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Financial inequality breeds contempt

Our society essentially stands divided into three classes. The elite class comprises the top bureaucrats both civil and military, business tycoons and politicians. Then follow two classes – the thinning…

Pakistan, and international global financial order

In the recently released report ‘Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia’ by International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of its comments on Pakistan’s economy was ‘For… Pakistan, policy interest…

Financial empire

Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about the rise of the United States’ industrial and financial empire. These descriptions include everything from journal and magazine articles to textbooks…

Financial crisis

Pakistan is currently going through the most severe economic crisis in its 75-year history, arguably worse than the period of economic sanctions following the 1998 nuclear tests. Financial experts agree…

Financial meltdown?

The 2008 global financial crisis was one of the worst human-made economic catastrophes. It cost millions of people their homes and billions of dollars in damages. Some economists were of…

Countering financial crimes

In recent days, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken many steps to enforce internal accountability mechanism to uproot corruption/malpractices within the organisation. The steps like making Chief Commissioners as…

Locking down with conditions

The advent of Covid-19 has pushed the world to a precipice: the twin crises of public health and economy can easily lead to both unforeseen and unpalatable changes in human…