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Shahid Mehmood

  • September 08, 2015

    China and the stock market

    The writer is a freelance contributor. Jim Chanos is a famous figure in American financial circles. He had rightly predicted the fall in the energy...

  • August 19, 2015

    Our misdiagnosed healthcare system

    Doctors are supposed to be saviours. And they are also supposed to be up to date about the practice methodologies, medicine and research in their...

  • July 28, 2015

    Why don’t we pay our taxes?

    The official number of taxpayers in Pakistan is one of the most depressing economic statistics to read. It is a heavily cited number in writings on...

  • July 08, 2015

    The ‘record’ reserves

    In the midst of the terrible death toll due to the heatwave in Karachi, a piece of ‘breaking news’ flashed in front of my eyes. It said that the...

  • June 25, 2015

    The Rs10,000 stamp

    This is a story that will resonate with almost everybody. This is a story that is a reflection of the endemic nature of corruption in our...

  • June 04, 2015

    The annual budget: an exercise in futility

    Budget season is here. People can’t stop talking about it. The media is abuzz and experts are in full demand to spill their pearls of wisdom...

  • May 09, 2015

    Will early market closure help?

    Here we go again. As expected, with the arrival of summer, problems related to the provision of electricity have raised their ugly head again. The...