Author Archives: Waqar Masood Khan


Economic challenges

Vagaries of Consciousness Not as rosy as the government would like to believe An economic storm is gathering momentum. Curiously, however, the government is impervious to the challenges otherwise visible to all


Asifa’s plight

And the ugly face of Hindu nationalism – (2) If one thinks that the atrocities perpetrated on Asifa by these pitiless characters would have caused outrage and revulsion in the hearts of


Exchange Rate Conundrum

Vagaries of Consciousness All players, old and new, have contradictory explanations                           It is difficult to find a previous example comparable to the dispirited environment that is currently surrounding economic management in the


External environment

Promising signs A number of significant developments are taking place in the region. They should form the basis for cautious optimism that Pakistan’s narrative is gaining acceptance and the frenzy and propaganda


FATF and beyond

Pakistan’s many challenges The challenge at Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was unprecedented. It all started when before the Paris meeting, the US State Department held a press conference to announce its


Say no to amnesty

Would the present scheme meet any different fate than its predecessors? A new amnesty scheme is on the anvil. For politicians, few things are more irresistible than the thought of offering an


The US defense strategy

Downgrading the war on terror On 19 January 2018, the US defense secretary unveiled the country’s Defense Strategy, companion document to the National Security Strategy, which was announced by President Donald Trump

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