Shahab Jafry

‘Nationwide protests’?
Opinion

‘Nationwide protests’?

It seems the mainstream press is finally waking up to the social implications of the new tax regime. So far it’s...
Published 11 Jul, 2024 05:51am
Year of global shockwaves
Opinion

Year of global shockwaves

We’re only halfway through the year, and already 2024 has produced more high-voltage political shockwaves than any...
Published 04 Jul, 2024 06:28am
Yes-man democracy
Opinion

Yes-man democracy

Why all the fuss about dragging Ayub Khan out of his grave just to get at Omar Ayub Khan? The man has every right to...
Updated 23 May, 2024 05:49am
The AJK curtain-raiser
Opinion

The AJK curtain-raiser

I fear the recent unrest in AJK was not an isolated affair, nor does the delayed Rs35bn sweetener mean the end of ...
Published 16 May, 2024 06:28am
Labour Day thoughts
Opinion

Labour Day thoughts

Do you think the country’s labour class, especially daily wagers, spent the Labour Day holiday celebrating and...
Published 02 May, 2024 04:58am
Brent and Bibi
Opinion

Brent and Bibi

Two bunch of people would have started this week with long faces. One, swing traders with long Brent positions...
Published 18 Apr, 2024 03:24am
The irreplaceable Samdhi Dar
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The irreplaceable Samdhi Dar

To understand why the foreign minister replaced the finance minister at the CCI (Council of Common Interests) you...
Published 04 Apr, 2024 04:56am
Hawkish SBP, happy IMF
Opinion

Hawkish SBP, happy IMF

Some say it was stubborn food inflation that forced SBP’s hand at the MPC, combining with the usual Ramazan effect...
Updated 21 Mar, 2024 06:35am
‘Large and long’?
Opinion

‘Large and long’?

Not much of what new finance minister, Muhammad Aurangzeb, said in his first official media interaction was new –...
Published 14 Mar, 2024 03:00am
IMF programme will test SIFC
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IMF programme will test SIFC

Two is a trend, they say, and twice in two weeks now the market has shrugged off concerns of international rating...
Published 29 Feb, 2024 04:41am
Default, then?
Opinion

Default, then?

Fitch’s doubts about securing a post-SBA (Stand-By Arrangement) IMF lifeline show that even leading IFIs...
Published 22 Feb, 2024 06:55am
Mr Market’s periscope
Opinion

Mr Market’s periscope

Mr Market knows best, goes the old saying, so perhaps its best to look at the wild swings at the stock exchange to...
Published 15 Feb, 2024 05:39am
I’m not voting
Opinion

I’m not voting

None of the top politicians and political parties making promises about free houses and hundreds of electricity...
Updated 08 Feb, 2024 08:42pm
Joe Biden’s dilemma
Opinion

Joe Biden’s dilemma

The killing of three US servicemen in a drone strike on the Syrian-Jordanian border, claimed by Iran-backed group...
Published 01 Feb, 2024 04:52am
Maulana tries, and fails
Opinion

Maulana tries, and fails

For what it’s worth, Fazlur Rahman’s trip to Kabul has left me five hundred rupees richer. I bet with a...
Published 11 Jan, 2024 06:15am