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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • March 29, 2020

    Food supply

    Wheat: We consume an average of 115 kg of wheat per capita per year for a total of 25 million tons a year. We produced 25.6 million tons last year...

  • March 22, 2020

    War chest

    Red alert: Unless the government comes up with a solid Rs6 trillion war-chest our economy is heading towards disaster. We must fight two wars: one...

  • March 15, 2020

    Emergency

    Fact 1: Coronavirus cases “increase in exponential fashion”. On January 23, “China’s Hubei province had 444 confirmed cases. A week later,...

  • March 08, 2020

    Power emergency

    Circular debt is the biggest of all bombs and, therefore, the biggest of our challenges. To be certain, the very foundation of an economy is the...

  • March 01, 2020

    Ten questions

    First question: The Monthly Review on Price Indices by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics states that over the past 12 months the prices of...

  • February 23, 2020

    The Kejriwal model

    The Aam Aadmi Party : In 2011, a wave of demonstrations took place across India under the ‘India-Against-Corruption ’ movement. In 2012, the Aam...

  • February 16, 2020

    The real disease

    Pakistanis consume 24 million tons of wheat a year and are paying Rs70 for a kilogram of flour. The price of flour outside of Pakistan is the...