversely affected by the continued increase in its quantities of nuclear material, as well as high levels of corruption among public officials, The Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative said last year.'

7 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Gwadar port and Pakistan · 0 replies · +2 points

The Chinese sage Lao Tzu said: 'The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.' The author needs to correct what he quoted in his article.

7 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - PIA on way to revival ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Mr Chairman of PIA has all along been learning from within his own group. He never had the opportunity to learn management in any major national or multinational company. He had no practical experience of managing a huge organization like PIA. Nor did he ever visit any major airline office anywhere in the world to know how an airline is managed. He never played a key role in the aviation industry of Pakistan. Yet, he is the chairman and the chief executive of an airline called Pakistan International Airlines, thanks to his connections or contacts or conciliatory behaviour?
Mr Chairman does not have a single key management decision to quote in favour of what he states in his statement. What positive management initiatives have been taken during his tenure or that of his predecessor? Leasing aircrafts without due diligence and fair competition among the vendors? Is that a positive management initiative? Whatever operating profit PIA earned came from the international drop in fuel prices. Should the chairman be given the credit for it? He was instrumental in holding the fashion show for PIA's crew uniforms at a phenomenal cost to a beleaguered organization. He never bothered to improve the meals quality and service. Its the worst among the airlines operating in Pakistan. He appointed a PR agency at a phenomenal cost to PIA without due diligence and fair competition at a time when PIA has nothing in its performance to communicate to the travelling public. We at Good Governance Forum would be delighted to have a public debate with the chairman at any public platform including a media conference or TV talk show. Will he have the courage and confidence to come forward without any of his aides and defend what he states in his statement with solid evidence?

7 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - PIA pilots’ protest ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It appears as if PIA is destined to fall off the cliff, no matter what the Prime Minister's Committee on PIA plans or does to contain the downfall. In an organization where the chairman/chief executive becomes the MD and the MD becomes the chief executive by default and where favoritism becomes the order of the day, you can't expect anything better. The whole organization is replete with gross malpractices with no relief in sight. You name the mafia and PIA has it.

The top management is fully engaged in leasing of aircrafts from other airlines on exorbitant rental without commensurating benefits to PIA. More the aircrafts, more the money.

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Japan grants $ 359,877... · 0 replies · +1 points

We provide fundraising services to NGOs in Pakistan. Those interested may visit our blog http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Japan grants $ 359,877... · 0 replies · +1 points

We provide fundraising services to NGOs in Pakistan. Those interested may visit our blog http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Japan grants $ 359,877... · 0 replies · +1 points

We provide fundraising services to NGOs in Pakistan. Those interested may visit our blog http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Japan grants $ 359,877... · 0 replies · +1 points

We provide fundraising services to NGOs in Pakistan. Those interested may visit our blog http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - Japan grants $ 359,877... · 0 replies · +1 points

We provide fundraising services to NGOs in Pakistan. Those interested may visit our blog http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info

8 years ago @ Pakistan Today | Lates... - PML-N invites MQM to j... · 0 replies · +1 points

We often ignore one cardinal principle of politics in Pakistan where horse-trading is the name of the game, always. There are no friends and no foes in Pakistan's politics. Today's friends can be tomorrow's foes and vice versa. Secondly, there are no ideological parties. They are votebank parties. Conservatives, Liberals, Islamists etc. We have divided our politics along the lines of religion, sect, ethnicity, language, biradari, province, district and so on. Love for Pakistan exists only for slogan-mongering; nothing else.

Parties like MQM who are born of compulsion under the aegis of the intelligence agencies are always looked after by their godfathers. Stick and carrot or Danda and Halwa methodology is used to lure individuals and groups and also to keep them on their assigned tracks. Most of the political parties and groups in Pakistan were founded by the intelligence agencies, not by the people. And there are always forgive and forget elements working between them for mutual benefit.
Expediency is often the prime objective; not the welfare of the people, nor the progress of the country. Politicians is a biradari. Aapas mein kabhi khafa, khabi khush but they never ignore their common bonds and common interests as a community or biradari. We, the commoners, do not belong to their community except for casting our vote or clapping in their 'jalsa and jaloos.'

Mumtaz A. Piracha
Good Governance Forum
Pakistan www.goodgovernanceforum.com