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Another economic disas-Dar

The Sharifs of London have miscalculated badly, but the costs of the miscalculation and the disas-Dar being unleashed on the economy are not going to be borne by them. Nor…

Economic pain: an illusion of choice

Pakistan is facing an illusion of false choices in managing its ongoing economic crisis. It can either return to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) without wasting any time. Or, it…

Political paralysis in Iraq hampers economic growth

A year since Iraq’s last elections, it remains without not only a new government but a budget too, obstructing much-needed reforms and infrastructure projects in the oil-rich but war-ravaged country.…

Political economics

The ongoing political protests and marches organized by opposition political parties and interest groups against the government have started a new wave of demonstrations and rallies, with the government public…

Impending economic doom

There is a global economic crisis at play here. More than a decade of cheap money is coming to an end, and global economies are now playing catch-up. The punch…

Dar, diplomacy & economic viability – I

“Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world. We do not cherish aggressive designs against any country or nation. We believe in…

Economic costs of judicial (in)actions [Part I]

Pakistan inherited a legal and judicial system from the British rulers. While the colonial masters have moved forward with time and modified their laws and procedures consistently, we are still…

Economic model

While it has long been blatantly obvious that the global economic model is not working for all, the rate of accumulation of wealth by a small minority is now breathtaking…