Welfare State Archive

Communist Party’s comeback in Russia – by Shiraz Paracha: Twenty years after the peaceful split of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of Russia has made significant gains in the Russian parliamentary elections and has doubled the share of its votes. In the Sunday’s elections, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United
Questions to Dr. Farrukh Saleem – “Welfare State”: Dr. Farrukh Saleem has elucidated some very crucial points that he found out about while on a flight back from Canada to Pakistan. His discussion with a former resident of Mardan and now a permanent resident of Mississauga in
The wait for a messiah: In Pakistan, ‘Go, Musharraf, go!’ makes a better slogan than ‘Clean drinking water for all!’ – by Irfan Husain: Older readers will recognise this mantra from the past: “South Korea stole our first Five-Year Plan.” According to this urban legend, when a Korean was accused of this petty larceny by a Pakistani, he retorted: “Yes, but we implemented