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Malicious Intent

Malicious intent

Capital suggestion June 15, October 12: One, Operation Zarb-e-Azb has managed to break the back of terrorists and their sponsors. Two, more and more evidence is piling up that the…

Troubled Farmers

Troubled farmers

Pakistan’s  economic growth has been faltering for many years. In this environment, recent gains reaped by the economy due to a turnaround in agricultural production have gone unnoticed. Last year,…

Zarb-e-Azb And Beyond

Zarb-e-Azb and beyond

As the Pakistani civil-military leadership looks via hindsight and takes stock of Operation Zarb-e-Azb with a sense of satisfaction, I am trying to do a bit of crystal-ball gazing as…

Irritatingly Oppressive Taxes – I

Irritatingly oppressive taxes – I

The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid a walkout by the Opposition during the 13th sitting of the 23rd session on June 23, 2015. According to Free and…

The Face Value Of Low Interest Rates

The face value of low interest rates

In a rather surprising move the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), while announcing the monetary policy at a press conference last weekend, reduced the interest rate to a…

Midway Budget

Midway budget

Finance minister Ishaq Dar is preparing to give his budget speech next week at exactly the midway point in his government’s tenure. This will be his third budget speech, and…