Kaghaz ka Ghora – Paper Horse
Uxi Mufti’s book “Kaghaz ka Ghora” (paper horse) is a shadow of its past, reminding that bureaucracy is still a reminder of the colonial past and acts as a hurdle than a supporting function of the state. People need to rise against this to demand for a socially-just society.
Chapters like Culture Vulture, Snake and Ladder, Cart before the horse reflect the depth of his understanding of the institution. The book highlights critical trends like red tape, corruption, ignoring merit and jealousy. Four classes of bureaucracy were further divided into 22 grades. And a race for grades started there on and the biggest damage was done when in 1973.