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Abdul Sattar
Abdul Sattar

  • February 22, 2024

    What the future holds

    The government is also likely to increase the burden of existing taxpayers instead of imposing an agriculture tax

  • February 14, 2024

    Beyond the polls

    No messiah from political elite talked about exit strategy from vicious circle of external and internal debt

  • February 01, 2024

    Where’s our political wisdom?

    They believe that his rhetoric against political class of country isolated him

  • January 24, 2024

    How to achieve economic prosperity

    This prompts many to assert that Pakistan can also be an economic power if it wants

  • December 11, 2023

    Economic half-truths

    After pushing Pakistan’s economy towards partial deindustrialisation, the pundits of the neo-liberal world have come up again with a new...

  • November 24, 2023

    Learning nothing from history

    PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif at the stage during a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, on October 21, 2023, in this...

  • November 10, 2023

    The spectre of annihilation

    Palestinians walk through a ravaged street following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, on October 10, 2023. — AFPThe recent statement of an Israeli...

  • October 30, 2023

    Rejecting the law of the jungle

    A man stands amid the rubble of a building in the aftermath of the Israeli bombing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2023. —...

  • October 21, 2023

    How to help the people

    How to help the people. The News/FileThe drastic reduction in petroleum prices has led to sighs of relief among the people of the country, who had...

  • October 14, 2023

    Arab-Israeli conflict through history: Part - II

    In part one of this article, I tried to dispel the impression that the creation of Israel was purely and primarily for persecuted Jews, arguing...

  • October 13, 2023

    Arab-Israeli conflict through history: Part - I

    The Hamas attack on Israel and the consequential bombardment of Gaza by Israel has not only triggered a heated debate over the Palestinian issue but...

  • October 05, 2023

    The solid waste challenge

    Solid waste generation rates are on the rise across the world. One of the factors fuelling this generation is the rising trend of promoting a...

  • September 20, 2023

    Countering market fundamentalism

    Amidst a deep economic and financial crisis, the pundits of the neoliberal world are again prescribing a recipe for disaster, piling pressure on the...

  • September 15, 2023

    The reunion of the elite

    While the announcement of a new economic corridor at the recently held G20 summit may have created a ripple of excitement, it also indicates that...

  • September 06, 2023

    Investment-friendly Pakistan?

    The Pakistani ruling elite routinely makes tall claims about attracting massive investment that it believes can transform the country. Sections of...

  • August 29, 2023

    Living in a nightmare

    The recent protests against inflated bills seem to be suggesting that people are no longer ready to tolerate the skyrocketing inflation that has...

  • August 19, 2023

    Back to the status quo

    The recent hasty legislation carried out by parliament clearly indicates that the houses of public representatives have become merely a rubber...

  • August 02, 2023

    The fault was in our policies

    The terrible terrorist attack in Bajaur shows that, despite having sacrificed more than 70,000 lives and suffering financial losses worth over $100...

  • July 19, 2023

    Saving democracy

    When the dark era of Gen Ziaul Haq ended abruptly in 1988, it rekindled the hopes of millions that Pakistan would be on the right track.Most people...

  • July 12, 2023

    A perpetual identity crisis ( Part - II)

    Indian scholar Homi K Bhabha’s analysis of ‘mimicry’ seems more realistic. The argument that mimicry has an element of menace that disrupts...

  • July 11, 2023

    A perpetual identity crisis: Part - I

    Literary terms or concepts like ‘mimicry’ cannot be understood without some knowledge about colonialism and its impacts on developing countries,...

  • July 03, 2023

    Beyond neoliberal policies

    As recent events have shown, it seems that those who were behind the incident of May 9 will not be spared, and the authorities seem to have taken...

  • June 22, 2023

    Western policies and immigration

    The recent boat tragedy off the Greek shores has saddened the entire nation, prompting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to announce a day of mourning....

  • June 07, 2023

    Need for reflection

    Former prime minister Imran Khan who promoted the politics of hate and created deep divides in Pakistan’s political social environment for years...

  • May 23, 2023

    Where Imran went wrong

    After holding a mammoth gathering in Lahore in 2011, former prime minister Imran Khan had created an impression that his party believed in a...

  • May 16, 2023

    Can America ignore us?

    The US does not seem to be concerned about the financial difficulties Pakistan is going through despite the fact that Pakistan has been an ally of...

  • April 20, 2023

    It’s all the same

    Socialist countries have often been accused of following one-party rule, banning other parties from participating in politics. In the past, the...

  • April 16, 2023

    Macron’s vision

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to China augurs well for a world that faces the possibilities of conflicts in Europe and Asia. The...

  • April 08, 2023

    Finland joins Nato

    Finland recently joining Nato may have created a ripple of excitement among warmongers sitting in the power corridors of London, Paris and...

  • March 31, 2023

    Khan’s strategy

    The recent political manoeuvrings of Imran Khan have created an impression that he is a true Machiavellian. In his recent speech at a public...

  • March 23, 2023

    Salvation lies in ending conflict

    It is a bitter fact that neighbours cannot be changed and altering geographical contiguity is next to impossible. That said, throughout history...

  • March 16, 2023

    The Iran-Saudi pact

    The recent rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia has created a ripple of excitement among the people of the region, who have been badly...

  • March 10, 2023

    Political entanglements

    When the coalition government replaced the PTI-led government last year to clear what it called the mess created by the gross incompetence of Imran...

  • March 04, 2023

    Making good with the neighbour

    Various circles in Pakistan have once again suggested normalization of relations between Pakistan and India. Some economists assert that...

  • February 23, 2023

    Our politicians’ dilemma

    The recent move by President Arif Alvi to announce the date for provincial elections has plunged the country into a new political crisis. This...

  • February 15, 2023

    The politics of narratives

    As millions of Pakistanis continue to bear the brunt of inflation and poverty, the political elite finds new narratives to fool the hapless people...

  • February 09, 2023

    Pakistan’s import mania

    The recent decision by the government to lift the ban on import luxury vehicles shows that our ruling elite has a tendency to squander taxpayers’...

  • February 02, 2023

    Tackling militancy

    The January 30 terror attack inside a mosque in Peshawar has terrified the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , who had been warning the government of the...

  • January 25, 2023

    Digital inclusion

    The early years of the coronavirus pandemic brought so many changes to our lifestyle, including the way we conduct businesses. During the first two...

  • January 17, 2023

    Growing discontent

    Interacting with people has always been one of the main components of the art of ruling. In India, the panchayat system in villages ensures that...

  • January 09, 2023

    Privatization is not the answer

    Financial pundits have been sharing half-truths to make a case for the neoliberal agenda, especially the privatization of state-owned entities. They...

  • January 01, 2023

    Biden’s budget

    From the UK to Germany and the US to India, inflation has affected billions of people. Not only are working-class people in several countries...

  • December 14, 2022

    How to challenge a dogma - Part III

    The West and other capitalist countries have thrived on the ruthless exploitation of not only smaller states but also their own people. These...

  • December 08, 2022

    How to challenge a dogma - Part II

    The economic prosperity of the US, the sole superpower of our time, could only be possible due to labour exploitation. Four million African slaves...

  • November 30, 2022

    How to challenge a dogma - Part I

    A few weeks ago, former finance minister Dr Miftah Ismail created a small political and social storm in the country by speaking out about the elite...