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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • August 26, 2018

    Stolen asset recovery

    Sani Abacha ruled Nigeria from 1993 to 1998 as the 10th head of state. Olusegun Obasanjo, the 12th president of Nigeria, accused Abacha of looting...

  • August 19, 2018

    $60 billion

    Did you know that the government of Pakistan buys goods and services worth around $60 billion, or Rs7.5 trillion, a year every year? What this means...

  • August 12, 2018

    $26 billion

    Red alert: Our external financing needs will mount to $45 billion by 2022. For this year, our gross external financing needs stand at a colossal $26...

  • August 05, 2018

    Moving forward

    Government procurement: The magnitude of government procurement is around $60 billion a year . Estimates vary widely, but up to 50 percent of goods...

  • July 29, 2018

    Challenges ahead

    History is being re-written. For the first time in Pakistan’s electoral history, a non-dynastic political party will form the government. For the...

  • July 22, 2018

    Who will be the PM?

    Will Nawaz Sharif’s presence in Pakistan increase the PML-N’s vote-bank? Will Pakistani voters buy Nawaz Sharif’s anti-establishment,...

  • July 15, 2018

    Do we need dams?

    The Indus Basin provides us with a total annual flow of 145MAF . The total annual flow has four major components: Indus 89MAF; Jhelum 22MAF, Chenab...