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‘Worst yet to come’

On October 11, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its biannual World Economic Outlook, said, “global growth is expected to fall from 6 per cent in 2021 to 3.2 per…

Plotistan and its discontents

The country is obsessed with housing schemes. In a drive through any urban, or even semi-urban centre, one’s visual senses are overwhelmed by new housing societies propping all over the…

What have the floods taught us?

“Allah was angry with us when the rain came” – this was the response by most people under the wrath of the catastrophic floods this monsoon season. The extent of…

Lessons from China

Prime Minister Imran Khan met the Chinese prime minister last week and requested him for a strong collaboration between the Pak University of Engineering and Emerging Technologies being established in…

Amateur hour – extended remix

The last time Pakistan had a new army chief was in 2016. By 2017, the twin towers of public discourse decision-making in Pakistan had had enough. They decided that one…

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…

Post-flood havoc

Both poverty and hunger are on the rise as the result of heavy monsoon rains and floods which not only washed away crops, homes and livestock but also livelihood, hopes…

Capital suggestion : Daronomics II

Ishaq Dar is a miracle man. He has pulled the rupee from the abyss the rupee was falling into. Daronomics I (2013-17) gave us three things: a stable rupee, economic…

A plan for climate change

The recent floods in Pakistan are a manifestation of climate change. This is not a call but an irreversible shock to the country. We need to now analyze and anticipate…