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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,482
5024hr
Pakistan Cases
1,234,828
2,23324hr
4.23% positivity
Sindh
453,858
Punjab
426,639
Balochistan
32,828
Islamabad
104,764
KPK
172,498

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi

Opinion

Bad vision

Undoubtedly, there is someone out there who is far worse than I, when it comes to catching up on reading all the...
Published 19 Dec, 2020 03:02am
Opinion

Take off

If you are anything like me, you are probably eternally late on your reading, and throw most of the "to read stuff"...
Published 12 Dec, 2020 02:52am
Opinion

Private credit

Lately it was getting rather boring writing on the economy, which is the reason why there are already four episodes...
Published 05 Dec, 2020 03:01am
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
Markets

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
Markets

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
Markets

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