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The Jiyalas And The Red Shirts

The jiyalas and the red shirts

A grenade attack on the home of a PPP candidate in Peshawar is followed by a deadly suicide attack on an Awami National Party rally in the city. Events of…

Mandviwalla Vs Sheikh

Mandviwalla vs Sheikh

Serious charges are surfacing against the newly appointed Finance Minister Saleem H. Mandviwalla and lately the three-year reign of Dr Hafeez Sheikh marked by unsustainable reliance on domestic borrowing, poorly…

Pakistan’s Economy – I

Pakistan’s economy – I

Alongsides is the first part of a three-part series by an economist who has reflected on his more than half a century involvement with the country's economy. Pakistan has had…

A Futile Debate

A futile debate

According to recent media reports, opinions in the Planning Commission (PC) and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) are poles apart over how to sort out the current fiscal and…

A Careless Caretaker Government

A careless caretaker government

There was no dearth of warnings about the impending economic crisis prior to the induction of the interim government. The PPP-led government had followed policies that led to a dire…

Quaid’s Vision Of Foreign Policy

Quaid’s vision of foreign policy

The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned the newly independent Muslim state's foreign policy to be one of "peace with all, and enmity with none". Pakistan must…

Debt And Fiscal Policy Statements 2012-13

Debt and fiscal policy statements 2012-13

Two important documents, namely, Fiscal Policy Statement and Debt Policy Statement for 2012-13, released on 4th February 2013 by the Debt Policy Co-ordination Office of Ministry of Finance, while expressing…

Taking A Chance With Democracy

Taking a chance with democracy

A British prime minister once said he “hated elections” and compared them to “medicine which you’ve got to have”. But for us fair elections are no bitter medicine. In fact,…