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Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi

Opinion

In the foot

It was bad enough that we made a mess of an already horrible system of selecting a King, now the Americans seem to ...
Published 14 Nov, 2020 02:52am
Opinion

The barometer

It is not that I do not wish to keep learning, keep acquiring knowledge and someday perhaps get wise, and it is not...
Published 07 Nov, 2020 02:39am
Opinion

Consequences

Apropos a recent front page news in an English-language daily, that the Prime Minister was angered over delay in...
Updated 24 Oct, 2020 03:12am
Opinion

Economic satire: episode - I

In a library with wall to wall shelves stacked with books, the four gentlemen sat on vintage wingback chairs around...
Published 17 Oct, 2020 03:08am
Opinion

The taxman

Writing about the taxman can be injurious to your health; even if it is all praise, because the taxman, like the ...
Published 10 Oct, 2020 03:02am
Opinion

Impoverished by democracy?

Right after last week's title, this one probably is sufficient circumstantial evidence for many to argue that my...
Published 03 Oct, 2020 02:45am
Opinion

What might have been

ARTICLE: Over the years, I distinctly recall that, at a minimum, twice have my columns flirted with "What if"...
Published 29 Aug, 2020 02:49am
Opinion

Nothing

ARTICLE: As the old joke goes, sometimes you don't feel like taking a dip in the pool; sometimes you really want to...
Published 22 Aug, 2020 03:24am
Opinion

Imports - Jamais Vu

ARTICLE: Fine, the title has nothing much to do with anything hereunder; unfortunately, imports should have been the...
Published 15 Aug, 2020 02:41am
Opinion

Coasian bargaining

ARTICLE: Dear Readers, Eid Mubarak! And the return of the lockdown! Notwithstanding that the Government's strategy...
Published 01 Aug, 2020 01:12am
Opinion

Fused

ARTICLE: On a roll here - actually followed the plan and read, or at least tried to read the "Report on the Power...
Published 25 Jul, 2020 02:49am
Opinion

More sour than sweet

ARTICLE: The good news is that I finally got around to reading the "Report of The Commission of Inquiry constituted...
Published 18 Jul, 2020 02:47am
Opinion

Economy - the least problem

ARTICLE: This column, for the last couple of weeks or more, has been building arguments to support the view that the...
Updated 11 Jul, 2020 03:11am
Opinion

So many keys

ARTICLE: To say that economic growth has been the most vexing problem for our national leadership for the last three...
Published 04 Jul, 2020 03:02am
Opinion

Before the key

ARTICLE: Our quest for the key to economic growth continues. Albeit, this time around we need to be a lot more...
Published 27 Jun, 2020 02:55am
Opinion

Not easy

ARTICLE: The days for being imaginative are upon us; after all Budgets and economic reviews in a developing nation,...
Published 20 Jun, 2020 04:13am
Opinion

Key

ARTICLE: The key to economic growth is definitely not free market capitalism; as they say, the proof of the pudding...
Published 14 Jun, 2020 03:09am
Opinion

Two horses

ARTICLE: This week we continue where we left of last week: the tale of two horses. Those who missed out on the...
Updated 14 Jun, 2020 01:29am