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On the brink : The Friday Column

Pakistan is being pushed to the brink. It may not be wrong to presume that it is well-nigh there, staring down into the abyss. The sordid happenings of the last…

By-elections and beyond

The by-elections scheduled to be held in 20 constituencies throughout Punjab are likely to have a monumental effect on both the current political situation in the country and what may…

The game is on

Has the PDM government successfully reversed roles in a game that Imran Khan played better than cricket for eight years? In children’s versions of the game of Chor-Sipahi (Cops and…

Stability: Dhaka vs Islamabad

A lot of people ask why Bangladesh has been able to manufacture over a decade of economic growth enabling political stability. Part of the answer casts the intensity and transformative…

Not enough

On June 17, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face 18 criminal charges: One count of conspiracy to commit computer…

Political circus: will this ever end?

Perhaps, the immediate answer from any of my compatriots to this interrogative caption is, no. A vehement, no. There is no likelihood of peace between the warring factions of the…

Pakistan’s long FATF ordeal

The world has evolved into a global village due to technological advancements, connectivity and integration with each other—all these increasing by each passing day. Though it is making life much…

The FATF ordeal

The four-day-long sixth plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded on March 4, 2022 with adoption of amendment to recommendation 24 and its interpretive note. The purpose…

FATF & real estate reforms

The real estate sector is an attractive sector for money launderers. They conceal their illegitimate earnings, disguising their identities and laundering funds. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is considering revision…