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Kaiser Bengali

  • April 23, 2022

    Theatres of abuse

    Pakistan is not new to contentious politics. However, the last decade has seen the rise of a politics of abuse and violence, with no one and no...

  • April 13, 2022

    Economic challenges

    The ousted PTI government, claiming that it had inherited an economic mess, has left behind a situation bordering on disarray.Two headline variables...

  • March 22, 2022

    Addressing economic distortions

    The political turmoil around the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government is unlikely to be a short-lived affair. If...

  • January 28, 2022

    Anatomy of the Seventh NFC

    The National Finance Commission is locked in a stalemate. Constitutionally mandated to give an Award for distribution of federal tax revenues, it...

  • 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...