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Ali Khizar

A directionless budget
Opinion

A directionless budget

The budget is built on expectations and assumptions (prayers) of global commodities to move out of the super cycle ...
Published 13 Jun, 2022 06:19am
Budget: initial impression
Opinion

Budget: initial impression

Initial impression suggests that the budget is a mix of austerity and election year spending. The thought process...
Published 11 Jun, 2022 06:41am
Govt still clueless
Opinion

Govt still clueless

There is total confusion and indecisiveness. When the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was formed the government,...
Updated 23 May, 2022 09:50am
The political battlefield
Opinion

The political battlefield

Last week, crucial economic and political decisions took place in London. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ...
Published 16 May, 2022 05:42am
Time is running out
Opinion

Time is running out

Pakistan is entering a near impossible situation. The country has probably never seen such weak political and...
Updated 09 May, 2022 07:44pm
A weak govt?
Opinion

A weak govt?

The new Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led government has taken charge on a weak footing. It is a coalition of...
Published 02 May, 2022 05:46am
An uphill battle
Opinion

An uphill battle

Last week was a roller coaster. The spillover of political uncertainties was felt severely on economic front. ...
Published 11 Apr, 2022 05:23am
No road to stability?
Opinion

No road to stability?

The political drama is reaching its climax. Multiple scenarios are possible; but perhaps none leads to a stable ...
Published 21 Mar, 2022 06:39am
The costs of inaction
Opinion

The costs of inaction

The political temperature is heating up. In the quest for survival, the tough economic decisions are kept on the...
Published 14 Mar, 2022 07:01am
Desperate times
Opinion

Desperate times

Just as a glimmer of hope appeared of life getting back to normalcy after economic shock of pandemic, the war ...
Published 07 Mar, 2022 06:07am
WACOG: about time!
Opinion

WACOG: about time!

WACOG (weighted average cost of gas) bill has been passed by the Senate. This is a landmark achievement, which would...
Published 21 Feb, 2022 07:25am
Think beyond ‘mafias’
Opinion

Think beyond ‘mafias’

Last week, Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) initiated an inquiry into suspected collusion by commercial ...
Published 31 Jan, 2022 05:28am