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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,206
7124hr
Pakistan Cases
1,223,841
2,58024hr
4.69% positivity
Sindh
450,126
Punjab
421,800
Balochistan
32,757
Islamabad
104,114
KPK
171,072

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The usual suspects

Kudos to the Planning Commission for standing up for development! Well, for standing up somewhat, as far as numbers are
Published 08 Jul, 2019 06:34am
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Tyranny of optimism

Politicians, when in power, share a unique trait with tech entrepreneurs. It’s the trait of optimism on the basis of whi
Published 05 Jul, 2019 06:09am
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SOEs – clueless again

Yesterday’s piece on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) ended on the note that the fixing of SOEs doesn’t appear on the hori
Published 04 Jul, 2019 06:04am
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Sick enterprises

The finance ministry’s latest report on the federal footprint on economy courtesy the state-owned enterprises (SOE) has
Published 03 Jul, 2019 06:19am
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An ode to shadows

Politics’ love affair with the shadows is a longstanding tradition. In the past, these behind-the-scene operatives have
Updated 03 Jul, 2019 06:31am
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Dazed and confused

Readers know this column has an interest in following the US presidential campaigns, for what happens in DC still has an
Published 02 Jul, 2019 06:20am
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End of OTC?

As Pakistan struggles to meet FATF requirements, there is speculation that the branchless banking sector may be affected
Published 01 Jul, 2019 06:41am
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Farming our future

Who will be the farmer of the future? The globally renowned agricultural and food expert Prof. Louise Fresco raised this
Updated 01 Jul, 2019 09:17am
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Whither cotton emergency?

For months, PTI’s economy team hinted at revolutionary steps for cotton revival on national forums including ECC and fed
Published 26 Jun, 2019 05:46am
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Gold gets going

The global geo-political atmosphere is heating up. Just a few days back, a US surveillance drone was downed near the Ira
Published 26 Jun, 2019 05:31am
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The fog of FATF

On an issue that may potentially leave Pakistani citizens and businesses poorer in years to come, the federal government
Published 25 Jun, 2019 05:41am
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KP: high on development

After Fata’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), an already under-developed province’s development needs have increased
Published 20 Jun, 2019 06:59am
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Hafeez fights back!

At a post-budget conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan last Saturday, Dr Abdul Hafe
Published 19 Jun, 2019 06:31am