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Stirring up the soul, is it?

Is it déjà vu? Is it an illusion? Is it a knee-jerk? Is it real? Is it happening? These are all the questions that arise the minute the word “change”…

RIP Sartaj Aziz

ONE by one, those with a memory, and those who played a critical role navigating this country through the many crises it has passed through, are leaving us. The last…

Palestine exposes a vacuum in Pakistan

The crisis in the Middle East is going to further expose the helpless, rudderless, and purposeless nature of Pakistani leadership. Today’s Pakistani social contract is defined, more than anything else,…

India’s Potemkin reality

ndia hosted the G20 summit from September 9 to 10 in Delhi. But it was amusing to see the steps it took to make the city more appealing, skilfully hiding…

Journey of economic revival

On April 19, 2022, I faced the most challenging day of my life when I took on the role of federal minister for planning, development & special initiatives. I was…

Modi and the press

Towards the end of his recent visit to the US, Indian Prime Minister Modi and President Joe Biden held a joint press conference. Two reporters were invited to ask questions,…

Will Pakistan get a bailout?

In the aftermath of the Shehbaz Sharif government’s widely criticized budget, which was met with disdain by independent economists and also drew veiled criticism from the IMF, a last-minute attempt…