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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

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    Capital suggestion: Alarm bells

    Current account deficit: our current account deficit surged by a whopping 48 percent to an unmanageable $9 billion in the first seven months of the...

  • February 27, 2018

    The next 14 days

    Accountability Court-1 Judge Mohammad Bashir, who is hearing graft cases against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members, retires...

  • February 18, 2018

    Horse-trading

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  • February 04, 2018

    Fake news

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  • January 28, 2018

    Capital suggestion: Why do nations fail?

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  • January 21, 2018

    Another amnesty

    In 1958, Field Marshal Ayub Khan, Pakistan’s first martial law ruler, announced the country’s first tax amnesty scheme. Pakistan’s first...

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