Author Archives: Arif Nizami

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Indian war mongering

And its fallout It is a set pattern. Every time a terrorist incident takes place in the Indian Occupied Kashmir the ubiquitous Pakistani hand is seen behind it by New Delhi. The

Accountability woes

And the Aleem fallout How logic is turned on its head to suit its narrative of the day has become the hallmark of the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) government. Appointed as head of

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US-Pakistan Ties

No reset in the offing Much to the chagrin of foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi the reset in US Pakistan relations – despite tall claims to the contrary – remains elusive. Easily

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Mini or non-budget?

Old wine in a new bottle Finance minister Asad Umar is so cocksure that measures already taken have revived a moribund economy that he is not willing to brook any criticism of

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A bankrupt economy

With no quick fix solutions According to latest figures released by the government, trade deficit is falling sharply and inflation barely rose 0.4 per cent in the past five months since the

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Too many cooks

The curious case of the spokesperson Most news-watchers were shocked to see Dr. Farrukh Saleem the government’s presumptive spokesman on the economy explicating the doom and gloom scenario of our present economic

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Losing the perception game

The economy heading south Perhaps a quintessential optimist, Asad Umer the finance minister, would make us believe that the economic crisis is all but over. Previously the ruling PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) oft

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Economic revival

Still elusive The self –imposed 100 days deadline almost over the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) led government is yet to get its act together. Especially on the economic front there is confusion worst

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First 100 days of PTI

Need for a reset Soon to be approaching, the first 100 days in power of the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) government are reportedly going to be observed with much fanfare. But is there

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Kowtowing to Extremism

The easy way out Instead of catching the bull by the horns the PTI led government has buckled under the collective might of religious zealots and extremists. The political opposition the go-to

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Khan vs the opposition

No more NROs The PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf), led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, seems to be in a constant state of revolution. Castigating political opponents across the board in the

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Economy blues

And the beleaguered media Prime Minister Imran Khan is perhaps making a somewhat desperate last minute attempt to escape the gauntlet of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). In his interaction with media