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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • November 11, 2018

    The power sector

    Fact 1: Pakistan’s installed electricity generation capacity has gone up from 20,774 MW in 2013 to 33,801 MW in 2018 – an increase of 13,027 MW....

  • November 04, 2018

    E-governance

    Why are Malaysians better off than Pakistanis? Why is Singapore ahead of Pakistan? Amazingly, there are only two differences: state institutions in...

  • October 28, 2018

    Economic strategy

    On August 18, Imran Khan took oath as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister. On August 18, an English-language newspaper carried the following headline:...

  • October 21, 2018

    Moving forward

    First the bad news: our current deficit has risen from $3.1 billion in 2013-14 to over $18 billion. The circular debt in the electricity sector...

  • October 14, 2018

    White-collar crime

    White-collar crime is a “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”. White-collar...

  • October 07, 2018

    Change

    Corruption is “the abuse of public office for private gain ”. A couple of years ago, the World Bank estimated that public procurement in...

  • September 30, 2018

    $10 billion a year

    In March 2017, the US Department of State released its ‘International Narcotics Control Strategy Report’. According to the Report, “The...