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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • June 13, 2021

    Defence budget

    Myth number 1: Pakistan’s defence budget takes away a major chunk of the total budgetary resources. Not true. In Budget 2021-22, ‘Defence...

  • June 06, 2021

    Tax promises

    Three years ago, the PTI Manifesto 2018, ‘The road to naya Pakistan’, made some two-dozen tax-related promises. The word ‘tax’ appears 43...

  • May 30, 2021

    Keeping receipts?

    The government of Pakistan raised an estimated Rs1,500 billion to “address the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.” In March 2020, PM Imran...

  • May 23, 2021

    Populist politics

    Populism is the “political science of providing simple answers to complex questions.” Populism is a “thin-centered ideology that considers...

  • May 09, 2021

    Political stability

    Economic growth depends on three things: accumulation of capital, human resources and technological advancement. Capital – including foreign...

  • May 02, 2021

    Vaccine blunder

    A man-made disaster of gigantic proportions is in the making: the government of Pakistan, with more than four dozen cabinet members, forgot to...

  • April 25, 2021

    Confusion

    There’s no team. There’s no vision. There’s no policy. How can there be any positive outcome for the country? Every project goes through four...

  • April 18, 2021

    Political stability

    There can be no real economic growth without political stability. In an empirically-driven study, a “sample covering 169 countries, and five-year...

  • April 11, 2021

    Debt trap

    Over the past 32 months, the PTI government has spent Rs10 trillion more than the government’s income. That’s the budgetary deficit. The...