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This is a ticking clock

The need for being absolutely accurate in our strategy for solving the immediate economic fragility has never been greater. Pakistan is teetering on the edge of an acute external sector…

India: a rogue state

A rogue state is defined as one that is repressive within and aggressive towards its neighbours. It supports and sponsors terrorism, has WMDs and is a threat to world peace.…

Roadmap

A roadmap is a “plan or a strategy intended to achieve a particular goal”. Our goal obviously is to stabilize the economy. Our goal obviously is to stabilize the rupee.…

‘Extension’

Outside the window of the PM’s Office, the sun was playing with the dew-touched lush greenery. A little further away, the peaks of the green hills of Margalla looked magnificently…

Staying alive

It is hard to envisage a worthwhile developmental effort without a country developing its own strategies, executing them, taking wrong turns and mending course when required. Sadly, such an effort…

Religious tourism

For the first time in Canada’s national history, November is being celebrated as Hindu Heritage Month. The resolution, presented by Chandra Arya, a Hindu member of the Canadian parliament, to…

Has Ishaq Dar lost his magic?

Statesmanship demands maintaining a delicate balance between economy and politics. Unfortunately, the scales world over have become excessively skewed towards politics. Last week, British Prime Minister Truss announced her intention…

Dar’s contentious dynamism

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s words and actions since his return last week have reminded many of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) government’s last finance minister, Shaukat Tarin. In fact, in many ways,…

The liquidity crunch

The last few months have seen a disorderly movement in key markets. High fluctuations of the rupee against all major currencies, abnormal increase in Pakistan’s credit default swaps and an…

Criminalizing dissent in Kashmir

Since the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution three years ago on August 5, 2019, Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has become a land where the silence of graveyards,…