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Kaiser Bengali

  • September 27, 2021

    The Afghanistan debate

    The Taliban victory in Afghanistan has elicited strong reactions. At one end, Islamists the world over are celebrating.; at the other end,...

  • September 11, 2021

    Reviving the economy - Part II

    The first part of this article spoke about how it’s time the state reengineered its economy. Here are some of the measures that the state can...

  • September 10, 2021

    Reviving the economy - Part I

    The dramatic developments in Afghanistan can possibly land Pakistan in a repeat of the post-Soviet withdrawal scenario. The US and the West can...

  • May 24, 2021

    A plea for Balochistan

    The emerging situation in Afghanistan is indicative of a political and military meltdown, with serious multi-pronged security consequences for...

  • May 08, 2021

    The finance minister’s statement

    Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen’s May 5 press conference was a breath of fresh air after a decade of fuddling and muddling on the economic front,...

  • January 09, 2021

    A matter of trust

    The federal government has called for acceptance of the 2017 Census results “in the national interest” and promised a fresh census at an early...

  • August 18, 2020

    Spotlight on Karachi

    The four-party agreement on Karachi — encompassing the PPP, MQM, PTI and NDMA — is a welcome development. Reportedly, the agreement is limited...

  • May 30, 2020

    NFC: maneuverings and equity

    The writer was Sindh’s non-statutory member of the 7th NFC and Balochistan’s non-statutory member of the 9th NFC.The 10th NFC has been...

  • May 14, 2020

    Amplifying port benefits

    Amidst the daily grind of grim news relating to Covid-19 infections and deaths has come one welcome development, showing that life goes on.The news...

  • April 13, 2020

    In defence of Tareen, et al

    The sugar subsidy controversy is swirling around Jahangir Tareen, Khusro Bakhtiar and others for receiving a rather hefty subsidy for exporting...