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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • May 19, 2019

    US ‘coup manual’

    In October 2006, Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks, an “international non-profit organization that publishes new leaks and classified media...

  • May 12, 2019

    Weaponized finance

    Weaponization of finance is all about bringing into service financial instruments and tools in order to advance a country’s national security...

  • May 05, 2019

    What went wrong?

    What went wrong? The gas tariff went up into triple digits. The electricity tariff went up into double digits. And the dollar went up into double...

  • April 28, 2019

    ‘Black economy’

    In Pakistan’s case, ‘black economy’ is the wrong term – gives an impression as if it is about drug cartels or money originating from...

  • April 21, 2019

    The fourth republic

    The First French Republic was founded in 1792. Yes, Paris “was plagued by food riots and mass hunger.” The new convention “did little to...

  • April 14, 2019

    Eight questions

    Dr Saleem Farrukh: "On the economic front, the single biggest achievement is the reduction in the current account deficit from $18 billion to $14...

  • April 07, 2019

    Dear Prime Minister

    Circular debt, for instance, has gone up to Rs1.6 trillion. This is the bomb waiting to explode. This is the burden that has to be borne by the 23...