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‘A Harmful Trend In Banking Sector’

‘A harmful trend in banking sector’

Apropos editorial 'A harmful trend in banking sector', I find it necessary to highlight some of the important and relevant missing links that need more attention and clarity. It seems…

Tax Reform, Not Aid Please

Tax reform, not aid please

The BBC has reported that a group of British MPs have asked the British “government to withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from…

The Worst Era Ever?

The worst era ever?

The last PPP government is frequently termed as Pakistan’s worst. Some use such assessments to merely lambast the PPP. Others argue that incompetence was so extraordinary that it proves that…

The Rise Of India

The rise of India

Can India become a great power? This question is taken up by the weekly Economist in its March 27 edition. New Delhi, as the weekly sees it, has the potential…

Five Long Years

Five long years

I have been writing on economic issues for almost four years. In each article, the growing weaknesses of Pakistan’s economy and policy inaction have been identified and suggestions made to…

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name?

Is it just me or is the general, mainly Western-led, reaction to the Brics summit held in Durban this week a tad too sceptical and curmudgeonly? Goldman Sachs Asset Management…

Lessons From Cyprus

Lessons from Cyprus

A few years down memory lane, who would’ve thought that Cyprus – the Russian tax haven and the hub of a massive banking bubble – would bear such a mammoth…