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Remembering Al-Farabi

Remembering great minds who contributed to the flourishing of civilisations is a commendable activity. It reminds us how hundreds of years ago, those who sought knowledge travelled across countries despite…

Oil prices, virus, instability put Algeria on edge

Algeria faces economic and social turmoil if crude prices continue to collapse, experts have warned, with the oil-dependent country reeling from a year of popular protests, political turmoil and now,…

Hero-worship

Turkish epic TV serial Dirils Ertugrul, made on the life of a 13th century nomad tribal warrior, has taken the non-Arab Muslim world by storm. There are however historical, political…

Analysing ‘tax expenditure

We don’t do charity in Germany. We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments’ responsibilities”—Henning Wehn, a German stand-up comedian The announcement of budget 2020-21 on June 12, 2020…

Allama Iqbal on equitable taxation

In this article, we are highlighting the ideas of the great thinker, philosopher and poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, on economics and taxation. He is popularly praised and acknowledged as Musawwir-e-Pakistan…

On geo-economics

This article examines the idea of geoeconomics, its offensive deployment against Pakistan, and how a defensive response can be organised. Conceptually, geoeconomics encapsulates one premise and two recommendations. By the…

Fear and poverty

Poverty of a nation or a people cannot be attributed to denials from Providence or hardships of circumstances. It is rather linked with the lack of ideas in a people.…