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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • December 08, 2019

    The real indicator

    Moody’s moves Pakistan from ‘B3-negative’ to ‘B3-stable’: Is this something to cheer about? The fact is that ‘B3’ is the last category...

  • December 01, 2019

    The debt bomb

    From 1947 to 2008:over the 61-year period we had four governor-generals, nine presidents and twenty-three prime ministers. All of them put together...

  • November 17, 2019

    The gap

    Our cabinet is up in the Moon; the other 210 million Pakistanis down below. Up in the Moon, tomatoes sell for Rs17 per kilogram. Down below,...

  • November 03, 2019

    Purchasing power

    Purchasing power is the “financial ability to buy products and services”. A consumer’s purchasing power is that consumers’ “capacity to...

  • October 27, 2019

    Maulana, please reconsider

    External forces want to create chaos, pitch powers within Pakistan against each other and exploit our internal fissures. The aim is to weaken the...

  • October 20, 2019

    Confusion

    Confusion is defined as “uncertainty about what is happening, intended or required”. As far as the economy is concerned we know what is...

  • October 13, 2019

    Political calculus

    File photo.Maulana Fazlur Rehman is one of the shrewdest political brains in the country. Plus, he has the capacity to raise a protesting crowd. The...