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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

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    White-collar crime

    White-collar crime is a “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”. White-collar...

  • October 07, 2018

    Change

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    $10 billion a year

    In March 2017, the US Department of State released its ‘International Narcotics Control Strategy Report’. According to the Report, “The...

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    To the IMF?

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  • September 16, 2018

    Anti-corruption

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  • September 09, 2018

    $1 trillion

    Corruption kills. Yes, 290,000 newborn Pakistanis die every year before the end of their first month. Yes, 176, 400 Pakistani children die annually...

  • September 02, 2018

    Rs54 billion a year

    Austerity is practised at two levels: economic and political. At the economic level, austerity is an attempt to reduce the government’s budgetary...

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