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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • June 16, 2019

    Happy chemicals

    Happiness means different things to different people. But, the ‘science of happiness’ has identified four common chemicals that are always...

  • June 09, 2019

    Dear prime minister

    Sir, you are the first prime minister after decades whose personal agenda – anti-corruption and anti-poverty – is perfectly aligned with our...

  • June 02, 2019

    A weaponised space

    Almost 4.5 billion are actively using the internet – growing at the rate of more than 10 users per second. Social media is shaping perceptions and...

  • May 26, 2019

    No more taxes

    Our government currently spends around Rs8 billion more per day than it takes in – that’s a loss of Rs2.9 trillion every year. There are two...

  • May 19, 2019

    US ‘coup manual’

    In October 2006, Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks, an “international non-profit organization that publishes new leaks and classified media...

  • May 12, 2019

    Weaponized finance

    Weaponization of finance is all about bringing into service financial instruments and tools in order to advance a country’s national security...

  • May 05, 2019

    What went wrong?

    What went wrong? The gas tariff went up into triple digits. The electricity tariff went up into double digits. And the dollar went up into double...