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Pakistan’s Summer Madness

Pakistan’s summer madness

There has been an unexpected mix of stern criticism and curiosity on my last article, ‘The builder of sandcastles’ (July 13). The angry reaction of the major political parties was…

When Physicians Fall Sick

When physicians fall sick

All these years, we have been trying to decipher Karachi’s maladies while searching for their remedies. At this time, we are in the midst of a targeted operation that was…

The Isis Crisis

The Isis crisis

Isis is supposed to have ‘morphed’ within barely a month from an insurgency group in Syria into more or less a regular army in Iraq. It is flush with money…

Budget: With An Eye On IMF

Budget: with an eye on IMF

Let us begin by acknowledging that the budget has a sprinkling of good measures. The most prominent of these is the effort to incentivise the documentation of the economy —…

Dar Sahib’s Budget

Dar Sahib’s budget

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will be making the budget speech in the National Assembly today (Tuesday, June 3). Last year, any limitations in the budget could be excused because of…

Social Contract

Social contract

There are many theories about the origin of the state and its role in the life of its citizens. One view is that the state is inherently an oppressive institution,…

The Endless Race

The endless race

Since the advent of the nuclear age in South Asia, the region faces the terrifying prospect of a future nuclear holocaust resulting from a full-scale war between Pakistan and India.…

Yellen Gives The Green Light For More Stock Gains

Yellen gives the green light for more stock gains

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen signalled that rational exuberance is just fine. That, at least, is how some of America's largest money managers interpreted her comments on Wednesday suggesting interest…