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Wannabe Finance Minister

Wannabe finance minister

Like the Titanic, our finance ministry is heading towards a dangerous iceberg. A head-on collision can tear a hole grievous enough to drag down the economic structure of the state.…

Let The Games Begin

Let the games begin

A Complicated election has given us a simple outcome. With a single party in charge of things, perhaps one can hope for some stability in the government. And with a…

Hafeez Caretaker PM?

Hafeez caretaker PM?

Dr Hafeez Sheikh's resignation as the Federal Minister for Finance has generated considerable speculation as to its reason. What fuelled these speculations was the fact that the Presidency issued a…

What Are The Caretakers Up To?

What are the caretakers up to?

The caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso received briefings from different ministries/departments and took more than a week to identify fifteen individuals as his cabinet members. One of the…

The Office Of Denial

The office of denial

There is a difference between a good and a bad finance minister: the former keeps his nation informed about the true state of the economy and prepares public opinion for…

PIA And ‘Aunty Gormint’

PIA and ‘Aunty Gormint’

I feel like Aunty Gormint, our social media sensation. Unfortunately my editors won’t let me speak like her. Our proud national carrier – the great people to fly with –…

Khoso’s Tasks

Khoso’s tasks

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is facing huge shortage in revenue collection despite resorting to all sorts of negative tactics and highhandedness, destroying the already fragile economy. The FBR…

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