Asim Jahangir

Asim Jahangir

An economist by training and a graduate student of Public Policy at Harvard University, who is interested in development problems specially in the fields of education and public service delivery.

Lt Yasir: Him and me

Something dawned on me the other day – disturbing and fascinating at the same time. It is related to the Mehran Base attack in Karachi. I could have known Lieutenant Yasir Abbas, the tough fighter and hero of the Mehran Base attack. I could have known Yaser. He could have been more than a bodyless hero, more than a random encounter in a restaurant, may be an acquaintance. We could have been really good friends. In fact, we could have been the same person. Let’s rewind a little. Once upon a time, I almost landed in the Pakistan Air Force. ...

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A procrastinator’s guide to studying

Organise: It is hard to find all your notes, past problem sets, highlighters and post-its when your desk looks as if a monkey had been dancing on it. Studying would be very unproductive if you can’t locate the right supplies at the right time, so you start with organising the desk. While doing that, you find a picture of you and your friend from high school at a picnic on the beach. You realise it’s been a while since you called him, so you decide to do that first. Concentrate: The rainy weather outside is adding to your exam anxiety, ...

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