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Abid Hasan
Abid Hasan

  • April 02, 2020

    Don’t beg, just tax the wealthy

    For decades our leaders and elite have chosen to beg and borrow overseas, even to deliver the very basic functions of state. No wonder we are known...

  • March 27, 2020

    Lockdown the IMF progamme

    The global economy is facing a plunge into uncharted waters. No one alive has experienced an economic nosedive this sudden. In country after...

  • June 25, 2019

    An uncertain future

    Prior to the 2018 elections, the PTI promised heaven-like conditions and a bright future for when it came into power. It is close to a year now...

  • October 21, 2018

    Band-aid or real reform?

    Although past IMF support prevented serious foreign exchange shortages, their ‘band-aid’ conditions enabled Pakistan’s irresponsible rulers to...

  • June 08, 2018

    A crisis of our own making

    The print, electronic and social media narratives on the Kishanganga Dam would have the citizens believe that Pakistan’s water crisis is because...

  • June 03, 2018

    The cares of a caretaker

     President Mamnoon Hussain administering the oath of office to Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk as Caretaker Prime Minister at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Former Prime...

  • April 10, 2018

    Tax amnesty: chasing shadows

    The first-ever tax amnesty programme was announced in 300 BC in Egypt by Ptolemy V to please the priesthood and consolidate power. Since then, tax...