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Khurram Husain

The march of hate

What is particularly troubling is that one cannot see any force that stands in the way of the growing right-wing... Published Jul 28, 2016 03:19am

Bored young killers

What’s going on with these affluent few? Their actions have shown a ruthlessness and bloodlust that normal people would Updated Jul 14, 2016 09:19am

Brexit and Pakistan

It would be a colossal mistake to believe that Pakistan will be immune to the large-scale changes that have just been Updated Jun 30, 2016 09:12am

Provincial obligations

The most recent provincial budgets just announced are a good opportunity to assess how far the provinces have come down Published Jun 16, 2016 01:27am

On tampered numbers

Once you politicise the numbers enough you open the door to a truly monstrous babble of fools. Published Jun 09, 2016 02:44am

What about us, Mr Prime Minister?

Why can’t our politicians see their own travel abroad for medical purposes as evidence of the dire need to improve ... Published Jun 02, 2016 06:54am

Budget 2016-17: Budgeting for the rich

Whatever the budget tomorrow contains, there are two crucial areas where we can already say it will fall woefully short. Updated Jun 02, 2016 07:39am

Regional plans

The moment when sanctions were lifted on Iran was the time to make a grand gesture. Updated May 26, 2016 11:28am

Taxes and revenues

The best reforms are those that enhance the ability of the state to target previously hidden revenue bases. Published May 19, 2016 03:26am

Corporate vs turnover taxes

In an environment of weak enforcement and high levels of informality, firms can inflate their costs or conceal some of Published May 12, 2016 01:58am

Panama files

Of the 259 Pakistani names revealed thus far in the second release of the data, only a fraction are political figures. Updated May 11, 2016 08:49am

Memories of F-16s

Sartaj Aziz’s statement that Pakistan can buy its fighter planes from elsewhere is pulling on a delicate thread. Published May 05, 2016 01:44am

Lead the way, Mr Prime Minister

There is no shortage of ways for powerful people to acquire ill-gotten wealth in this country. Updated Apr 28, 2016 08:53am

Other people’s money

The fact is Zardari did recover and so will Sharif. And they both know it. Hence the smug confidence. Published Apr 21, 2016 06:46am

Money and politics

The cost of doing politics in Pakistan has risen very sharply since the transition to civilian rule in 1988. Published Apr 14, 2016 07:07am

The many anxieties of terror

What is left is the endgame, and this is the trickiest part of the entire operation. Published Mar 31, 2016 01:46am