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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • April 21, 2019

    The fourth republic

    The First French Republic was founded in 1792. Yes, Paris “was plagued by food riots and mass hunger.” The new convention “did little to...

  • April 14, 2019

    Eight questions

    Dr Saleem Farrukh: "On the economic front, the single biggest achievement is the reduction in the current account deficit from $18 billion to $14...

  • April 07, 2019

    Dear Prime Minister

    Circular debt, for instance, has gone up to Rs1.6 trillion. This is the bomb waiting to explode. This is the burden that has to be borne by the 23...

  • March 31, 2019

    Self sufficiency in oil

    There are 208 million Pakistanis that collectively export goods and services worth $24 billion a year. Lo and behold, we end up spending more than...

  • March 24, 2019

    Pakistan Steel

    History: Pakistan Steel was profitable from 2000 till 2007, every single year. Accumulated profits over the period stood at Rs20 billion. Pakistan...

  • March 17, 2019

    Is it working?

    On August 20, 2018, sixteen members of the cabinet took oath of office. In August 2018, liquid foreign exchange reserves with the State Bank of...

  • March 10, 2019

    The Indo-Israeli nexus

    Every year, Israel supplies a billion dollars worth of advanced killing machines to India. India being the world’s largest buyer of arms Israel...