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Imran Khan’s political future

The noose of political annihilation appears to be tightening around the neck of Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Considering the exposure of the party’s foreign (prohibited) funding…

Political Economy Of Reforms

Political economy of reforms

There is a perceptible gap between the recognition of the need for reforms and their actual implementation. Hence the feeling that ‘verbal reforms’ outnumber actual reforms. Why is there this…

FY23 budget: need for fiscal reforms

“He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think but the will to act” – Plato The coalition government of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM),…

Dealing with ‘debtocracy’

Total debt servicing increased by around 57 percent during FY 2018-19 compared with last fiscal year which was driven by higher domestic interest payments (on account of rise in domestic…

Debtocracy & enslavement

All indicators show that our economic managers, due to imprudent economic and tax policies, have pushed Pakistan into chronic, unremitting, unceasing debt-enslavement. Debtocracy, a term yet to become part of…

Decapitating the leadership

NAWAZ Sharif is handed another jail sentence and Asif Ali Zardari’s fate hangs in the balance after a damning indictment  in a money-laundering investigation. Though foretold, the two events this week bring…

The Crisis Of Pakistan

The crisis of Pakistan

Within the fog of politics lurks the crisis of Pakistan. If you look carefully, the phantom is morphing into a monster, with tentacles spread across the entire landscape. But our…

Breaking The Kashmir Deadlock

Breaking the Kashmir deadlock

All accounts originating from Indian Occupied Kashmir have confirmed that the angry Kashmiri youth is significantly slipping towards violence. Fear of detention and harassment and the various cases of police…

Carousel Of Mistrust

Carousel of mistrust

The scene is darker than night and blacker than Vantablack. The opposition rubs its hands in glee and smacks its lips. The government is beleaguered but defiant. A cold shiver…

No More Commissions Please

No more commissions please

The tug of war on forming a commission under the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act 1956 (the government has already written a letter to this effect) or under a special…