Monday September 25, 2023
Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • September 24, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Measures v policy

    Administrative measures are actions, steps, or decisions taken by government officials or administrative bodies to address immediate issues....

  • September 17, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Informal sector

    According to Pakistan's official Labour Force Survey, the informal sector employs nearly 75 per cent of the working-age population. This sector...

  • September 10, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Demonetization?

    On November 8, 2016, the government of India invalidated the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes with the goal of achieving three main objectives: curbing...

  • September 03, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Devaluation

    Here’s a partial list of countries where currency devaluation has been a catalyst for protests at various points in recent history: Argentina,...

  • August 27, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Oil of the future

    The first oil well that launched the modern oil industry was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859. Copper is the ‘oil of the future’. Copper is an...

  • August 20, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Objective economy

    Here is a partial list of countries that have effectively depoliticized economic decision-making: Singapore, South Korea, Israel, Chile, Sweden,...

  • August 13, 2023

    Grand rescue

    On May 9, the State Bank of Pakistan found itself with a meagre $3.6 billion, barely sufficient to fund two weeks of imports. This dire...

  • August 06, 2023

    Capital suggestion: Belt and Road

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative , often dubbed the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Since its...

  • August 01, 2023

    Last chance?

    For a staggering 73 years, ever since our joining the IMF in 1950, we have been in and out of the IMF Emergency Ward not once, not twice, but a...

  • July 23, 2023

    Military diplomacy

    Military diplomacy has temporarily mitigated our economic emergency by a few months. Diplomatic military operations have managed to suppress the...