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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • July 21, 2019

    The tax net

    In 1958, FM Ayub Khan wanted to expand the tax net. In 1969, General Yahya Khan wanted to expand the tax net. In 1976, PM Bhutto tried to expand the...

  • July 15, 2019

    Zero reforms

    The government of Pakistan has signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund . The agreement has structural benchmarks, performance...

  • July 07, 2019

    The economic plan

    I think Dr Hafeez Shaikh has a plan. I think Dr Reza Baqir has a plan. I believe the two have jointly identified our financial ailments as: the...

  • June 30, 2019

    Six questions

    Fact 1: In May 2018, the rupee-dollar parity stood at Rs115 to-a-dollar. In May 2019, the same parity had dropped down to Rs157 a dollar. That’s a...

  • June 16, 2019

    Happy chemicals

    Happiness means different things to different people. But, the ‘science of happiness’ has identified four common chemicals that are always...

  • June 09, 2019

    Dear prime minister

    Sir, you are the first prime minister after decades whose personal agenda – anti-corruption and anti-poverty – is perfectly aligned with our...

  • June 02, 2019

    A weaponised space

    Almost 4.5 billion are actively using the internet – growing at the rate of more than 10 users per second. Social media is shaping perceptions and...