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Dr Farrukh Saleem
Dr Farrukh Saleem

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.

  • August 11, 2019

    US vs China

    The war between the US and China is getting hotter. Artificial intelligence is the new weapon of war. In the US corner are: Google, Microsoft,...

  • August 04, 2019

    Economic slowdown

    Let us divide up the economy into two categories: dollar-denominated and rupee- denominated. In August 2018, when the PTI took over the reins of the...

  • July 28, 2019

    Some good news

    Red alert: The economy is slowing down at a pace much faster than I had expected only a few weeks ago. This surely is stagflation – persistent...

  • July 21, 2019

    The tax net

    In 1958, FM Ayub Khan wanted to expand the tax net. In 1969, General Yahya Khan wanted to expand the tax net. In 1976, PM Bhutto tried to expand the...

  • July 15, 2019

    Zero reforms

    The government of Pakistan has signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund . The agreement has structural benchmarks, performance...

  • July 07, 2019

    The economic plan

    I think Dr Hafeez Shaikh has a plan. I think Dr Reza Baqir has a plan. I believe the two have jointly identified our financial ailments as: the...

  • June 30, 2019

    Six questions

    Fact 1: In May 2018, the rupee-dollar parity stood at Rs115 to-a-dollar. In May 2019, the same parity had dropped down to Rs157 a dollar. That’s a...