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Has Ishaq Dar lost his magic?

Statesmanship demands maintaining a delicate balance between economy and politics. Unfortunately, the scales world over have become excessively skewed towards politics. Last week, British Prime Minister Truss announced her intention…

Ishaq Dar’s Value

Ishaq Dar’s value

At one point during the budget speech, the difference between Ishaq Dar and his predecessors became fairly apparent. The finance minister was in the middle of a somewhat unnecessary tribute…

Begging Bowl, Inflation And Ishaq Dar! – II

Begging bowl, inflation and Ishaq Dar! – II

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) first quarter review of the 6.4 billion dollar Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on its website maintains that "risks to the outlook are tilted to the…

Begging Bowl, Inflation And Ishaq Dar! – I-

Begging bowl, inflation and Ishaq Dar! – I-

The PML-N manifesto promises have clearly taken a back seat to Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's economic policies on two counts: the begging bowl is not only out and strengthened…

The irreplaceable Samdhi Dar

To understand why the foreign minister replaced the finance minister at the CCI (Council of Common Interests) you only have to understand why Ishaq Dar was made foreign minister in…

To Dar or not

The prospect of Ishaq Dar’s return as finance minister in a PML-N government after the next elections will be a baffling choice. Even a delay in elections still leaves compelling…

Can economy afford another Dar tenure?

Key economic indicators reflect a worsening trend (as per data released by the Finance Division) in July-August 2023-24 against the comparable period of the year before: remittances declined by 21.6…

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…

The darkness deepens

They say the night is darkest before the dawn. On Monday, it couldn’t have gotten darker—somewhere, someone in place of authority, ensured it, maybe through incompetence or worse. Don’t be…

PKR in Daristan

The rupee-dollar parity during two tenures of Ishaq Dar as finance minister (2013-17 and 27 September 2022 to date) has invariably been a subject of general distress, including all the…