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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • January 13, 2019

    Course correction

    Two pieces of good news: exports are up 15 percent and the trade deficit is down five percent. I have been writing a weekly column for the past two...

  • January 06, 2019

    Alarm bells

    Alarm bell number 1: Never in our history have our net international reserves stood at negative $11 billion. Are we facing an economic crisis? An...

  • December 30, 2018

    Bleeding economy

    Our economy has been bleeding profusely – and it continues to bleed. The three major sources are: public procurements, public-sector enterprises...

  • December 28, 2018

    Broadsheet investigations

    On June 20, 2000, the government of Pakistan, by and through the National Accountability Bureau , signed an ‘asset recovery agreement’ with...

  • December 23, 2018

    Wealth creation

    The PM of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is bent upon ‘creating wealth’ within Pakistan. The FBR must understand that “tax is a by-product...

  • December 16, 2018

    Performance check

    In 2001, British PM Tony Blair made four campaign promises: education, health, crime and transport. After winning the election, Tony Blair created...

  • December 09, 2018

    Good news

    The good news is that Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman Osamu Suzuki has said that his company is planning to invest $450 million by setting up...